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Postby fingerboy » Mon May 28, 2012 11:04 am

You look really happy in the photo. That's great.

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Postby DJHL » Mon May 28, 2012 12:38 pm

Great picture. Well done getting your first marathon under your belt. Now you can enjoy the rest of the summer doing some other events with the fitness level you have built up over the last few months.

By the way, you beat my Boston marathon time - I am going to have to do something about that! :lol:
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Postby mas_runner » Mon May 28, 2012 1:02 pm

Awesome race Carm!! The marathon is an absolute beast, you did really well in your first, congratulations!
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Postby CinC » Mon May 28, 2012 1:31 pm

congrats on your race - well done!
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Carm's First Marathon RR at Ottawa Race Weekend (photo added

Postby IronGoddess » Mon May 28, 2012 1:55 pm

Awesome first marathon. Next one should be Victoria. Btw are you racing any tris this year?!
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Postby Stampie » Mon May 28, 2012 3:09 pm

You are a MARATHONER Carmen!

Congrats and welcome to the club. Your race almost mirrored my first marathon and our times are very similar! Great race report and way to stick it out when it got tough for you. Now rest up and savour this moment.
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Postby carm » Mon May 28, 2012 3:54 pm

fingerboy wrote:You look really happy in the photo. That's great.


Ha ha, thanks. Marathon Photos got their pics up fairly quickly and thanks to some great Zoomphoto photogs who worked for them, we have good race photos this year. I'll buy the digital package for sure.

This photo was taken by a friend at 9.5K, hence why I still look like a million bucks. :lol:
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Postby carm » Mon May 28, 2012 3:55 pm

DJHL wrote:By the way, you beat my Boston marathon time - I am going to have to do something about that! :lol:


Damn straight. Now it's your turn!!!! :D Hope your hammie issues resolve before your next race.
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Postby carm » Mon May 28, 2012 3:57 pm

Running Goddess wrote:Awesome first marathon. Next one should be Victoria. Btw are you racing any tris this year?!


I would really like to do Victoria since I could combine it with a trip to Van to visit my family. It's marathon day +1 and I feel decent and want to do another, so that's a good sign, right? I'm thinking Fall 2013.

I'm doing a sprint at Musselman in the Finger Lakes region of NY and then maybe another local one. I have some swim fitness, no bike fitness and good run fitness right now, so I'll stick to the shorter races. :)
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Postby framboisine » Mon May 28, 2012 5:03 pm

woohoo!!! way to go Carm!

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Postby Lightning » Mon May 28, 2012 6:22 pm

So fantastic! What a super time even though you saaaaaaaay you felt bad. Your result does not show it! I see many more marathons in your future, my friend!! You are amazing!!!!
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Postby carm » Mon May 28, 2012 8:35 pm

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Postby RA. » Tue May 29, 2012 8:07 am

Great pic!
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Postby Miss*Smiles » Tue May 29, 2012 4:05 pm

You're a marathoner! You did great!!

I'm glad you loved the sign :D Glitter makes all signs better... and we learned that way too many runners go commando ;))

Congratulations on your first marathon!!
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Postby carm » Tue May 29, 2012 7:40 pm

Miss*Smiles wrote:You're a marathoner! You did great!!

I'm glad you loved the sign :D Glitter makes all signs better... and we learned that way too many runners go commando ;))

Congratulations on your first marathon!!


Thanks Smiles! Yes, glitter is the best and your signs were hilarious! When the freezies run out or did I completely bypass a freezie without knowing it. :?: :?: :what:
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Postby jes » Tue May 29, 2012 7:45 pm

I didn't get a freezie either :(

I was so focused on the sign, I was pretty much past the group before I realized it was Miss*Smiles with the sign. Next time!!!!
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Postby carm » Tue May 29, 2012 7:45 pm

I found THE SONG and it's a bit pop-py but the chorus was going when I rounded the corner to the finish chute. It got me so jacked up that I almost put my left quad into a spasm.

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Postby carm » Tue May 29, 2012 7:46 pm

jes wrote:I didn't get a freezie either :(

I was so focused on the sign, I was pretty much past the group before I realized it was Miss*Smiles with the sign. Next time!!!!


I saw empty freezie packages along the race course. I was so sad but it probably wouldn't have been a good idea.
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Postby Miss*Smiles » Wed May 30, 2012 8:40 am

Our freezies were handed out in a flash - I can't believe how many runners told me they loved me :ymblushing:
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Postby barebuns1 » Wed May 30, 2012 3:55 pm

Congrats Carm on your 1st Marathon. :) and a pb at that!!! :D
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Postby carm » Wed May 30, 2012 4:43 pm

Miss*Smiles wrote:Our freezies were handed out in a flash - I can't believe how many runners told me they loved me :ymblushing:


Next time I will join you and we will go to Costco ahead of time to load up on the hand-outs. :)
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Postby Avis » Thu May 31, 2012 9:31 am

Hey, Carm! How did I miss your race report. Congratulations on a great firtst marathon! Love the picture--a nice souvenir of a triumphant occaision! :dance:
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Postby jes » Thu May 31, 2012 9:44 am

I'm in your photo!!! :D

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That's at the OTC station, right? You really worked them up into a frenzy. It took me a minute to realize that it was the OTC group...I initially thought you were doing that at all the stations :lol:
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Postby carm » Thu May 31, 2012 2:39 pm

jes wrote:I'm in your photo!!! :D

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That's at the OTC station, right? You really worked them up into a frenzy. It took me a minute to realize that it was the OTC group...I initially thought you were doing that at all the stations :lol:


Cool!!! Yes, that was the OTC station. They didn't see me until I was literally right in front of them. They thought that all the Team MitoCanada shirts had white in them but mine was all black so that confused everyone.
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