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Richmond, Virginia
United States
Richmond Sports Backers
62F / 17C
Precipitation
Total Time = 55m 46s
Overall Rank = 5564/24055
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 201/1808
Pre-race routine:

Woke up around 6, ate my pre-race Mojo bar and diet Pepsi, and went downtown. I scoped out the festival tents and watched the Kid's Mile - darn some of those kids are FAST! I'm hoping to get Elder Monkey running sometime this summer.
Event warmup:

Walked a few blocks from the festival to my start corral - yeah, real strenuous. :)
Run
  • 55m 46s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile
Comments:

Flippin' awesome run! The first mile was a little slow - my first mile always is, plus there were a gazoodle of people. It never thinned out, but by mile 2, I had found enough space to run my own race. I freaked a little when I hit mile 2 with a sub-9 split...I don't think I've run sub-9's since I was in high school (and yes, if you look up above, I hit a bunch of sub-9s...I guess I'm getting better at this). Oh, and I bested my PR-standalone 5K on both the out and back of the 10K. I'm thrilled!!!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - maybe be a little more aggressive the first mile?

I also skipped all the water stations. In training, I have done about half my 6 milers without water/half with, and I didn't want to mess up my stomach, so I just went without for the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Wandered through the post-race festival and ate a bunch of free samples. :) Called Sugar Daddy (he was supposed to come spectate, but the rain kept him and the Monkeys at home) to give him the low-down. Found a dry spot to crash until I met up with Jen (artemis) and Judi (zipp1) - then we went out for brunch. Yum! Good company & good food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I can't think of anything - I'm happy as a clam.

Event comments:

I love this race. This is the 2nd time I've done it and it has been awesome both times. It's a little crowded (25000-30000 registrants), but other than the first mile, the crowd actually helps me run better.




Last updated: 2008-01-20 12:00 AM
Running
00:55:46 | 06.21 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 201/1808
Overall: 5564/24055
Performance: Good
HR overall 1 - 9:30 - 150/161 2 - 8:52 - 160/165 3 - 8:56 - 163/167 4 - 8:58 - 166/171 5 - 9:02 - 169/173 6 - 8:47 - 170/174 .2- 1:40 - 176/186
Course: Broad to Lombardy to Monument - up and back. Most asphalt, some cobblestone, largely flat. Very well spectated, lots of bands & cheerleaders.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-04-05 6:02 PM

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2008-04-05 6:05 PM
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Kristin

Awesome job!  All that training is really paying off and making you faster.  Rest up.

Suzy

2008-04-05 6:19 PM
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Holy Smokes you burned that road up!  Great running, Kristen!

I had a lot of fun with you and Jen too

2008-04-05 8:20 PM
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Woo hoo!!! Sub 9 minute mile race! Way to go, Runner Girl!!


2008-04-05 9:30 PM
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Great job today!!!  Congrats on the new PRs!  All that training is paying off. 

I had fun at lunch today with you and Judi, too.   

2008-04-06 9:08 AM
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holy guacamole!  you so totally rock!


2008-04-06 12:36 PM
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WOW!  Look how fast you are getting!!!  Congratulations on a great race.
2008-04-06 3:19 PM
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Great run!  Sounds like a real fun day.  Yeah, I'd say all that consistency is paying off. 
2008-04-06 4:28 PM
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Great run!!!! 
2008-04-06 7:01 PM
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Wow! Great race! Congratulations!
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