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Richmond, Virginia
United States
67F / 19C
Overcast
Total Time = 28m 49s
Overall Rank = 533/
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 27/124
Pre-race routine:

Got up and had breakfast, headed into the city early because parking is always an issue. Got a spot in a garage a few blocks from the start/finish area so that was nice. Wandered around the race/health expo. Some beautiful therapy dogs out there and I found myself hanging on this massive rottweiller. Huh?? I'm not a dog person and usually not into rotties but this guy was so well behaved and gentle it really goes to show that breeding and training are keys in having a good dog...
Event warmup:

Parade of survivors was incredible moving. Thought I was going to lose it crying as these women walked past us.

Favorite pre race T shirt spotting: "Knitters for Knockers"...guess where the balls of yarn were placed on those shirts?
Run
  • 28m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 16s  min/mile
Comments:

Starts off pretty nice, strange running on the bridges and off ramps. Just at the end of mile 1 there was a pretty big hill which was no sweat. Between mile 2 and 3 there was another hill which kicked my butt, my calves were cramping up on both legs so I took a few 5 step walk breaks to keep from having major issues. After all this is a 5K, never expected to have a problem in it...Once again proving me wrong that "anyone can pull a 5K out without much effort"--this sucker took effort.
What would you do differently?:

Train for hills more.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around, stretch. Got a banana, yogurt and water. The yogurt tasted funny so I think I ate about 3 bites and tossed it but the banana and water were welcome.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not training for hills

Event comments:

I initially thought the entry fee for this race was steep--about half as much as the fall half marathon entry. BUT, I learned that most of the funds they raise stays here in Richmond serving women with no health insurance for mammograms so that made it a worthwhile thing to me.




Last updated: 2008-04-19 12:00 AM
Running
00:28:49 | 03.11 miles | 09m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/124
Overall: 533/
Performance: Good
Mile 1 --171 Mile 2 --168 Mile 3.1--166
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-05-10 9:48 AM

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2008-05-10 10:11 AM
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Hey Judi....congrats on a great race! funny how those hills can have an effect on us and our legs! durn hills!  I wanted to be the first to thank you for running this race...I am a 23 year breast cancer survivor and because of you and all the others running and participating in relay for life...we can hope that our daughters and our granddaughters will have a cure and not have to lose part of thier bodies! GREAT RACE! have a nice restful day! you deserve it!!
2008-05-10 10:30 AM
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Nice effort Judi...I can tell how motivated you were from the "Knitters for knockers" shirt!  Awesome job, and seeing the money go for a good cause is definitely worth what it costs for an entry fee!

 

2008-05-10 10:31 AM
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Knitters for Knockers? LOL That's great.

Sounds like you had a fun day.

Congratulations! Great job!




2008-05-10 11:13 AM
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Are you done yet? 

Great job.  Is that your PB.  You finished in top third or better in all divisions including overall.  Congrates.   Those hills keep us honest.   

2008-05-10 2:41 PM
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Wow, nice job!  I'm going to have to brave the hills of Richmond one of these days.


2008-05-10 3:57 PM
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great job and an excellent cause  
2008-05-10 4:27 PM
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Nice job Judi!  Tough doing a 5K with hills. 
2008-05-11 9:12 AM
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Great job on the race, Judi!  There are some pretty big hills down there.

Glad to know that most of the money stays in Richmond.  That makes the entry fee ok.  I'll have to think about doing this next year. 

2008-05-11 4:28 PM
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Nice job on your race Judy! 
2008-05-11 10:03 PM
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Great job on the race, Judi. And what a fantastic cause. I'm still waiting for the day a 5K feels effortless. Especially a hilly 5K. You did awesome!!




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