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Richmond, Virginia
United States
sportsbackers.org
60F / 16C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 18m 17s
Overall Rank = 1082/
Age Group = F 45-49
Age Group Rank = 92/
Pre-race routine:

This race has been on my agenda for months. I was really lookng forward to beating my time from the spring half marathon here. Training was going great, until the day I got blinded by headlights at 5 AM and went splat on the side of the road. I think that's the day I tore my hip flexors. My runs after that got progressively worse. Slower....more painful...I finally gave in and saw a sports med doc just a few days before the race. Didn't fun for a week before race day either.

Get up at dawn, coffee...more coffee. Waffles with berries cause Max always tells me to eat blueberry pancakes and he's right about these things (just ask him). Drive into Richmond, try to stay warm. Look for Chuck from swim class cause we're pacing each other. Never found Chuck. But....Kristen and I caught up each other and then Dan found us.



Event warmup:

Some waiting in line for the portapotties...easy stretches....Watching the 8K race take off.
Run
  • 2h 18m 17s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 34s  min/mile
Comments:

Kristen took off fast, I knew with my legs that keeping up with her wasn't in the cards for me. Within a half mile she was long gone. Dan held with me a bit, took off then he must have gotten slowed down when he hit a portapotty cause around mile 2 or 3 he found me.

We kept a pretty consistent 10 min mile going. The hill at mile 3-4 wasn't too bad. It was nice turning into SportsBacker's stadium and that half lap on the track. We got out of the stadium and had wind at our backs. Nice, very nice.

We continued our 10 min/mile pace along. Told each other stories from our work to pass the time. Around mile 6 or 7 I saw my daughter's old teacher from our first year here in VA. It was nice to see Lori out supporting the run. We were 1:05 at the 10k. Felt okay still.

Somewhere around mile 8 or 9 I could feel an enormous blister on the instep of my right foot. It didn't make me feel too good but since the hip flexors had stopped shouting at me it was a new pain to think about.

We pretty much walked the water stops, grabbed gu and drank water at the stops the whole race. I had a few sips of Heed along the way from my bottles too.

By mile 10 my legs were cramping and we were now running into the wind. Somewhere in there Dan grabbed my hand and pulled me along. We ran that way for most of the last few miles. It really helped me. He offered to fireman carry me to the finish but I knew I was finishing on my own power.

We hit mile 12 and I started to find some juice in my legs...not much but some. Mile 13...YAY just 0.1 mile to go. I am really running hard now. Like I want to puke hard. No idea what the HRM said cause it was acting wacky. Crossed the line smiling.
What would you do differently?:

Not fall and tear my hip flexors a month prior to the race!
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around, grabbed a banana and powerade from the food tent. Wandered slowly to my car with some stretching along the way.

An iced bubble bath when I got home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Torn hip flexors from a fall last month.

Event comments:

I would have loved to beat my time from April, just didn't have it with the injury. Was glad to be able to run the whole race and very thankful for the company of another BT'er! Dan, you really--literally--pulled me through on this one. Thanks!


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Last updated: 2008-04-19 12:00 AM
Running
02:18:17 | 13.1 miles | 10m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Richmond's scenic areas with fall colors evreywhere.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-11-15 12:24 PM

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Royal(PITA)
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2008-11-15 12:52 PM
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Master
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Sexy blister!

Way to power through.  Great race despite the hardships!

2008-11-15 1:05 PM
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YEAH! You did it.  I am so bummed I missed seeing you,  but you had another friend to keep you company.  Now it is time to get down to resting the body a bit. RIGHT? Laughing
2008-11-15 1:29 PM
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Nice job Judi....wow you run your races like me.  I always feel good until something starts bugging me at around the 10 mile mark.  If they made 10 mile races, I'd be in my element!  Way to go, fighting through the blister and glad the hip held up OK too.  I'll have to plan a vacation down your way in 2009...we can do a race and suffer together.  10:30 per mile is right in my range! 

Now take a hot bath and stock up on the blueberries!

 

2008-11-15 2:19 PM
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Master
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Great job on sore hips.  Where the heck did that blister come from?
2008-11-15 2:27 PM
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Great job on the race!!  Well done with the hip flexors and the giant blister. 


2008-11-15 3:39 PM
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Great race! 
2008-11-15 3:50 PM
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Awesome race! Love the pics!
2008-11-15 3:58 PM
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My pleasure. This was actually enjoyable, we're gonna have to do it again.
2008-11-15 5:56 PM
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TinkerBeth
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Awesome job Judi!  Great report!

I'm so glad you got to run the race!

2008-11-15 6:42 PM
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Nice job, Judi! And its always fun to run into you at races. Nice RR too!

Now rest up those silly hips so you're ready to beat me next year.


2008-11-15 6:46 PM
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CONGRATS!

You beat the demons, blisters, hips, and found a new friend.  You even put up a very respectable time.   GREAT JOB!

 

2008-11-15 8:05 PM
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Nice blister and GREAT job...hope your hip heals up soon poor you
2008-11-15 8:11 PM
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MotoQueen
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Great job on the race. That foot looks sore.
2008-11-15 8:11 PM
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Great RR and what a nice story about running with Dan. Hope your booboos heal up real well and perhaps we will meet at a Richmond area race one of these times.
2008-11-16 9:39 AM
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Great job on the race  


2008-11-16 11:05 AM
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Way to go!!! Nice report and awesome race!!!  Now you can take the time to recover and get your hip back together for next season!!!         
2008-11-16 4:04 PM
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Expert
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Hi Judi! I am glad you were able to do the race and you pulled through all the tough stuff! Great race and great pics! Good recovery!!!
2008-11-16 9:28 PM
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Elite
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Way to pull it through despite the injuries! Now heal up so you can give that new bike plenty of loving!
2008-11-17 7:20 AM
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Champion
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Solid race with a sore body.  Great work!  Now get those hip flexors rested up and ready for next year!
2008-11-17 8:18 AM
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Great job Judi!

Blister > missing toe nails.



2008-11-17 8:25 AM
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Congrats on pushing through to the finish!
2008-11-17 4:58 PM
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You, lady, are amazing -- the way you fought your way through that race is so cool and impressive. I love that you had Dan there to help you and literally pull you through the last three miles. What an amazing race! One of the unforgettable ones, for sure.

Congrats!
2008-11-18 1:41 AM
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Melon Presser
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SUPER CONGRATS!!! You crazy lady. Awesome job with the injuries and nice blister! Yay for Dan, too.
2008-11-18 7:27 AM
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Whooo hooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
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