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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sole of the City 10K 2012

This was the first running of the "Sole of the City 10K" hosted by Charm City Run. I loved the run and think it was really well organized event! Would recommend to all.

Overall rating? A
Main complaints? None
Favorite parts? The premium!
Communication before the race? A
Expo? None- but they did have race day packet pickup
Premium? A. Under Armour long-sleeved quarter zip
Water Stops/Aid Stations? A . Definitely frequent enough and well stocked! Wish they had used paper cups instead of plastic cups
Finisher's Medal? N/A
Finisher's Festival? A. Great boxed lunches from the Greene Turtle!
Would I run this race again/recommend it to anyone? YES Defeinitely.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Run for Love 5K

This morning my good friend Emilie Cecil and I "Ran for Love". The course started at Fraternity Row at the University of Maryland, and wrapped its way around Lake Artemesia. Although it was untimed and a little short of a 5K, I still had a great time :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

2012 Cherry Blossom 10-miler

This was one of the first
runs I did for Lew Goode,
 battling brain cancer.
One of my dear friends, Lewis Goode was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. This was one of the runs I did "for Lew". Ever since he was first diagnosed, whenever I lace up my running shoes, I run for him. Whenever I hit a wall in a run, I think of Lew and he helps me get through. This is for you, LEW!

I'm glad I did the George Washington Relay two months ago! I didn't really train much for this 10 miler, but I really enjoyed it. It was great to be out in DC, and after not "making the cut" last year, I was happy to lace up my shoes and run with thousands of other runners in DC for this historic event. In 2011, I entered the lottery, but was not chosen to run so I opted to volunteer (I helped with the random drug testing for the elite athletes :)).

Overall rating? B
Main complaints? None really - race was punctual, court marshals were around
Favorite parts? Probably the fact that it retraced part of the Marine Corps Marathon 2011 course.
Communication before the race? A
Expo? C. Kinda small - was in the National Building Museum, but wasn't bad for an expo for a 10 miler!
Premium? D. The shirt sucked - the design was lame and all we got was a cotton tee. I understand it's expensive to host a big event like this in such a large city, but come on... at least give us a tech tee :)
Water Stops/Aid Stations? A . Definitely frequent enough and well stocked!
Finisher's Festival? C. Average. Nothing to write home about
Would I run this race again/recommend it to anyone? Yeah

Ran for "Lew"

One of my favorite pics - kind of invigorating
to have the guy behind you tear his shirt
off :)


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