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Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women - Run10k

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Boston, Massachusetts
United States
66F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 08m 5s
Overall Rank = 3787/5254
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 1173/1545
Pre-race routine:

Bagel & peanut butter & coffee
Event warmup:

Walked from my office near the waterfront up to the start, found Marianne and Dawn - had a Luna moon and water...
BSC did a fun group warm-up!
  • 1h 08m 5s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 58s  min/mile

We seeded ourselves at the front of the 10 minute milers and that was probably a mistake because we were caught in the 'washing machine effect' - lots of elbows hindered the progress. MAV kept us moving at a pretty good pace, though! The first 2.5 were strong 9+ mm, then at the water stop I let her charge on and I walked for 3 minutes. I made the turn under the BU bridge and picked up the pace again until we crossed the Mass Ave bridge - I took in the view for a nice 5 minute walk. This cleared my head and I charged on down Comm Ave. I knew I wanted to come into the finish strong so I walked for another minute between Dartmouth and Clarendon... Then when I could see the green of the Public Gardens I thought of SunnyS's gazelle-legs and kicked it in.
What would you do differently?:

Sign up for a big race sooner so I could train a little bit more - it's all in the head - gotta get over that.
Post race
Warm down:

Got the big hug from MAV after crossing the finish - we drink some water, had some Bare Naked granola and a banana - sat, stretch and relaxed with her friend/coworker Marcia - and reflected on the great day!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

limited training

Last updated: 2008-09-30 12:00 AM
01:08:05 | 06.21 miles | 10m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 1173/1545
Overall: 3787/5254
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-10-14 8:31 AM

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Subject: Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women

2008-11-06 12:55 PM
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Cambridge, MA
Subject: RE: Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women went for it, Gazelle girl!! 


Wish I'd seen this post earlier, but hey, better late than nevar... glad you had a great first 10km race at Tufts.  What a day.  What a great group of ladies!



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