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Ashland, Virginia
United States
Sports Backers and Richmond Road Runners
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 44m 23s
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Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:45. Got dressed, packed up my stuff, and drove to the race. Got our packets and walked around. The race start got delayed by 15 minutes because there was a lot of traffic congestion coming into the race site.
  • 1h 44m 23s
  • 7.94 miles
  • 13m 09s  min/mile

I was doing well up until mile 5.5. There were some big hills there and I started getting really out of breath. I felt hungry, so I had a Gu at mile 6 in Ashland. My coach saw me there and asked if I was breathing ok. I thought I was, so I told her so. Around mile 7, I started getting light headed and dizzy. Walked for awhile and tried to keep jogging. Just before mile 8, I stopped and sat down and then couldn't really get up because I was dizzy. Told Andy to keep going. The cops there called an ambulance for me.

The ambulance came and checked my BP and O2 saturation. He had a hard time finding my BP and had 91% O2. Not so good. Got put on oxygen for awhile. They offered to take me to the hospital, but I decided to go to the finish line and wait for Andy.
What would you do differently?:

Who knows? I have no idea what's going on with my body. I'm annoyed because this is the second DNF this year and I've been having a hard time with running in general.
Post race

Last updated: 2009-08-02 12:00 AM
01:44:23 | 07.94 miles | 13m 09s  min/mile
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2009-08-29 11:01 AM

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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
Subject: Patrick Henry Half Marathon

2009-08-29 1:35 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Patrick Henry Half Marathon

Sorry for the DNF.

It was hot and humid from the get go today which has been screwing up us asthmatics for a while. 

2009-08-29 9:11 PM
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i'm sorry. i hope you figure this out soon. i know that when you do, you're going to PR all over the place!
2009-08-30 10:02 AM
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Liverpool, New York
Subject: RE: Patrick Henry Half Marathon
Sounds like a tough race Jen - sorry to hear you are having trouble - hopefully you can get it figured out

2009-08-30 12:24 PM
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Aw, sorry to hear that you had problems during the race. Hope you and the new doctor get it all figured out and resolved quickly.

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