Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Run My PR Again ~ Yes, Please!

This week on the Tuesdays on the Run linkup, it is all about the do-over.
Join in with...
Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life 
If you had a chance to revisit a particular race, and run it again, either because you’d like to train for or run it differently than the way you did the first time around, or you’d like to relive the awesome, what race would you choose to revisit?

I immediately thought about the Richmond Half last year! November 2015
That feeling of running strong mile after mile - I want do it again!

I just wanted a way to freeze ALL the details in my mind. I had a rough first mile because my nerves were getting to me, but then I settled in and my mantra of the day was PUSH! and push myself I did. Half marathon #6 will stand as my best - a 7 minute PR!
The weather was so perfect, my energy was great, just one of those days where the stars aligned.
I was in shock I did it! My dream day in my head had always been a 2:05:00 and I beat that by two minutes ;)



A month later on another gorgeous day, I ran my second best half marathon  race in Fredericksburg, VA 
I really enjoyed the course and I was so thankful to be running. My foot was on the decline and I had not been able to run hardly at all between these races. I was thrilled I ran so strong :) 


December 2015 

I am so thankful I had these two high points last year. It wasn't long after my foot tore, and I ended up off running several months...
I am not sure I will ever get back to those kind of paces for half marathons again, so I am really grateful I was able to enjoy those moments and achieve my "dream races."  

Ever have those moments where you really wish time would slow down, so you could soak it all in!!??

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  1. Love this! You must have been over the moon! It's so awesome when you have these magical moments on the course. It's what makes all the hard work worth it.

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    1. Those magical moments are precious :) They are hard to come by- I guess that is why I appreciate them so much.

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  2. I'm so happy you had those wonderful experiences! I can't express how much I love when people surpass their wildest expectations. I swear it's why I've been blogging and coaching so long. I actually have a little bit of video the Caveman took of me finishing Grand Rapids. It makes me cry! :p

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    1. Thank you :) It is motivating, even when it is not me. I love to see others hit that dream time or dream race.
      That is awesome you have some video to enjoy!! It s even better when we get to capture those precious memories!

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  3. That is so awesome!! You look so happy in your picture!! Moments like this keep pushing you and I'm sure it will happen for you again! you work really hard, and it will pay off!

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    1. Thanks Ana! I was grinning ear to ear literally LOL I couldn't believe it when I was on the bridge. I hope I have a few more good ones in me, but I am not sure.

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  4. Awww I am glad you had those wonderful experiences! I often try to soak in the moment, especially at the end of a race I am doing well at. Or just the end of an iconic race. The last time I ran Boston, I literally stopped on Boylston street to soak it in, take pictures, then run to the finish!

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    1. Boston would be huge, I would soak it in too!
      Thanks, I hope i get to share another good one wit you soon :)

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  5. These sound like amazing races! I'd love to do Richmond again one day :) They really put on a great race.

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    1. Yes, you should come run Richmond again :) It is a fun one!

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  6. That's exactly how I went during the Miami Half in Jan 2015. Every mile I kept wondering "when is this feeling going to go away?" and "when is my body going to crash" but that moment never came. That's the only race I've ever done where it felt like all the stars aligned, but what a feeling -- I hope to get to experience again one of these days! haha

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    1. I love it :) It is so good when everything just flows!!! It will happen again for you !!

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  7. Never say never, Karen! I hope that those days are not behind you, or maybe not as far behind you as you may think.

    But there's nothing wrong with basking in your glory days, either!

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  8. I wish I could go back and run both of my marathons. I still view both of them as a disaster and would love to be better trained and have a better performance lol

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    1. I hate that they aren't great memories for you. Such a big accomplishment, issues an all...however, I believe you will rock your ultra race!!

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  9. I wish I could run my PR half marathon, too! It was such a great feeling to feel so strong on the race course. I hope to channel that feeling again in 2017!

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  10. You're running as well as ever right now, so you never know...

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  11. I like your take on this. Every post I have been reading were about races they wish they would do over because they didn't like the outcome of it. Great job on that PR. Who wouldn't wanna relive their PR moment?

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    1. Thank you!! I wish I could go back and capture that feeling for just a moment :) I could not control my grinning after i finished lol

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  12. PR races truly are the best! It sounds like had dream-like experiences when everything just came together perfectly. I wish I could run my PR half marathon again, too! I am excited for your marathon experience coming soon, which I'm betting you'll want to rerun afterwards, too. =)

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    1. Those days where the universe just says it is your day lol it is so amazing!
      We'll see after I run one how i feel LOL

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  13. Oh yes! Relive that PR and all the glory. That's a great choice!

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  14. I want to repeat my PR. Maybe at PCM.

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    1. That would be awesome! Go for it!
      I can't dream that big for a warm race, but I do have a few planned here for winter...maybe, I can work on speed :) ...I'll just have to see how i feel!

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  15. Nothing feels so good as a perfect race, amiright?

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  16. You know, I am so "in the moment" when I race, I can't think of any race I'd like to do over, but I do sign up for the same races again and again!

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  17. That's awesome! My dream half time would be to break 2:10. At my age, it may never happen and with my ankle injury I'm just thankful to run a few miles these days. It's great to have the memories of races from our "glory days"! 😄

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  18. That's awesome! My dream half time would be to break 2:10. At my age, it may never happen and with my ankle injury I'm just thankful to run a few miles these days. It's great to have the memories of races from our "glory days"! 😄

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    1. I totally get that, I would have a hard time breaking 2:10 right now, but I am glad I did it a few times :) I hope you get it one day!

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