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"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
-John Bingham

Inaugural 13.1 Boston – June 27, 2010

Filed Under (CCFA Team Challenge Boston, Races) by Matt on 01-07-2010

Well, it all led up to this.  16 weeks of training, sometimes religiously, sometimes slacking.  This was THE day I, along with the rest of the CCFA Team Challenge Team Georgia, had been training for.

The weather was amazing.  The scenery was amazing.  The course was safe, smoothly paved.  The only problem was that it was NOT Boston.  It was in Canton, MA.  Close, but no cigar.

The course was quite challenging with tall and long, drawn out hills; and although they ran out of water (mostly just the cups) along the way, I was prepared with my own water bottle and had trained frequently on hills.

That’s my mini review.  All in all, a GREAT weekend.  Everyone I encountered on the course was friendly and Team Challenge camaraderie was out in full force.

Now, to the facts.

Goal: 2 hr 30 min
Distance: 13.1 mi (claimed), 13.3 mi (actual)
Chip Time: 2 hr 17 min 4 sec (PR!)
Avg Page: 10:18/mi

2010 Big Peach 5K

Filed Under (CCFA Team Challenge Boston, Races, Training Log) by Matt on 02-05-2010

I ran the 2010 Big Peach 5K race in Atlanta with other members of Team Challenge.  It was nice to talk to some people pre-race and get motivated to run, plus I was able to get a last burst of motivation thanks to one of our coaches who was cheering by the finish.  Big Peach Running Co put on an excellent race.

Time: 26:55 (NEW PR!)

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Thank you Team Challenge donors!

Filed Under (CCFA Team Challenge Boston) by Matt on 10-03-2010

I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank those who have donated to Team Challenge thus far, as well as the many more I have spoken with this week that have pledged donations in the coming days and weeks.  Your donations go to a great cause that 1.4 million Americans appreciate!

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