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New York, New York
United States
New York Road Runners
25F / -4C
Sunny
Total Time = 35m 5s
Overall Rank = 2014/4878
Age Group = F30-34
Age Group Rank = 161/554
Pre-race routine:

I'm not gonna lie. I drank way too much last night. My alarm went off at 6:30 and I couldn't figure out why I was getting up in the dark. Then I realized I had a massive hangover, including a terrible headache. I had coffee, dressed and dashed out the door. I attempted to eat a Breakfast Cookie, one of the test foods I bought at the IMWI expo. It was strangely nasty and tasty at the same time. I ate half of it, it was way too big on a hangover stomach.
Event warmup:

Sitting at Starbucks with jmk-brooklyn for more coffee was the extent. Met up with runnerx at the start as well. Finally got the courage to strip down to minimal layers. Regretted it immediately. Why was I racing again???
Run
  • 35m 5s
  • 4 miles
  • 08m 46s  min/mile
Comments:

Slow and slightly miserable says it all. Every person in the NY Metro area hoping to get in a marathon qualifier showed up. It was a good thing I wasn't even attempting to run a decent pace. Chatting with jmk and runnerx made it at least entertaining, but the miles went by sooooooo slowly. Oh, and I had a low tolerance for all the chipper folks dressed in santa and elf costumes. Bah humbug.
What would you do differently?:

Not drink 4 beers and 2 bottles of wine the night before, sleep more than 5 hours :)
Post race
Warm down:

Raced to baggage and put on every piece of clothing I had. Walked to the subway with jmk and prayed for a warm train to arrive. Ate an enormous hangover cure breakfast. Eventually had a nice swim.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hangover! Frigid temps, overall lack of motivation.

Event comments:

The holiday race is always fun, but always crowded. But hands down the best race shirt of the year! This was my final qualifier for '09 NYC Marathon entry. I'm in! It was a good time despite the hangover.




Last updated: 2008-11-17 12:00 AM
Running
00:35:05 | 04 miles | 08m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 161/554
Overall: 2014/4878
Performance: Average
Course: Middle loop of Central Park. Nice and hilly.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2008-12-13 9:35 PM

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2008-12-14 2:47 AM
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Melon Presser
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Subject: RE: NYRR Holiday 4-Mile

And you say you're not a lush

Well, you're a very successful one--awesome, speedy job on a hangover and congrats on getting entry!

2008-12-14 10:19 AM
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Nice job, especially since you had a hangover....what do you have to do to qualify for NYC marathon?
2008-12-14 12:20 PM
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Master
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Subject: RE: NYRR Holiday 4-Mile
yeah, those miles did seem to go be very slowly. But it was fun!

2008-12-14 1:29 PM
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TinkerBeth
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Subject: RE: NYRR Holiday 4-Mile

Ummmm Kristin, I think there's an error in your race report

don't you mean

Not drink 4 beers and 2 bottles servings of wine the night before?

nicely done!

2008-12-14 2:19 PM
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Champion
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I can't even run that fast WITHOUT a hangover!! congrats


2008-12-14 2:35 PM
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Science Nerd
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Well done!!  I'm another person who couldn't run that fast without a hangover.  Congrats!!!
2008-12-14 3:06 PM
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So I was wondering which is the hobby and which is the addiction, running or drinking??

Good race as usuale, especially if you were hungover.

2008-12-14 3:29 PM
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Royal(PITA)
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Running off a hangover?  Great pace!
2008-12-14 5:14 PM
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Nothing like Frigid air in the morning to cool off a Hangover!!!  Nice race as always!!!
2008-12-15 10:46 AM
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Iron Donkey
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Ya need to hydrate a little more to avoid those hangovers, m'dear. Just sayin'.


2008-12-15 12:53 PM
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Beer and wine - at least you were carb loaded, right?

Nice run despite the hangover!

2008-12-16 1:55 AM
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Wow, even with a killer hangover you're still faster than me!!!

Well done

Yay for the NYC marathon qualification!!!

 

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