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Hyannis, Massachusetts
United States
B.A. Event Promotions
40F / 4C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 06m 5s
Overall Rank = 333/444
Age Group = F3039
Age Group Rank = 51/83
Pre-race routine:

Juice, water, a couple sips of some gross Heed drink that I gave up on and a single shotblock. Stood on the hotel room balcony contemplating the number of layers necessary, changed twice and grabbed my jacket at the last second and met all the BT folks out for lots of group photos!
Event warmup:

Felt like the walking around the hotel back and forth a few times was enough of a warm up for me. Headed for the 10min mile line early and did a little stretching while talking to some randoms in the crowd.
Run
  • 1h 06m 5s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 38s  min/mile
Comments:

Started off strong, took water at the first stop at mile 2 and walked for a moment, kept pace on the hills and had a pretty good first 5k, completing it in around 31:30. Knees definitely felt the pressure and I was really unsure about my pacing since I was expecting to pace based on HR, but that was all screwy. iPod was on shuffle on my running playlist, so all the music was upbeat and fun - just what I needed. Oddly, though - my shuffle actually repeated two songs... weird and annoying. Tried to ignore that and just run.

Mile 4 and my right foot was tingly, starting to get a little numb. My right knee was going to be a little swollen, for sure, but it was holding up better than expected. And then the step - that one stupid footfall that felt like someone stabbing me in the side of my right foot! UGH. I spent the next half mile trying to adjust my form to make it feel better- shorter stride, more lean, more forefoot ANYTHING... but nothing really worked. It just hurt everytime I put my foot down. Walked a little here and there and shed the jacked after mile 5. Had a hard time keeping spirits up, and was not my usual singing-along, road-dancing self that was present for the first half.

RedSoxChick passed me when I was feeling at my crappiest, so I tried to pace off her pigtails and green jacket which was super helpful.

I was all moody after my performance and BRAND NEW aches and pains, but I know that today was a real accomplishment and a great effort on little to no running training for the past month. I definitely want to do this run again, and one of the coolest parts of the actual run was seeing so many BT folks along the course which definitely helped me to keep moving through the creakiness as I brushed the dust and cobwebs off my knees.
What would you do differently?:

Better pre-race meal. My selection at the restaurant was pretty gross so I ended up eating very little instead of having a proper meal (we didn't have lunch, either) for energy the next morning AND to soak up the booze from that night.

Go to sleep earlier and stay asleep! Went to bed around midnight, but woke up around 5:30 and couldn't get back to sleep.

Train, obviously. Now that I can start running again in addition to PT, next road run will be much better.
Post race
Warm down:

Chugged some post-race Brawndo, ate half a kitkat, showered and put some topical analgesic on my knee and foot and laid in bed for a few minutes before minimal stretching. Watched some of the 1/2ers come in and then went to BBC for post race chow and drink. MAN was I hungry by then!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Knee injury, new foot pain on the same side as the worse knee, few running training hours pre-race, lack of sleep and food... jeebus-- it sounds like a doomed cause :P

Event comments:

Really fun race, and I was so happy to meet other BTers that really made my first race back on my feet mentally easier to handle as well as a lot more fun. I'll kill this course next year!




Last updated: 2008-11-14 12:00 AM
Running
01:06:05 | 06.21 miles | 10m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 51/83
Overall: 333/444
Performance: Below average
My Garmina was acting up. I was getting really frustrated that the darn thing kept telling me that my HR was somewhere between 90 and 110! Feh.
Course: Pretty course, a nice crowd. Good challenging hills - I really liked this one and hope to do it again when I'm a little better prepared.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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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2009-02-22 7:09 PM

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2009-02-22 8:08 PM
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Great job!!

You looked great out on the course...sorry that you have new aches and pains...heal up as we have lots of fun races coming up this spring/summer!

 

2009-02-22 10:16 PM
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Congrats on the accomplishment!
2009-02-22 11:46 PM
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Way to go finishing!!! Hope all the aches and pains are just temporary
2009-02-23 7:14 AM
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Wonderful job hanging in there with all the aches and pains!  Terrific!
2009-02-23 7:24 AM
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Great work getting through the new pains! Sounds like a fun race for sure


2009-02-23 7:39 AM
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Hope you are feeeling a little better today. Way to stick with it and get it done!!!
2009-02-23 8:17 AM
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Awesome Mina....really awesome! Way to HTFU through the pain ...good skill to have in your tool kit for when triathlon season rolls around. 

 You ROCK!!

2009-02-23 8:33 AM
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Great job out there.  Mav and I were trying to keep up with you the first 4 miles.  Way to finish it.  It is a different race when you are running with people you know.  I am glad you were out there.
2009-02-23 9:11 AM
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Way to get out there.  I hate that shuffle stuff, repeating songs and stuff.  Best to use playlists I hear but I don't know how they work. 

2009-02-23 9:24 AM
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Nice race Mina...it was great meeting you, we had a fun time Saturday night!  Sorry about the crappy pre-race dinner, the shepherd's pie was good, but I could have eaten twice as much.  I was not super impressed with that restaurant either.  Hope your foot feels better in a day or so.  We gotta do another race and "BT it" again soon!!

 



2009-02-23 12:12 PM
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Thanks, everyone!  I was so happy to meet a bunch of you for the first time and to see some folks again-- excited to catch up with you all again at future events!

Feeling better about what I did out there yesterday, despite new pains.  Here's a li'l proof... apparently I was still smiling big around mile 3!

Mile 3 of Hyannis Road Races

I haven't gone through photos to find everyone else YET, but there are a whole bunch posted at www.jimrhodes.com starting here.  If you know you were pacing right in front or behind me around mile 3, start looking around pg. 62... I spot KathyG and RedSoxChick in the next couple pages- I think I spotted Max a little before... but will look more later!

--Oh, yeah... and that is Jonah with the evil race number next to me!



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2009-02-23 3:31 PM
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Nice job!  Sorry to hear about aches and pains.  Suckage!  I was great to meet you Saturday night!   Love the picture!
2009-02-24 7:26 AM
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Sorry you were having pains and aches during the run. 

I agree HEED is gross.  Perpetrum is gross, too.  Worse. 

Hope your legs are better.

 

2009-02-24 1:05 PM
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Ugg ... pain and foot numbness. I totally understand. Numb feet make for a frustrating race. How is the knee holding up?

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