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Richmond, Virginia
United States
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Total Time = 53m 11s
Overall Rank = 4646/26242
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 161/1969
Pre-race routine:

Drove downtown with Sugar Daddy and the monkeys...we were running behind (where I like to be, at least) and had a beast of a time parking. 2x Diet Pepsi and 1x Luna Bar...damn I miss Mojo Bars...this peanut butter recall thing is really pissing me off. But I digress...Found Judi (QueenZipp) and Jen (Artemis) and met Max (Max)...Judi's daughter watched the monkeys while Sugar Daddy and I ran. Whoo whoo.
Event warmup:

Zooming to the start line after waiting far too long in the porta-potty line. Saw my "boss" in the line next to ours.
Run
  • 53m 11s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 34s  min/mile
Comments:

Knocked off the first 2 miles in 8:3x...stopped a bit for water after the 2 mile mark...turned the half-way point, mile 3-4 sucked...4-5 felt good, and 5-6 was rockstar (8:24)...and then buzzed it on in. I've never dropped 6 miles at sub-9 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Nada. Good race. Maybe if I lost 20 pounds and ran some more, but really, this was rockstar.
Post race
Warm down:

Looked for Sugar Daddy at the meetup and couldn't find him, so I went through food tent and to get my bag back. Found Sugar Daddy, called to find Judi's daughters and my girls. Went home. :) Yeah, I'm lame and I suck, but I ran fast.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

NADA - perfect day - great run...and totally happy with performance. I was looking at this as a B-race, with mary next month, but to PR and feel good - YEAH!!!

Event comments:

I love the Monument 10K. The bands and fans are awesome. The water is plentiful. The organization is great. I can't say enough good things about this race, especially since they started verifying wave starts this year...I was in a great wave and didn't have to dodge any over-estimating walkers.




Last updated: 2009-01-22 12:00 AM
Running
00:53:11 | 06.21 miles | 08m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 161/1969
Overall: 4646/26242
Performance: Good
Will drop this in later...
Course: Up and back on Monument Avenue.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2009-03-28 5:51 PM

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Subject: Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K
forgot to mention....

PR, baby!

Last year was 55:46...this year 53:11!!!!!!!


Edited by enders_shadow 2009-03-28 6:05 PM


2009-03-28 6:17 PM
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Awesome job Kristen!  It was great to meet you and the gang.  Nice even pacing...I can't run that fast for free food 100 yards away!  I really enjoyed the race, and might consider coming down again next year....new costume!

 

2009-03-28 6:18 PM
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Whh Hoo!!  What a PR!! You go girl!

You do know how much junk food John, Patti and Rachel fed the Monkeys, don't you?

2009-03-28 6:24 PM
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QueenZipp - 2009-03-28 7:18 PM

Whh Hoo!!  What a PR!! You go girl!

You do know how much junk food John, Patti and Rachel fed the Monkeys, don't you?



Yeah, they told us. Actually, Younger Monkey told us (in front of John, Patti, and Rachel) that they fed her sugar. Just sugar. Thankfully they clarified that it was sugar on top of funnel cakes.
2009-03-28 8:29 PM
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Wow, you're fast! Congratulations on the PR!

(But next year, you have to at least wear a tiara. And a tutu.)

2009-03-28 9:43 PM
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Congrats on the PR! You are a rock star!!!

Pam


2009-03-28 9:44 PM
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Congratulations! All your training is really paying off!
2009-03-29 8:36 AM
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Awesome Race Kristen!

Congrats on the PR!

2009-03-29 10:57 AM
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WOW!!!  Sub 9 the whole way...  I wanta be like YOU!!!!

Great job!!!!

A toast to the PR

2009-03-29 7:43 PM
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Nice job on the PR!  I'm sad that you missed out on breakfast.
2009-03-29 8:34 PM
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WooHoo!! Way to go with your bad self!


2009-03-29 8:57 PM
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Artemis - 2009-03-29 8:43 PM Nice job on the PR!  I'm sad that you missed out on breakfast.

Yes, you missed the "syrup incident." 

 

2009-03-29 10:14 PM
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Congratulations on a wonderful PR! Sounds like you had an awesome race!
2009-03-30 12:40 AM
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PR! What more can I say - AWESOME!
2009-03-30 7:37 AM
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YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Great race Kristen!!! P frickin B that is soooo awesome. No keep that running mojo flowing and kill the Marathon. You're ready!!

Congrats on an excellent race. You did awesome!

2009-03-31 12:00 AM
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