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In Which Jenn Gets Trapped In Her Own Half Marathon

One of the downsides of getting faster while racing local is the potential traffic snarl. If you finish in 2:15 but everyone has 3:30 to complete the race and said race is on the same roads you need to drive on to get home… you see where I’m going with this. I ran into this exact trouble the first time I ran the ZOOMA Half Marathon. It takes place in the streets of Annapolis and the surrounding area, and it more or less locks up the larger majority of the finish area. It took me forever to carve myself a...

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In Which Jenn Crushes The ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon

Oh, is it race day already? ZOOMA Annapolis went so well I’m worried I may have used up all my good race luck for the year. If you’re running a race and see someone face down in the mud, covered in scrapes and both legs broken, it’s probably me. But let’s not worry overmuch about the future. Let’s dwell for now in the comfort of the past, where I ran the ZOOMA Annapolis Half and came as near to crushing it as I could reasonably hope. Settle in! I run ZOOMA for the practical reason that it starts and...

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In Which Jenn Recaps The ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon

How was the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon? To quote myself that one time: HILLLLLS. (But not THAT bad. Nothing ever will be.) I was very graciously hosted for this race by Elizabeth, an Annapolis resident, who picked up my packet for me so I didn’t have to brave the Friday Beltway during rush hour, fed me, put me to bed, and let me set an extra alarm for race morning because I am still paranoid post-MCM. The close proximity also allowed me to sleep an extra 45 minutes, and even then I arrived at the race start at Navy-Marine...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/02

It’s ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon week! Yup, it all goes down this Saturday. As I’ve mentioned, I’ll be crashing with Elizabeth, a native Annap…olean? Annapolite? A person who lives in Annapolis. She also gave me some insight on the course: Looks like you’ll be running past the Naval Academy and St. John’s College, which both have nice campuses (St. John’s is weirdly reminiscent of Washington College with the brick walkways, etc.), and you’ll go past some government buildings like the Court of Appeals building and DNR. The Severn River Bridge is the bane of my existence when I try...

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30 Rock making it rain

In Which Jenn Corrals More Discounts

Discounts! I have more running-related discounts! I’m thinking of making this a monthly thing. Thoughts? SLS3 is offering their compression foot sleeve for $19.90 – a $20 discount – in exchange for an Amazon review (on the honor system as far as I can tell.). The sleeve is designed to provide arch support and relieve plantar fasciitis if that’s your deal. It comes in different sizes so you can customize your fit. If you’re in my neck of the woods, Groupon has a pretty good deal for The Great Inflatable Race on June 18 in DC – $29.99 for...

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Mickey running

In Which Jenn Finally Has A Race Schedule In Place

I’ve been putting this post off for quite a while due to chronic boredom. Not that I’m bored with running and racing, but rather my race schedule was boring. For some time my first planned race wasn’t until September. September. Ugh. What kind of runner can wait that long??? Well, the kind who didn’t enjoy last year’s Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and doesn’t want to brave the potentially perilous weather of March for Rock ‘n Roll anything. And more importantly, the kind of runner who is trying trying TRYING SO HARD to guard her wallet for once. (You’re still hurting...

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