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Mini TR- 8 Tuff Miles

Postby SOonthebeach » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:40 pm

What a great race, again! Thought I would do a little mini TR and post a few pics, since my legs won't move right now- not much to do but look out over Coral Bay and type ;-)

Below are pics of us and our friends- including a few forumites! We had a fantastic time- everyone finished great, and libations and burgers were PERFECT afterward (thank you Skinny's- again!!)

Kygirl, my friend Wendy and me:
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Sue Brandi at water station #2- thank you SUE!
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Encouragement:
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This view is always gorgeous, even when I'm in pain:
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Kygirl and hubby at the finish:
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Hubby and me at the finish:
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Cheers! This group included benchill's wife and friends- awesome runners:
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That's me on the left, with benchill's wife next to me, and more friends:
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I had to eat some before I got the food porn shot. Skinny's burger of the day and a painkiller- YUM!
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The end:
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Will do a full TR after we get home- off to more sun and fun (and the BB gathering tomorrow)! Hey Kygirl- PM me your email and facebook and I'll send you the pics! Let's get together again this week!
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Postby California Girl » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:44 pm

Thanks so much for the report and wonderful pictures! I bet that's the best burger you ever ate! :D
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Postby mbw1024 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:00 pm

Perfect ending! Congrats to everyone!
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Postby Kealani » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:41 pm

Congrats- enjoy the burgers and painkillers you deserve them!!!!
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Postby brenda » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:44 pm

Thanks for posting!
Going "home" again October 26th!
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Postby EagleRayLover » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:53 pm

Congrats!! Looked like a great day for a wonderful race- Thanks for the pics and hope you enjoyed the painkillers and the yummy burger! :D
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Postby Exit Zero » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:20 pm

Congrats - great pics -- maybe the new Skinny Legs motto could be "People run 8 Tuff Miles to eat our burgers!"
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Postby LauraD » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:15 pm

Well Done, Contratulations to All! I am in awe that you guys and gals run that route. Laura
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Postby P-600 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:31 pm

Great Job!! Can't wait for the "real" trip report! Awesome start!!
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Postby hoosierdaddy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:17 am

Thanks for the report. did you do much hill training prior to the race?
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Postby PA Girl » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:34 am

Very cool. For several years, we arrived the day of the race and always thought about adjusting our schedule to be there for the race. My mom would love to run it.
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Postby toni » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:03 pm

Thanks for posting. :)
When I think about the cars huffing/puffing up some of the hills I'm impressed with anybody who runs them!
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Postby augie » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:06 pm

Excellent job - with both the race, and with the report!
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Postby SOonthebeach » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:00 pm

Thanks guys!

Did some hill training- mostly 10% to 15% incline on the treadmill (not too many hills in Dallas)- and on inclines I mostly walked (as I did on most of them during the race :shock: )

My biggest help this year was increasing my distance during training- I think it really helped me run farther distances on the less hilly parts and all downhill- improved my time by 17 minutes! Don't expect to improve that much next year :wink:

Peter Alter, the race director, also suggests running stairs. If anyone is thinking to maybe do this race, I say definitely DO- it is fantastic and has such an awesome community feel. Love it!

Headed home Wednesday :cry: TR soon come after that.....
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