Registration dates for 2012 Peachtree Road Race released

Some of you may have seen it by now. An early 2012 Christmas present. Ahh yes...the first anouncement from the 2012 Peachtree Road Race that registration will open Thursday, March 15. Mark it on your calendar now, fellow runners.   No longer are the days of waiting for that faithful Sunday morning to run out, getting that day's AJC, filling out your registration and mailing it in. No; Read the entire post [...]

Peachtree Road Race — the heart of the matter

I was a bit shocked to hear my sister describe a scene she walked past a week and a half ago in the Peachtree Road Race: a man lying on the ground, receiving CPR, a crowd gathered around him, and EMTs preparing a defibrillator to be placed on his chest. "Yikes. That sounds pretty scary," I said, half-way blowing off what I thought could perhaps be an overdramatization. And then I saw 11Alive's Read the entire post [...]

Will run for photo

If you've read any part of my blog before, you know how much I love race photos. Seriously. I love them. So you can only imagine how disappointed I was when I realized that MarathonFoto found no pictures of me this year. 7 years I've been running this race, and it usually yields 3-6 pictures that my family shares with each other, laughs about, and even has purchased in the past. Not this year. Read the entire post [...]

A new Peachtree Road Race training method

By this time tomorrow, I will have completed my 7th Peachtree Road Race. I will have also hopefully showered, napped, and be preparing for a long day of celebrating our nation's independence! Aside from that, I've got a number of emotions running through me today -- anxiety being one of them. I'm still getting over the virus I caught at the beach. A sore throat, slight cough, and congestion still Read the entire post [...]

Don’t cut off your laces

The Peachtree Road Race lottery is over. The runners have been selected, and the notifications have been sent out. Did you get in to the world's largest 10k? Call it what you want -- luck or good timing -- but I got in. So did my Dad, sister, her husband, and his sister. The whole gang! I'm pretty excited about it. I think the whole idea of a "lottery" made me a bit nervous, and rightfully so. Apparently, Read the entire post [...]

Don’t forget to register for the 2011 Peachtree Road Race!

I have an announcement! I will be waking up (in my opinion) super-freaking-early on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. 4:55 a.m. is when my alarm clock will go off. I will spring to my laptop with one URL in mind: ajc.com/peachtree. That's right. 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning is when registration for the 2011 Peachtree Road Race opens. It closes a week and two days later, but I've got a word to the wise: register Read the entire post [...]

The Peachtree Road Race — still the world’s largest 10K

41 looks good on you, Peachtree Road Race. Perhaps it's all of that work you've had done recently. Many of you may received the communication piece sent by the Atlanta Track Club last week explaining a few of the changes to the race, including a new entry process, a group option, and an enlarged field. 5,000. That's how many extra runners will be allowed in the 2011 Peachtree Road Race this July Read the entire post [...]

Tick tock. Tick tock.

The sound of the clock ticking is overshadowing my Peachtree Road Race training. When did the race get LESS THAN A WEEK away?! Holy Moses! Thank God I ran at the beach last week. Still, my route tonight kicked my bum big time. I'd rather have beach humidity over a hilly, suburban-Atlanta course any day! How's everyone else's training going? Did you get caught up in the bib-number-pickup debacle? Read the entire post [...]