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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 52m 27s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 263/504
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30, got dressed, stretched on the foam roller, ate a banana & Baker's Breakfast Cookie, packed my car and headed out by 5:20. Drove to St. Paul - the finish of the race - and found a parking spot without too much difficulty. Ran into a colleague and his wife & friend, so walked with them to the shuttle bus back to Minneapolis for the race start. Waited inside the Metrodome until it was time to go out and line up. (Observed: NO LINES for the women's bathrooms, but lines for the men's! Go figure!)
Event warmup:

Headed out of the Dome at 7:00 for our 7:13 start. Dropped my sweats bag in the bin and jogged to my corral for the start. Only had to wait about 3 minutes until the start. Good timing!
  • 1h 52m 27s
  • 10 miles
  • 11m 14s  min/mile

I am really happy with this race. I raced it like I trained, and happily, I did not have one second of ITB discomfort! I was not in it for speed today - I was in it to finish feeling good, and like I had put forth a good, smart effort, for ME. It was nice and cool, and fortunately for the 10 mile folks, the rain started about 1:30 into the race. It drizzled through mile 9, then rained pretty steadily for mile 10.
What would you do differently?:

Not a thing. I couldn't control the rain:).
Post race
Warm down:

Stopping brought on an immediate chill, with harder rain and no where to really dry off. There were changing tents, thankfully, and I did get into some drier clothes, but when you're soaked through, nothing feels very dry. I got some food, including warm chicken broth, and then headed to the car to get into dry shoes and head home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sure that right now my training is meant for speed. I am happy with this, given that my HR was in check and I never hurt! Seattle is in 8 weeks and this was the perfect tune up.

Event comments:

I will definitely enter the lottery and try to get in this race again!

Last updated: 2008-08-31 12:00 AM
01:52:27 | 10 miles | 11m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/504
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
I kept lap data on my HRM and discovered that my footpod calibration did not match the course markers, by up to .08 each mile. My footpod calculated that I ran 10.69 miles instead of 10.
Course: This is a great point to point course run all on city street, with a few hills, some great tree-lined streets,and plenty of enthusastic supporters & volunteers (even in the rain). The race starts at the Metrodome in Minneapolis and ends at the Capitol in St. Paul.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2008-10-05 3:52 PM

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Twin Cities, MN
Subject: Medtronic TC 10 Mile

2008-10-05 5:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Medtronic TC 10 Mile
Great run! I felt for those that were doing the full marathon in the rain. Glad you felt good through your entire run. That makes it even more fun. Congratulations.
2008-10-05 7:54 PM
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Blaine, MN
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wooooooohooooooooo way to go.. sorry we didn't met...
2008-10-05 8:54 PM
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, Minnesota
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Great job Kris!  I'm glad you enjoyed the race and your plan worked out.  Yeah, that weather was TERRIBLE.    We watched the marathons and I really felt for all 8000 of them.  Everyone was miserable. Wow.
2008-10-06 9:15 AM
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Delano, MN
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Nice job out there yesterday!  I am proud of you!  Next stop Seattle, right?!

 I was so worried you where getting pounded by rain.  I failed to think about how far west I was from the race. At 8 am it was just dumping on me.

Keep up the good work. You've earned this success!

2008-10-08 11:12 AM
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Dayton, Minnesota
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Great job Kris!!!

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