What beautiful scenery. Congrats on beating your goal and enjoying yourself.
congrats on another one. beautiful pictures, brings back some memories. thanks for the RR and the pictures
Thanks for the greta RR! You had a terrific attitude, especially at that altitude. Thanks for the course photos - that place is drop-dead gorgeous. Congrats on approaching the race with good smarts, achieving goals, and catching sight of the big horns.
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Congratulations! This looks like a beautiful race. Love the pics.
What an awesome race, beautiful photos! I love it all. Your smart race plan, your goals, your determination, your final time. I can't imagine driving 3 hours, running a marathon and driving home all in one day! You go, girl.
The pictures are beautiful, and what a great report. Thanks for sharing, Mariposai. Congrats!
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Beautiful pictures and report. Thanks for sharing this.
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Oh, Nancy - what a beautiful race! You are so right that traveling that route on foot lets you soak in all the beauty in a way that you would never get in a car. Wonderful race and report!
(I tell you what, though, running the first half at HM pace sure makes the 2nd half very difficult. I think your time was excellent, given the givens. Nice job!)
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that really was an excellent race given the amount of training, Nancy! This sounds like such a beautiful course and enjoyable marathon. The pictures, as beautiful as they are, probably don't do it justice!