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  1. HotPinkSneakers

    Table Rock Trail Challenge

    Super cool! Congrats on your 19 loops!
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    Self-diagnosis: Popliteus Injury

    Blowing a tire on a bridge is one of my bigger driving fears! Glad Mac was ok! Fingers crossed that another couple weeks does the trick for your knee. Enough already with this injury business!
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    Thelma & Louise 13.1 RR

    OMG there's so much to love about all of this!!! Congrats on an awesome race and big PR - looks like an absolutely spectacular place for a girls' trip! And huge congrats on your engagement!!
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    B2

    You're so wise 😉 Sounds like you've got a great perspective on this latest change of direction, and I have no doubt that you'll come back from this stronger both physically and mentally!
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    Ten years down

    Beautiful pacing! Congrats on your run-i-versary!
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    I’ll Happily Take This PW

    What a cool idea for a race! I've never heard of anything like that, but I'm excited to hear how it goes for you!
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    Mt. Evans Ascent Race Report

    That's an amazing accomplishment! Congrats on your finish! And yeah, pain during downhills is pretty classic runner's knee; mind didn't bother me at all on uphills but the slightest decline could trigger it. From what I've read, the patellar strap is more for patellar tendinitis rather than patello-femoral syndrome/patella mis-tracking. Have you tried taping specifically for patello-femoral pain syndrome? This video shows the type of taping that I had to do, which I found really effective:
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    Under the knife.

    "Ho hum" is pretty much the best reaction to surgery you can hope for I think! I'm glad it was entirely boring and routine. Hopefully those first running steps can happen soon!
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    The Bridge Challenge

    I love this so much!! Congrats to both you and Jim - everyone was a winner that day!
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    Piling Up the Hay in the Barn

    Bangle has a copyright on the Bangle Pump finish line post, but that doesn't stop me from copying that either 😋
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    Piling Up the Hay in the Barn

    Maybe it was my invisible plane that made the flying look effortless 😉
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    San Diego RnR Half RR

    Ugh, I totally get that frustration. But you absolutely will get there! 70s and sunny is plenty hot enough to affect your performance, even if that's weather you're used to. I bet on a cool, dry day you would have nailed that sub-2:00. Maybe a new race that you don't have as much baggage with would be a good mental boost for you, and a cooler climate and/or shadier course would make a big difference. You got this!
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    Piling Up the Hay in the Barn

    Haha yeah, maybe I should also do a trail run as my shakeout! And/or have Zam there as my lucky charm 😉
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    Piling Up the Hay in the Barn

    Exactly! Keeping the road divided would have been such a simple solution! But this was the inaugural year for this race, so I guess some hiccups were inevitable. The race organizer did at least seem very receptive to my feedback about this on the Facebook page, especially when a bunch of other women piled on with agreement 😛
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    Marathon Goals by Billy Joel

    YAAASSSSSSSS!!!!! This is gonna be a great summer of watching you get after it! I agree with the others above: NYC is not a difficult course elevation-wise. And even if it is a windy day, you turn often enough that you won't be going into a headwind for all *that* long. My biggest challenge with NYC was the other runners and getting boxed in (and the hot firefighters I needed to high-five #fucktangents), but at your target pace it'll be so much less crowded. And there's just nothing in the world like the energy you get from a bazillion screaming spectators!
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