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Oracle Rumble Half Marathon - AZT event, AZ
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Oracle Rumble Half Marathon - AZT event, AZ 
Oracle Rumble Half Marathon - AZT event, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Jan 28 2017
uphill_junkie
Run/Jog13.03 Miles 2,037 AEG
Run/Jog13.03 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   5.25 mph
2,037 ft AEG
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Well, I got ready and rumbled! Well, ok, except replace the r with st...... :lol: What a great course they set up for the half out of Oracle State Park. Lots of rollers and nice open plain-like terrain. It was SOOOOOOOO flipping freezing, no one wanted to take their down jackets off to start, but we all know we'll warm up not too long after starting the run. Man was it COLD!!!! I believe it was about 27 degrees at the start, and only got up to about 36 during the run. I started out with a nice clump of people for a couple miles, and then everyone started to spread out. People came and people went, and I just didn't care. I had 2 goals for this event - 1) to finish without stopping and 2) to finish in under 3 hours. I did both, so :y: , and even finished in under 2.5 hrs, so bonus! And only stopped for about 15-30 seconds or so to get a drink of water, so I don't count that. :) I just walked the hills since I can walk them faster than run them :lol: , and the only torturous part of the whole course were the 2 mile plus long stretches in the washes. The first quarter mile of the first wash was at least frozen since it was in the shade, so that made it ok since the surface was harder, but the rest of the about 3/4 of a mile of that one and the about 1.5 miles of the second wash were unexpected torturous sandy stretches.

Made it in the top 10 females, so I am happy with that. My friend Rosie did the 10K - her first race after being in that horrible accident over 3 years ago. She did great, so we went and celebrated at Catalina Brewing Company afterward. Man, their beer was the best part of the day! :)
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