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Good afternoon!

I’m excited to finally announce that I will be a member of Team Awesome next year for Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend! I will be running the half marathon on the Sunday morning. It’s been tough to keep my lips sealed about this for weeks!

This race is one of my favorites in the city and I am so happy I will be sharing my journey with all of you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me either here or on my twitter page (https://twitter.com/AOuzas05). The team will be made up of 40 wonderful runners who will be racing the various distances and challenges that race weekend offers (2k, 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, Lumberjack challenge and Voyageur challenge). To find out more about us, check out this link: http://www.runottawa.ca/torw/social/teamawesome

As some of you know, I will be running the Big Sur Marathon next year as well, which falls at the end of April. My goal for race weekend will be to (hopefully) carry my fitness through from marathon training and finally crack 2 hours at the half marathon. My current best is 2:03 right now but I suspect I would have been even closer if I raced a fall half marathon. Also, I will be adding more hill training (i.e., I will actually do some…) since Big Sur is notoriously hilly. I believe this will also help me for the half marathon because all courses at race weekend are pretty flat.

I also recently ran a marathon alone on a Tuesday morning a few weeks ago. I am still recovering from this and will hopefully be able to start training soon. In the meantime, I will be cross training! Keep your eyes peeled for a post about my marathon; I promise it’s coming soon!

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I have run both the half marathon and the full marathon at race weekend, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!