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Old May 26th 2010, 3:38 am
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Just wondering if any of the Calgary area peeps are digging out their running shoes for Sunday's marathon?

Not me, I'll be doing my first half (it seemed like a good idea when I registered months ago) - it won't be fast and it won't be pretty but, hopefully, I'll feel good about it afterwards!

Anyway, online registration closes at midnight tonight so there's still some time if you're undecided
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Originally Posted by MrsDV
Just wondering if any of the Calgary area peeps are digging out their running shoes for Sunday's marathon?

Not me, I'll be doing my first half (it seemed like a good idea when I registered months ago) - it won't be fast and it won't be pretty but, hopefully, I'll feel good about it afterwards!

Anyway, online registration closes at midnight tonight so there's still some time if you're undecided
Good Luck on Sunday MrsDV . I am not registered for Sundays race but am taking part in the Banff half marathon in September.

If you enjoy your first half, you could always register for the Hyperthermic half marathon in February 2011!
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Is this your first go at that distance?
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Thanks Mountain Girl!

I don't think I'll be doing the Hypothermic Half in Feb., that sounds painful

The way I feel right now I think, after Sunday, I may slip back to a more comfortable 10k distance for while.

Are you doing Melissa's in Sept.? That seems to be the most popular race around here, almost impossible to get registered for.

Yes Alan, this is my first go at the half - I don't think I had ever run much more than 10k when I started training for this back in Jan. I have almost done the distance (about 20.5k) in training runs without falling over or throwing up so hopefully I'll be ok on the day!
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I'm not running in Calgary this year, have done the half before they changed to the new route, have fun. I think I'll probably go out and cheer this year, there's never very much community participation in Calgary so I'll add my voice to the few who do get out

Melissa's is a great race, lots of people and beautiful scenery, if you want to run it and haven't got a bib, check out the Running Room website for the Melissa's thread, there's always bibs up for sale close to the event.

Hypothermic is worth doing for the breakfast after at the Sheraton, unless they've changed it. I didn't run that this year.
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Alan2005- Nope, it’s not my first. I am an avid runner have been running consistently for the last couple of years, my current mileage is about 25 a week; hoping to improve on that over the summer months.


MrsDV- Yep managed to get two spots on the Melissa’s. It certainly was hard to get registered. Only 1500 spots and 20,000 people tried to log on, I guess it popular as its one of the only races in the national park. Looks like it will be great fun.
I felt like you before my first half, but loved it! I hope you are carb. Loading this week!
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I'm not running in Calgary this year, have done the half before they changed to the new route, have fun. I think I'll probably go out and cheer this year, there's never very much community participation in Calgary so I'll add my voice to the few who do get out

Melissa's is a great race, lots of people and beautiful scenery, if you want to run it and haven't got a bib, check out the Running Room website for the Melissa's thread, there's always bibs up for sale close to the event.

Hypothermic is worth doing for the breakfast after at the Sheraton, unless they've changed it. I didn't run that this year.
Oh yes, do come out and cheer! I did the 10k at this event last year and was quite disappointed by the lack of cheering! Although at the few points where there was some enthusiastic support it provided quite a boost!

You know, it would have to be quite an outstanding breakfast to get me running a half marathon in Calgary in February (got me thinking though )
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It was a good breakfast the years I've run it; at the Sheraton in Eau Claire; nice buffet and lots of it, even for slower finishers like me. I agree the weather can and has been brutal in February, I think that's why I haven't done it for a while Still it can be warm too Calgary weather being what it is, luck of the draw!
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Originally Posted by MrsDV
Just wondering if any of the Calgary area peeps are digging out their running shoes for Sunday's marathon?
Not my running shoes per se, but my group is singing at the half-way point in Varsity at 9.00 am if anyone cares to listen!
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Can you do it on a horse?
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Originally Posted by Alberta_Rose
Not my running shoes per se, but my group is singing at the half-way point in Varsity at 9.00 am if anyone cares to listen!
That sounds very civilized.
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Can you do it on a horse?
You know, I don't remember any mention of horses in the rules! (assuming you're still talking about the marathon )
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Originally Posted by Alberta_Rose
Not my running shoes per se, but my group is singing at the half-way point in Varsity at 9.00 am if anyone cares to listen!
I am running the full marathon on Sunday (without the snow hopefully). I have done a few halfs before, three this year I think, but this will be my first full marathon.

Looking forward to the entertainment in Varsity - I might need it at that point. The more support the better, it should help me finish.

Good luck to all those taking part.
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Shall I wave my Union Flag so you know it's me?

.... my director might not allow that of course ... t'would "spoil the unit look!"
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Originally Posted by wiggs1034
I am running the full marathon on Sunday (without the snow hopefully). I have done a few halfs before, three this year I think, but this will be my first full marathon.

Looking forward to the entertainment in Varsity - I might need it at that point. The more support the better, it should help me finish.

Good luck to all those taking part.
Good Luck - enjoy you're first marathon (and the entertainment!)
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