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Post  mountandog on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:36 pm

OK y'all I have to share.

My eldest daughter Chelsea ran the Tupelo Marathon this morning in order to attempt her BQ (3:35:00). She's trained real consistently and hard, following the Pfitz 18 wk, 55 mile plan. I was concerned as the dewpoint this morning at 5am was 73 degrees and I know that absolutely kills me. We talked about pacing, strategies, hydration, fueling, etc. (this is her 5th marathon and has run Bos once already) but I couldn't really offer much comfort beyond "trust your training". She's been living in Atlanta so that was a pretty good training ground for the heat and humidity.

Result: 3:19:09 > FIRST FEMALE cheers > 7th OA

I have a legit marathon champ in the family. Not just AG winners. That is so kewl.

Sorry - but I had to brag.


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Post  Julie on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:40 pm

That's awesome! Two ladies I run with ran Tupelo this morning. I heard it was hot! Congratulations to your daughter!!
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Post  JohnP on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:15 pm

Congratulations to you both! What an awesome accomplishment, tell her great job!
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Post  Dave Wolfe on Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:09 am

Bragging is good in a case like this. Congratulations.
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Post  Mark B on Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:10 pm

Brag away. That's fantastic!

Congrats, Dad!
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Post  Schuey on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:22 pm

Awesome!! And you have the right to be a proud daddy! I hoping to be able to do the same thing in the future.
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Post  T Miller on Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:37 am

Congratulations to you both and thanks for sharing.
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Post  Diego on Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:26 am

Congrats to both of you. What a great marathon time in the humidity down there!
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Post  Joel H on Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:51 am

Congrats, that is a great time in those conditions. Very impressive win.
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Post  KathyK on Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:54 am

Outstanding!!
Big congrats!
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Post  Dave-O on Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:31 pm

BAD ASS!!!!! Money
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Post  Chris M on Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:36 pm

Wow! That's getting your BQ with STYLE!! Tremendous achievement!
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Post  mountandog on Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:00 pm

@Dave-O wrote:BAD ASS!!!!! Money

ha - good emoticon Dave. She won $100.
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Post  Jerry on Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:35 pm

Good gene!
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:12 pm

Wow, Congratulations to you both!!!!!!

By the way, did she run the Crim?
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Post  mountandog on Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:57 pm

@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:Wow, Congratulations to you both!!!!!!

By the way, did she run the Crim?

No, she decided to pass on the race. She came in for a wedding and decided that the bachelorette party Fri nite had to take precedence over running a race. I think her friends got to her. Knowing she had Tueplo the next weekend it was an easy decision in the end.
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Post  Ben Z on Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:53 pm

Nice!
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Re: Proud Dad

Post  Chris Coleman on Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:04 am

Fantastic. To go under 3:20 with a target of 3:35!!!
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Post  John Kilpatrick on Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:20 am

Congrats Chelsea!!!!!!!!!!

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Post  cnyoung19 on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:29 am

Thank you, everyone, for all of your kind words and support. I really appreciate it! It's really weird to say I "won" a marathon vs. I "run" marathons. Tupelo is a nice little event, with great volunteers and a great race director. If you don't need a lot of crowd support, don't mind the humidity, and don't mind running through country roads with cows mooing at you, then I'd say go to Tupelo.

Unfortunately I couldn't recruit anybody to make the drive out from Atlanta with me, but the people after the race were all very friendly and a fun group to hang out with. And I drove up to Nashville after I showered to meet up and celebrate with some friends Smile So it was definitely a great experience.

Thanks again for all of your responses to my dad's post!

Chelsea

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Post  jon c on Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:02 pm

Very impressive time and race! Congrats Chelsea and dad!!
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Post  Liz R on Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:31 pm

Wow! You are right to be proud.

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Post  Dave P on Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Congrats!
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