Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

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Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:43 am

The short of it: garmin measured 13.3x both days. I easy jogged at under 12 min miles for a 2:35 the first day and 2:37 the second day. Since I usually don't run long training runs, I'm happy with the speeds. Cardiovascular could go faster but left heel no.

The revelation: This was a lapped race with alot of two way, so you get to see others coming towards you. Its south Texas and it is hot and humid so people don't need to wear clothes. On the second day, about five miles in, I was watching some terrifically well formed bodies running towards me. I realized: You don't "have" to be perfect; but if you WANT to be, go for it. There is a difference between the choice to work on a well formed body and feeling like it is pushed on you psychologically. I choose to be the fit person I am. So, go work on those awesome abs if you want them.

I'm not giving up. And I'm not going to be discouraged by the society I live in. I'm not going to be discouraged by my age. I was running half marathons instead of laying in a hospital bed. I'm just going to keep going for it.

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Today's shoes experiment was much better than yesterday's. So the shoes for next weekend's 50 mile race are picked. I think I didn't tear myself up too bad with this weekend's running so my left heel will be ok for a 50 mile walk.

THE BEST MEDALS EVER

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We also got a cool sports bag (more like flight bag), t-shirt and socks. Lots of food if you like that sort of thing.

More pics added later. Maybe more reflections too.
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby ian » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:23 pm

Interesting event. The original medal pictures you posted last week showed a "left side" and "right side" version of the half rainbow for each of the individual races, whereas you now seem to have two "right sides".

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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:59 pm

ian wrote:Interesting event. The original medal pictures you posted last week showed a "left side" and "right side" version of the half rainbow for each of the individual races, whereas you now seem to have two "right sides".

I'm very creative.
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:10 pm

Awesome job, Laura -- LOVE that there was some "scenery" to enjoy as well....

And I, OF COURSE, love your introspection and dediction to fitness and health -- you certainly keep me motivated :D

Best of luck to you next weekend -- enjoy!
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby Ken B » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:37 pm

Congratulations, Laura! Both on the the events and the introspection! *S* This is an event I could very much enjoy so I am placing on my to-do list of running events.

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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:44 pm

Excellent. I LOVE the medals. :D
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Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby Jwolf » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:50 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby HCcD » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:59 pm

Sa-sweet ... One of these year's I'd be tempted to make this trip, in particular if my b-day falls on the weekend .... How cool would that be ... :shifty:

Congrats ... :P
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby carm » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Congrats Laura! I hope that the rest of your year is sunshine and rainbows. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and insights too.
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby barebuns1 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:42 am

Congrats on your back to back 13.1 races. I enjoy out and back races too, it is nice to see these amazing running forms on the return. It is amazing that runners do come in all sizes and shapes. :)
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:21 am

Very cool medals!
Love your introspection :D
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby purdy65 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:48 am

Nicely done!

Those medals look very cool! Good luck next weekend!
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby trixiee » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:45 am

Awesome! Glad the heel held up! :D

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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:59 pm

Well done Laura!
Love the medals.
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby Avis » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:06 pm

Nicely done, Spirit!
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Re: Seabrook Spirit - Double 13.1

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:02 pm

way to go!
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