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National Guard Appreciation Run - Run


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St. Paul, MN
United States
Melaleuca
67F / 19C
Sunny
Total Time = 53m 40s
Overall Rank = 122/213
Age Group = 19-29
Age Group Rank = 14/31
Pre-race routine:

Got up. Ate some toast. Drove to race. Registered. Walked around complaining about how sore our legs were from yesterday. Stretched a bit.
Event warmup:

A teeny bit of stretching.
Run
  • 53m 40s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile
Comments:

I didn't mean to go fast. It just happened. I'm so darn competitive.
What would you do differently?:

Stick to the plan. I really meant to run a nice easy 10k and just started going fast...maybe because my legs hurt and I wanted to be done :)
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back to the car which was about 15+ minutes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Uh...the 11 miles I hauled through the day before :)

Event comments:

Great race. Last minute decision. Like at 7 am when I got out of bed! I was visiting a friend in Minnesota and he is in the National Guard so he thought he should do the National Guard appreciation run. Go figure. My legs REALLY hurt from the 11 the day before. But, as I said earlier...I really wanted to get done so I tried to book it a little. Very nice small race...well organized...lots of food, etc. Looked like there was gonna be a big party afterwards, but I had to go catch a plane. They had a live video feed from Iraq where the host National Guard unit had personnel deployed. They were running a 10k too :) So we were watching them finish half a world away!

Updated on 7 June when the results were FINALLY posted :)




Last updated: 2005-05-30 12:00 AM
Running
00:53:40 | 06.2 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/213
Performance: Average
8:24,8:42,8:47,8:45,8:52,8:42,1:29 Mile 1 was fast because the beginning was a big downhill. A downhill that I am VERY glad I did not have to go back up!
Course: Downhill at the beginning, small rolling hills on mostly shaded trails and roads. Everything Texas isn't!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

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2005-05-30 8:03 PM

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2005-05-30 8:17 PM
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Pretty cool about the people in Iraq running it too.  Way to haul ass Jen.  Great time after coming off a long run the day before.  Congrats.
2005-05-31 6:17 AM
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Good race. Except for your soreness, sounds like you had fun. Very consistent time splits. This is something I need to work on myself. Congrats.
2005-05-31 6:35 AM
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Congrats on the PB!! too cool.  Got to run with the BF too...what a day.  Take care -SMO
2005-05-31 8:25 AM
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Awesome run Jen!  Your sister said "Hi" yesterday...
2005-05-31 9:43 AM
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Great race Jen!!   Congrats on the PB!! It's all about chasing the hottie rabbit!!


2005-05-31 10:11 AM
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Nice run for a "last minute decision."
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