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Peapack, New Jersey
United States
Matheny Medical and Educational Center
60F / 16C
Total Time = 25m 57s
Overall Rank = 138/350
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 9/24
Pre-race routine:

Race wasn't until 11 am. Had a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee, and about the time I finished that at 8:30 am the nerves had set in...maybe I should have had a valium instead!

I get so nervous!
Event warmup:

Got to the event and checked in. Stretched and hit the port-a-potty, darn nerves. Ran a little jog around the park.
  • 25m 57s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 20s  min/mile

I was concerned about the big hill at the very beginning of the race. People blasted by me at the start and I was afraid to look back figuring their would be no one back there. I just tried to keep my pace steady as my muscles warmed up and when I got to the hill at about 0.25 miles I started picking a lot of those people off. It felt great to pass people and I just tried to keep my pace steady. On the downhill I tried to pick up the pace and keep my heart rate up, and I think it helped with the overall pace.
What would you do differently?:

Try to run faster?
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't believe the clock when I came through the shoot! Thought it must have been wrong. I grabbed a bottle of water, and stretched as my hamstring was beginning to tighten up. Finished off the bottle of water as I walked around, and grabbed a bagel (now my appetite comes back).

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nerves. I need to learn to deal with the nerves. I think the cure for that will be just doing more races.

Event comments:

This race has been put on for years to support the Matheny school (for kids with disabilities) and the major sponsors really do it right.

Last updated: 2008-02-21 12:00 AM
00:25:57 | 03.11 miles | 08m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/24
Overall: 138/350
Performance: Good
Forgot to start the watch, too late by the time I realized it wasn't running. First mile about 8:48, second mile about 8:27, last mile...don't know.
Course: Rollers
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2008-04-20 6:37 PM

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2008-04-20 7:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Miles for Matheny
GREAT JOB SIS!  Rest those legs a little.  A swim tomorrow will feel good.  

Edited by dexter 2008-04-20 7:34 PM
2008-04-20 8:10 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
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Beautiful running, Tammy!  Maybe you really are a runner!
2008-04-21 3:28 AM
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Canandaigua NY
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Congrats!!! Great job!!  You are definitely a runner.
2008-04-21 10:06 AM
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Santa Cruz, California
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YAY TAMMY!!!! You did awesome! way to get up that hill and pick off all those runners! your nerves will get better as you  do more races....So proud of my deadly sister! GRRRRRREEEEEEAAAATTTTT JOB!!!! time to change that avatar to ASPEEDYRUNNR!!! you go girl!!!
2008-04-21 11:40 AM
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West Chicago
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Congrats on a great race!

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