2014 Gate River Run 15k

20 May

Another Gate River Run is in the books! Seven years ago I never thought I would be completing my 7th Gate River Run!

Elena and I planned to run the race together (her first GRR 15k!)

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On the way over to the race, we swung by the Personal Running Solutions tent to say hi to a few people. If you’re looking for a running group in Jacksonville, this club is the real deal. They have group runs before and after work Monday – Thursday. Track on Wednesdays and long runs on Saturday mornings.

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This is my first year completing the Gate River Run after joining CrossFit. I have to admit, my training was minimal. I did long runs almost each week, but used CrossFit for my mid-week training runs.

Before the race, the ladies of CrossFit 904 that were doing the Gate met up at the Jaguar for some pre-race photo fun. Mission accomplished!

 

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After the picture, Elena and I lined up at the starting line.

 

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and the race started! Can you find me in my blue visor?

 

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Main Street bridge, check!

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I could see the Green Monster patiently waiting for us off in the distance.

 

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On the route, we ran into several friends including Yee from CrossFit!

 

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and Courtney who volunteers like every year at the same water stop. Gotta love the volunteers!

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San Marco, check!

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River Road, check! (My fav!)

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Mile Seven Banana, check!

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Atlantic Blvd, check! (Talk Dirrty, baby!)

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and the green monster.

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All I remember yelling is “Where the ____ is the finish line???”

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They’d moved it this year to improve the finish line corral area (which it did, significantly) but it also made the race drag on sooo muuuuch loooonger.

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Elena surprised me with a mini bottle of Fireball at the finish. Party on, Garth!

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Post run beers at the car before we headed over to Intuition for their post Gate party.

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7th Gate River Run (in a row) in the books!

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One Response to “2014 Gate River Run 15k”

  1. Elena May 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    Yay! It was an honor to run with a veteran. I think I would have died without your help and support! Thanks girl! Here’s to next years GRR!! Cheers~

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