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Hit the Trails XC Classic - Run5k


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Lithia, Florida
United States
FishHawk Road Runners
74F / 23C
Sunny
Total Time = 26m 22s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up early. Today is going to be the hotest day so far this year (humid too). I hate mornings but I hate heat even more. My wife agreed to get up and pace me on her bike. Nice.
Event warmup:

Restroom, light streaching, that's it.
Run
  • 26m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 29s  min/mile
Comments:

This morning was about exerciz'n a bunch of demons from my life. I'm carrying extra weight, have for buldging discs, planters, and lateral band issues (basically, I'm getting older). Also, my running confidence is down...I'm running, just not fast.

Also, Christine's death is the second death already this summer. A fellow State Trooper died last month. He was a good friend. I don't deal with death well - at all. I've had fellow police officers commit suicide, get killed on duty, my dad died a few summers ago, one of my best friends was struck by a drunk driver, etc, etc, etc. I really feel dogged by death. BUT I'm learning to live again. I don't want to regret not living and spend time dreading dying most of my life. I don't want to dread my life away - - regretting wasting my life with dark thoughts on my death bed (if that makes any sense?).

Cristine was with me in spirit re-enforcing this this morning. I know she was... she died quickly, no regrets, no fears, (but surely missing her husband and boys). But I feel she would not have changed a thing. I need to learn this.....I am learning this. Thnx Christine.

My run-confidence it thru the roof...I didn't think I'd break 30 min. I'm just not running that well. But I did beat 30 min. like I will beat the demons from my life.

Onward!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Glad someone was pushing me. :)
Post race
Warm down:

Reflecting...walking...smiling.....

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm old, fat, and hurt!

Event comments:

Thanks for reading this....live like you were dying...I guess we all are...but that's okay. It really is.




Last updated: 2008-07-15 12:00 AM
Running
00:26:22 | 03.11 miles | 08m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Since FL wasn't an option....I did the loop which starts at the end of my driveway. I hope it is not brutally hot tonite. Be cafeful BTers!
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
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?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2008-07-18 9:49 AM

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2008-07-18 10:03 AM
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Nice job this morning.
2008-07-18 10:26 AM
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Nice run... for all the right reasons.
2008-07-18 12:17 PM
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Well done, my friend....  None of us get out alive, but some of us never really "live", it's what we make of it.  I truly believe she did, and you are.  Hang tough! 
2008-07-18 4:23 PM
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Excellent job.
2008-07-18 4:49 PM
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good job on the run, thanks for the report


2008-07-18 4:59 PM
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Nice report - congratulations on sub 30.
2008-07-18 6:37 PM
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Great run from a great person....you will keep moving forward, I can tell. Life is such a gift! Thanks...
2008-07-18 7:40 PM
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Thank you for your honesty - Take care


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2008-07-18 7:46 PM
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the report says it all, good job!
2008-07-18 7:59 PM
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Onward, indeed. And upward.


2008-07-19 3:32 AM
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This run was a good thing for me too.  TW
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