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{Outdoor Life} April running & Race #45

{Outdoor Life} April running & Race #45

We had a big half marathon planned for April in Kansas City: The Garmin Oz marathon. A few weeks before we were to run, we got an email they were postponing the half marathon because they couldn’t have the finish line celebration they wanted. Unfortunately, they pushed it to the first weekend in November, which didn’t allow our girls to participate in the race. We were disappointed, but asked for a refund and then had the girls’ entries switched to…

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{outdoor life} running March miles

{outdoor life} running March miles

March was a better month for mileage, but I hit a hiccup when my April half marathon was postponed. It’s hard to get motivated when your “why” is gone. I have a 15k and a half marathon end of May and first of June, so I have to get my butt moving again. The weather has warmed up so the motivation is returning. I just wish there wasn’t so much outside stress in my life right now that distracts me….

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{Outdoor Life} Race #44

{Outdoor Life} Race #44

Today was race number 44 for me since October 2013. It was supposed to be a 7K, but it measured at 4.24 miles. I really don’t understand how they couldn’t move the finish line ONE-TENTH of a mile (they did warn it was a 7K-ISH) so that it could fit in with my previous 5 races of 7K distance (including this very race we ran last year when this one was forced to be virtual). This is my second race…

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{Outdoor Life} Spring Running

{Outdoor Life} Spring Running

In Colorado, we get most of our snow in March and April, especially on the front range. The weather people are predicting 12-24” by Sunday night, though the original predictions aren’t panning out. We were supposed to run a St Paddy’s Day race Sunday morning, but it was already postponed to next weekend because of the forecast. Since we aren’t running tomorrow in the race, we made sure we got out this morning. Running in spring snow is one of…

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{Running} 5 miles

{Running} 5 miles

I have 7 weeks until my next half marathon, and it’s tough getting back on track. Today was a rough 5 miles, but I had to get the mileage in. I’m supposed to run a 10K next weekend, and it’s going to be rough! The weather started a little chilly, and we had some snowflakes today, but I ended up warm by a mile into the run. The skies are pretty dark in the southwest, but by afternoon it was…

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{Running} 50 by 50

{Running} 50 by 50

Hubby and I were born just under two months apart (though, according to our moms, our due dates were the same day–he was early, and I was really really late). We will both be 50 years old this year and, in honor of that, we are working on some goals. I started running at 40ish; I was going through a divorce and started, stopped, and restarted the Couch to 5K app program to save my sanity. I wasn’t very serious…

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{Running} Valentine’s Day 4 mile race

{Running} Valentine’s Day 4 mile race

Our race was supposed to take place on Valentine’s Day, last Sunday. The race was cancelled just after midnight that morning because the temperatures were low (0-1 degree) and the wind chill was -19 degrees. We’ve actually run a race in low temps before; in March of 2019, we ran That Dam Run 10k and half marathon in 0 degree weather at the start, a mere 10 degrees at the finish, and a little snow. At 19 degrees below 0…

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(Running) 2020 in Review

(Running) 2020 in Review

The Dopey Challenge–4 races, 4 days, 48.6 miles–was an amazing way to start 2020! We had been training most of 2019 to prepare for the race, including completing several half marathons, some shorter races, and hundreds of miles of training. Our last 80-100 miles of training was in November and December in Colorado, so we experienced some rather cold weather. This would prove to be a challenge to us, as we found ourselves racing in HOT weather (above average for…

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