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Washington, Washington, D.C.
United States
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
Total Time = 1h 19m 25s
Overall Rank = 1841/6595
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 377/1259
Pre-race routine:

Mini bagel and hummus.. G2 and banana.. headed to metro
Event warmup:

Warm involved waiting for porta potties.. and then jogging to the bag check and race start
Run
  • 1h 19m 25s
  • 10 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile
Comments:

So before race I was 50/50 on doing it due to major back pain/hamstring pain and calf pain.. was thinking about dropping to the 5k, or not at all .. decided to give it a try and if it sucked drop out at 5 miles since it was close to the start.. Started very late, porta potty combined with indecisiveness .. by very late I mean basically last :) me and the juggler .. first two, hard to move around people, walked at some points :) (8:30/8:40 pace for 1st 2).. hit 5 at 41 minutes.. didn't feel 2 bad, and had just basically crossed into Z4.. so I had 20 seconds per mile to make up to hit the "if I race goal" .. turned it up to between 7:30/7:40 per mile while maneuvering all over the place (garmin distance 10.13 in ST, 10.09 minus bridges and kennedy center) .. spent about half the race on grass, sidewalk or cobblestone:) .. was 40 seconds behind with 3 or 4 to go.. hit the next mile marker I was ahead 5-10 seconds:) (thier marker was off the one mile) .. picked up the effort, but held a steady pace to finish it off up that damn hill.. little Z5 action to finish .. overall took it easy to medium for the end .. enjoyed it, glad I ran.. and a PR to boot:)

passed approximately 12411 people starting at the very back ;)

What would you do differently?:

Not be fighting nagging pains, not bike 50 miles the day before, start before the last person:)
Post race
Warm down:

Went over to water, then bag check, then met up with a ton o bter's.. headed over to crystal city for brunch

What limited your ability to perform faster:

see above

Event comments:

yet again, liked the course or CB.. need to arrive by ^A to actually make a start:)




Last updated: 2009-03-29 12:00 AM
Running
01:19:25 | 10 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 377/1259
Overall: 1841/6595
Performance: Good
8m 21s /mile 157 , 08m 41s /mile 167, 08m 02s /mile 170, 07m 52s /mile 175, 07m 46s /mile 181, 07m 35s /mile 182, 07m 37s /mile 182, 07m 45s /mile 181, 07m 36s /mile 184, 07m 34s /mile 184, 06m 40s /mile 187 (for .1)
Course: Flat fast with a little hill to finish (reverse of last year)
Keeping cool Drinking
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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2009-04-05 9:03 PM

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2009-04-06 10:58 AM
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Elite
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Subject: RE: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
Bump

Excellent race. It was really touch and go whether you would be able to actually race, and you PR'd!! Actually, I am not surprised since you do well under adversity

Hopefully that back will get fixed really soon!
2009-04-06 11:21 AM
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Great race, congrats on the PR. 
2009-04-06 6:53 PM
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Master
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way to go Slake!  sweet PR and way to push!
2009-04-06 8:16 PM
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You and Michelle need to buy a couple of catheters.    Great race and nice PR especially with the injury.

Ernie
2009-04-06 8:16 PM
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You and Michelle need to buy a couple of catheters.    Great race and nice PR especially with the injury.

Ernie


2009-04-06 8:38 PM
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Subject: RE: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
Nice PR - sounds like there weren't enough port-a-potties.  I read about lots of people starting late while waiting in line.  :-)
2009-04-07 9:00 AM
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Master
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Next time you should tell S123 not to make you late.

Good race and you even had some left over energy for a nice ride after - great start to your season!
2009-04-08 12:04 PM
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Master
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very nice job.
2009-04-10 5:05 PM
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Master
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Kick a$$ job for deciding last minute that you were going to run
2009-04-10 5:12 PM
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Nice job on the race even with the problems.. Really good pace.


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