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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunmart is the BEST RACE EVER!

Hands down...Sunmart is the coolest race ever. Not only does the race schwag and food put everyone else to shame (I'm talking cool  max race shirts, hats, jackets, sunglasses, notebooks, etc), but the atmosphere and trail running culture is superior. It is a community of like minded individuals who love life, nature and have genuine care for others.  I'll be writing more about it in my race report, but I'm still learning how to walk again today!

Wendy Terris 03:53:04 (Milwaukie OR 50 K RUN F 35-39)
Mary Ross 04:43:54 (Saint Paul MN 50 K RUN F 40-44)
Liz Pinches 04:44:03 (Houston TX 50 K RUN F 30-34)
Carrie Barrett 04:48:09 (Austin TX 50 K RUN F 35-39)
Shellie Oroshiba 04:52:15 (Austin TX 50 K RUN F 35-39)
Stephanie Page 04:56:57 (Houston TX 50 K RUN F 30-34)
Marina Herrman 05:09:43 (Portland TX 50 K RUN F 45-49)
Nahila Hernandez San J 05:11:51 (Mexico DF 50 K RUN F 30-34)
Lee Neathery 05:13:19 (Houston TX 50 K RUN F 45-49)
Gina Bolton 05:14:01 (Longview TX 50 K RUN F 25-29)

4th overall Female at the Sunmart 50K and 1st in my age group (since the winner was THE WINNER)! I walked away with an infamous bronze horse trophy AND $100 in prize money for placing!

Full Race Report coming soon. Suffice to say, it's a good one!

P.S.  Thanks to Kathleen Woodhead for cheering her brains out and thanks to everyone for sharing concern for my friend Amy who dropped with a severe ankle strain at Mile 5. She's doing much better today and she will be back to avenge the course!


bonita sarita said...

Money AND a trophy!! Way to go Carrie. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that you ran a 50K...does not compute.


Jess said...

nicely done Carrie!

Anonymous said...

Well done - PRIZE MONEY; now that's exciting stuff!!!!

Viv said...

Awesome Carrie!!

Congratulations! I wish I coulda been there. I would be announcing I have been reading her blog since her Ironman premiere...LOL!

Dave said...

Wow, congrats!

WADDLER26.2 said...

WooHoo!!! Awesome time.

amybee said...


Looking forward to the full RR.

J. Garry Power said...

Wicked! Awesome job! Can't wait to read the race report.

KCWoodhead said...

You are a superstar! Congrats on kicking Sunmart ass!!! You totally rocked, and it was fun finally "meeting" you!!

Patricio said...

That's fantastic, excellent job for not only doing a 50K but also for getting 4th!!!! Right on!


ShirleyPerly said...

OOH, PRIZE MONEY!!! Always nice to recoup some race fees and more.

Congrats and look forward to hearing more!

greyhound said...

Yeah. 'meh. That's purdy fast.

But that old chick, Mary, beat you by like five minutes. What gives?

**snickering uncontrollably**

Colleen Renee' said...

Dear Santa,

Can you please give me super fast running legs like my friend Carrie for Christmas this year?


Love Colleen

**you are amazing!!!

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