Friday, November 28, 2014

Iron runner

The year of the Grand Prix USATF-NE series comes to a close (
Great year running for Central Mass Striders Women's Team! I ran each race in the series for 2014 so I qualified to be an IronMan Runner for the Grand Prix!

I am honored to be a part of this series, undoubtedly one of the hardest in the US. If not for the races, the completion and competition ! New England runners are cut throat and wicked fast , I was happy to finish in the top half if not the top ten for the races! Teams include: Boston Athletic Association , Whirlaway, just to name a few -Greater Lowell too.

The races I completed were 10 miler in Feb, a  5K in March , a half marathon in March the day after amarathon , a 5 miler in June ( a PR ), a 15 k in August ,  a 10k in September and the marathon in Nov!

I helped my team score for the marathon which I am super proud of!
Love my team and I have learned much this year about speed work, helping others , and gutting it out ....

Bring on the series for 2015

Thursday, November 6, 2014

NH marathon number 99

On It was a cold start and windy in Manchester NH

35 and head gusts up to 60 mph fun! 
Made it to the start with an extra throwaway vest and hoodie on complete frozen already . 

I paced with my teammates to the half at on on time pace for a 319 finish . Feeling good. Took 2 GU and tried to hydrate well. Then the winds started.

Miles 16-19 in my face on an uphill climb. This little one could not push the pace anymore. The rest ofmy journey was trying to keep an even stride while keeping a steady pace. 

Made it in. Helped my team as much as I was able.

I was happy to finish this series as now I was an official USATF-NE GrandPrix series Ironman !! This was for completed each race for the year. 
Exhausted. ....
I love my CMS team 

Number 100 next Sat the. 8th