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2010-10-16 6:40 PM
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Good luck to All of the racers, Have a great PR day !!!!



2010-10-18 7:57 AM
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Everyone happy and healthy?

I totally missed my PR and was 15min worse than last year, but I still feel more satisfied after my second.  I trained as much as I could within the constraints of family and job, and I really left everything out there.  I am just not as fast as I thought I was or want to be.

Hope everyone feels a sense of accomplishment.  As I was gutting through the last 3-4 miles I realized; this is really hard, and everyone doing it is a winner.

Congrats to all.
2010-10-18 8:06 AM
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I had a great first marathon yesterday!  Finished close enough to my goal time to be happy.  I planned my 'perfect' finish time to be a 3:30 and my 'happy' time at 3:40 and my 'oh-no, this hurts a lot' time at 3:50.  I finished 3:42.

Nice course and plenty of people at each aid station.  I was surprised at how many people were out at different points of the course - and cheering very loudly.  That was very cool.

Next year?  Maybe.  I'd like to do Detroit too.

Hope everyone else is doing well too!
2010-10-18 8:07 AM
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It was my first half and I couldn't have asked for a better race! I loved the course, the volunteers and spectators were great, weather awesome, and the post-race food - who can argue with beer, chili, and ice cream? Yum! I finished in 2:21:58 which beat my goal by 8 minutes so I am thrilled with that. No injuries, but my left groin is oddly sore today and knees are achy.
2010-10-18 2:31 PM
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Very well organized race. The course itself was pretty good. It has its pros and cons, but then again so does every other race. I would run it again in a few years for a change of scenery. Grand Rapids is a great city and would love to go back and visit the night life. Ran a 3:07:04 and registered for Boston this morning!

Job well done to everyone who finished! It was a perfect race day.
2010-10-18 3:45 PM
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You the man SkierDan!!!!  That is some smoking fast running.  Great job to everyone else.  I've been thinking about GR next year instead of Detroit.  We'll see. 


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