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Sebastapol, California
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 26m 39s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drove up, had some coffee and an apple in the car.
Event warmup:

Walked down to the start, about .25 miles from registration. Tried to stay warm before the race.
  • 26m 39s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 36s  min/mile

Still battling this sore throat/dry cough thing from AZ. I wanted to PR this race since I have not run an organized 5k since last Thanksgiving. Figured if my body was up for a PR, wonderful....if not, so be it.

A slight downhill start, I felt like I was at a goosd pace, nothing too fast. I let people pass me and repeated my mantra "run YOUR own race" over again and again in my head. It tends to be the only way I can keep myself from blowing up fast.

I hit a few rollers, nothing too steep to write home about. I hit mile 1 at 8:16! WTF? I told myself that was way too fast for me and told myself to slow down and leave something for the finish. I hit mile 2 at 17:26 and had a really nice, long downhill. After mile 2, did not check my watch, figured even at a 10 min mile pace I would still PR! My throat was not feeling bad, some burning in my chest.

Finally got to the turn to go back into the high school and waited until we hit the track to push a bit more. Once in the stadium I picked it up a bit and then at the finally turn, I went all out.

Wound up setting a PR by 2:47!!!!!!! Of course I'm thrilled but there is a part of me that is curious as to how I would have done feeling 100%.
What would you do differently?:

Be healthy, but that's out of my control.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched a bit and had a few slices of orange.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I set a PR, I wonder if I would have been slightly faster if my throat was not bugging me?

Event comments:

It's a small local race, first year. Pretty course, would run it again.

Last updated: 2008-11-25 12:00 AM
00:26:39 | 03.1 miles | 08m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: A few rollers nothing steep.
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-11-27 3:30 PM

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Subject: Save a Turkey Trot

2008-11-27 7:43 PM
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Robbinsville NJ
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Wow Abbie, nice PR! I bet you still have a few more minutes in ya. Keep it up.
2008-11-28 7:08 AM
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Nutmeg State
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 Now did you cross the finish line in heels?

2008-11-28 7:51 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
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Beautiful PR in the process!
2008-11-28 8:14 AM
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Great job on a huge PR!
2008-11-28 11:25 PM
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Latonia, Kentucky (near Cincinnati)
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NICE JOB!  I WISH I had to try to stay warm at 60 degrees. My race was at 28! Brrrrrr.  Keep up the great job!

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