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Folly Beach, South Carolina
United States
64F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 00m 34s
Overall Rank = 152/315
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Cup of coffee, Clif bar, Met II protein shake on the way to the race. Walking around.
Event warmup:

Walking around.
Run
  • 2h 00m 34s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 12s  min/mile
Comments:

Felt really good at the start. Had to back myself off because I went out at an 8:45pace, way too fast for this distance for me. Held back to a 9:10 and settled into a good rhythm. At mile 7, I could feel my aches and pains. I thought about my choices. I could quit and DNF or I could run through it. In the back of my mind, I kept hearing the ortho tell me that I wasn't doing any further damage to myself. And I knew if I slowed down, then only thing I was prolonging was the pounding on my ankle and hip. Coming into the finishing stretch, I truly believed I had the sub 2 hour race. I felt good and really thought I was going to do it. I looked at the big clock and saw 1:58. I was like Yes!! But then I looked again and saw that it said 1:59, not 1:58. Uh oh. I tried to pick up the pace, but I saw the clock flip to 2 hours. I'm still really happy with this run because it is a PR for me. And I was so close to my goal of sub 2. If I can just get healthy and stay healthy to train properly, I know I've got it.
What would you do differently?:

I made myself run conservatively. I took 1 minute walk breaks every 30 minutes to take my gel. I really tried to listen to my body. The only thing I could have done differently was not get injured at CHristmas time. I really felt like I ran a good race.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretching, walking and more stretching. We also waded in the ocean for 10 minutes as a substitute ice bath.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Healing an inflamed ankle and hip.

Event comments:

It was beautiful at the beach. Sunny, warm but not hot, and a little breeze to keep you cool. I felt good. I ran to the best of my ability and without my iPod:) I am really stoked that I almost got my goal even with an injury. I just need to get healthy so I can really give it my all in my races.




Last updated: 2009-01-07 12:00 AM
Running
02:00:34 | 13.1 miles | 09m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 152/315
Performance: Good
My Garmin had me at 2:00:23. This event wasn't chip timed so I think the lag was the time it took me to get to the actual start line because we were lined up toward the back.
Course: CIrcular loop, then out and back from the Folly Beach Lighthouse.
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
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
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2009-02-08 9:50 AM

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2009-02-08 11:23 AM
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Elite
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WOW!! Right at TWO!!!
You rock woman... and so does the hip
Knowing how you've been fighting the joint issues, you did great.
You keep this up and you will heat up the course in Idaho

Now ,  NO MORE INJURIES!!!! 
2009-02-08 1:44 PM
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Well done! You are such a rock star! I dream about 2:00 flats.
2009-02-08 2:34 PM
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Awesome job Pam!

That is an amazing time, especially for going 'conservatively'

WTG

2009-02-08 3:12 PM
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lastcall2003 - 2009-02-08 3:34 PM

Awesome job Pam!

That is an amazing time, especially for going 'conservatively'

WTG



Thanks. Conservatively for me is not going out so fast at the start. Usually I feel good at the beginning and run an ungodly pace until I hit the wall at mile 10. So this was a nice change from that I was not loafing or anything like that.
2009-02-08 3:50 PM
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Awesome race, Pam!  I dream of 2:00 half myself.  THat little self talk must have been interesting too.  Way to pull through and finish strong!


2009-02-08 7:19 PM
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Great finish and way to stick to your plan
2009-02-08 8:44 PM
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Congrats! So glad you were able to do this race! Happy recovery!
2009-02-09 12:27 AM
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Wow - you continue to inspire me!!! Way to go, injured and all!
2009-02-10 4:53 PM
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Congrats on your race, Pam. That's a really good time considering your injury. Nice report and glad you're recovering. :-)
2009-02-11 11:37 PM
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