Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Rock & Roll Half" Age Group Award

After finishing third in my age group at the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in July, I've been waiting patiently for my age group award to arrive. It finally came in the mail yesterday. I know some people were curious what an RnR "trophy" looks like so here's a picture of mine - a pretty decent sized wall plaque:

RnR Chicago 2016 AG Plaque (quarter to right)

In other news, my taper for the Chicago Marathon is on. My last big run will be my 20 miler on Sunday, then it's all easy medium and short runs until October 9th! The excitement builds...

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations again, Pete!!! What a fabulous trophy! Thank you for including the quarter next to it for reference - it really helps put it into size perspective.

    Hurray for tapering!!!

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    1. Thanks Emily. Always glad to provide a quarter for reference (I got that trick for eBay listings)!

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  2. Pretty freaking cool! That must have put a little extra pep in your step for your run that day :) hope your last 20 goes well- and then enjoy the taper! (Will you be joining us in Boston next April!?)

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    1. Yes, it is very cool and a lot nicer and bigger than I thought it would be. I think I may do Carmel again next year (believe it or not)!

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    2. Carmel was super nice. I enjoyed it a lot too. :) you'll be missed in Beantown!

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    3. Yeah, after this long training cycle I'm looking to keep things simple for my spring marathon 2017. Maybe I'll have more motivation for Boston 2018!? :)

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  3. That's pretty cool and well worth the wait.

    I'll be cheering you on at mile 13 with Marcia this year!

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    1. Yes, it's pretty cool. Also cool that you and Marcia will be at mile 13. Just at the point where I'll need some motivation to tackle the last half! :)

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  4. Well that's much bigger than a quarter!

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  5. Super cool!!!! Enjoy your 20 and taper!!!

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    1. Thanks! Looking forward to getting more sleep during my taper!

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  6. That's pretty cool!! Congrats!

    Enjoy your 20!

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    1. Thanks Zenaida! Yes to taper time! :)

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