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1635 total / 175 in 2014
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Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2015 - first trip to France!

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  • 13 miles
  • 02:16 time
  • 10:21 pace
  • 1883 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon 13.1 mi 02:16 10:21 pace

The best part of this race was getting to run with DM friend Krista C. and meeting @David F, @Ken W, and @Kelly L, then enjoying a nice post-race brunch with Kelly and her DM friends. Started out a little fast, especially with the interrupted training due to the calf. I managed to hang with Krista for the first nine miles before dropping back - I felt like dropping back after the 10K mark, but Krista did a great job urging me along. I walked more than ran the last 4 miles, but did run hard the last mile to the finish. The calf is sore and stiff, but I have a one hour massage later this afternoon. Hoping that PT the next two weeks will help me get over the hump since the big race (Chicago Marathon) is 11 weeks away.

  • Andy L.
    Andy L.

    Great work getting it done despite the calf problems. Congrats!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Sarah
    Sarah Congrats
    Congrats:

    Awesome race Frank - great pace. You will have an awesome race in October! Glad you could meet up with some DM's to run and brunch with!

    over 2 years ago

  • Gozling
    Gozling Congrats
    Congrats:

    SO awsome to meet the crew, run with, and have brunch with them!! What a great expirience tied in with this Half!!!! Glad the calf isn't too awful- massage, its a good thing!! GREAT finish time!!!

    over 2 years ago

  • Wendy
    Wendy Congrats
    Congrats:

    Woo-hoo! What a fantastic way to run a half...with DM friends!

    over 2 years ago

  • Steven S.
    Steven S. Congrats
    Congrats:

    Congratulations Frank. Great job and way to go about it by enjoying it and not agravating the calf.

    over 2 years ago

  • Krista C.
    Krista C.

    Frank- you did awesome! I loved running with you! I am jealous that you guys all went out to eat! Too bad Linda wasn't feeling well- would have loved to hang with you guys for a bit. You did great considering your calf is not totally healed... I am a pretty good "pusher" but I could tell by mile 9 that you wanted me to go... awesome race- keep the eye on the big picture... 11 weeks!

    over 2 years ago Like3 people

  • Harry L K.
    Harry L K.

    Great job Frank - way to go!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Heather
    Heather

    Very awesome! Great job!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Mark E.
    Mark E. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Way to go Frank! Just finishing is a major accomplishment, and I'm sure you're happy about that! That's fantastic you met some DM folks there, too! Awesome race all around!

    over 2 years ago

  • Kelly S.
    Kelly S.

    Great effort considering the circumstances Frank.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kathleen A.
    Kathleen A.

    Very cool! I'm so impressed!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Marguerita M.
    Marguerita M.

    well done... thats awesome

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kelly L.
    Kelly L. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Great job today Frank. Injuries are a huge setback and you pushed through today. Keep your focus on your main goal this fall. You will do awesome! So great to meet you today!

    over 2 years ago

  • Sam J.
    Sam J.

    Nicely done Frank.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Wanda
    Wanda Congrats
    Congrats:

    Awesome job, Frank! You ran smart, and keeping your focus on that big goal later this year. So jealous you got to meet so many DMers!

    over 2 years ago

  • David F.
    David F.

    Keep it up! Great to meet you! Rock ON!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Melissa K.
    Melissa K.

    Congrats!! Great half!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Hill
    Hill

    Great job Frank!!!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jill C.
    Jill C.

    Great run Frank, well done!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Anne C.
    Anne C.

    Congrats!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ken Hi-five
    Hi-five:

    Great job making it through the race on the calf, I was sorry to hear it was bugging you. Hope it feels better fast. It was great to meet you today, hope your visit has been enjoyable. Have a great Sunday Frank!

    over 2 years ago

  • Salty O.
    Salty O.

    Congrats, Frank!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Michael
    Michael Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    That's a great time with that much walking included, Frank! Glad Krista urged you along :)

    over 2 years ago

  • Elysia
    Elysia

    Awesome Half!!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Richard V.
    Richard V.

    Congratulations Frank on an excellent half

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gavin
    Gavin You Rock
    You Rock:

    well done Frank, especially carrying the injury

    over 2 years ago

  • Laura
    Laura

    Congrats! Great race!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Joy R.
    Joy R.

    Amazing effort, Frank and congrats on a strong finish especially given the reduction in training. Sounds like you're on track to be really strong in 11 weeks!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Hallie H.
    Hallie H.

    Just fantastic!! Great race! Sounds like you had a great time! Hope that massage did wonders for your calf!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Andris D.
    Andris D.

    Nice Job at Chicago man!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Brie
    Brie

    Great job, Frank!! I know you're nursing an injury and it was smart to slow it down a little, although you still came in with a pretty solid time. (I think it's neat that we both ran halves today in about the same time - yay!) Also very cool to meet some other DM friends :)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Sherry G.
    Sherry G.

    Sounds like it went well. Always fun to run with friends.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Tracy S.
    Tracy S. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Great run Frank.

    over 2 years ago

  • Nathan C.
    Nathan C.

    Vary well done!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Derek S.
    Derek S.

    Greta run, Frank....cause it was a tough one!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Helene T.

    Well done Frank, that's an awesome result! I hope your calf feels all better soon!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Maria J.
    Maria J. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Good Job Frank!

    over 2 years ago