I had a lot of fun reading through the following race reports this week. I hope you find some that inspire you to keep training for your upcoming race or to go for a run just because.
Boston Bound Brunette blogger ran the City of Cypress 5K (CA) in 23:43 and beat last year's time. It certainly wasn't an easy race with the late start of 7:30 on a warm day.
Mom vs. Marathon blogger ran the See Jane Run 5K in Seattle off of just 15-20 mile weeks. She finished in 24:12 and came in 2nd in her age group.
Read Bake Run Repeat blogger completed the very muddy Dirty Dash and had more fun than she expected to while sliding down slip and slides and getting hit by mud blasts.
Turkey Runner blogger ran the Spartan Sprint Race (MD) with friends, which must be the best way to run an obstacle race. Her photos show just how muddy a race can be.
Run to the Mountains blogger completed the chilly, muddy Blackmores XTerra Dome Valley Trail Race (NZ) in 1:16:40. Even the steep climbs couldn't keep Sheryll from finishing only 4 places after Samantha Warriner, two-time Olympian, who finished in first place in Sheryll's age group.
Anyone Can Run blogger finished first female and second place overall in the Christmas in July 10K with a time of 48:22. Too bad it didn't feel like Christmas in the summer heat!
Out and About blogger completed the Esprit de She 10K in 55:43 and beat her 13 year old PR. Special activities after the race included hair braiding and manicures.
Run Far Girl blogger ran the Sixo3 Summer Fest 10K (NH). She came in 3rd overall and won a belt buckle and $50.
Why Mom Runs blogger ran the Sixo3 Summer Fest 10K (NH) in 49:32 and came in 4th in her age group. She just started her blog in July and one of her goals is to BQ.
Girl Goes Running completed the Tely 10 Mile Race (Canada). Her time was 1:14:40 and she has a new PR.
Eat Host Run Style blogger completed the Chicago RnR Half Marathon with about 14,000 other half marathoners. She finished in 1:42:08 with a new PR.
Move Fuel Love blogger finished her first official half at the Darwin Runners Club Half Marathon (Australia). She used a run/walk method and finished in 2:13:34.
Stuft Mama blogger ran the San Francisco Marathon in 3:26:20 and came in 3rd in her age group. This was her 15th marathon.
Tahoe Running Helen completed her first 100 mile race when she ran the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 (in CA & NV, I think). She ran through hail and lightning and plans to run her second 100 mile race in September and why not? She wasn't any more sore after this race than she is after running marathons.