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Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 5K Race Recap 2017

My Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 5K Race Recap for 2017

Monumental 5K 2017 race recap

 

You might remember that last year when I ran the Monumental Marathon 5K in Indy, it was because I had to forego the half marathon I had signed up for due to knee problems.  

This year, before I headed out to Indianapolis (only about a 40 minute drive from my house), I told my husband how great it was not to be worrying about all the things I normally would if I were heading out to run a half marathon.

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5K Race Recap: It Wasn’t the Distance I Signed Up For

Monumental 5K Race Recap

Oh the difference a year can make.

Last year at this time I was sharing my Monumental Half Marathon recap.  I struggled with my finish time and questioned why I couldn’t get under 2 hours like I was used to when running my half marathons.  Fast forward to the spring 2016, and I ran 3 more half marathons.  You can go back and read about the Hoosier Half, the Indy Mini, and the Chicago Half.  And then my running came to an abrupt halt.  

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Race Recap: Monumental Half Marathon

What a beautiful day on Saturday to #bemonumental!?!  Saturday I ran the Monumental Half Marathon for the fourth time.  I’ve run the full marathon there 3 times.  I went downtown with fellow runners.

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We made our “ritualistic” pit stop at a local fast food restaurant to make sure we got one final chance at a flushable toilet!  As stated, I’ve run a few of these things.  We had one among us who was running her very first half.   Our levels of anticipation varied based on our goals and experiences.  If you’ve been following me very long, you know that last month I had a “slower than average” half for what I’ve become accustomed to.  On this day, I was hoping to “redeem” that OVER 2 hour finish time and get back UNDER 2 hours.  But that wasn’t to be.  I went over by 5 minutes, not 7 minutes like last month, but it was still over.

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