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Richmond, Virginia
United States
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Total Time = 56m 16s
Overall Rank = 7439/37000
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 81/
Pre-race routine:

up early, had some waffles and fruit, headed to Richmond. We sat in the car for a while then walked around so miss thing and I could go to costume judging. Walked back to the car to warm up. Ate some sports beans.

Watched the first wave of kids head out on their 1 mile race. THey had a kids band playing that was trying to get thecrowd into it...if it hadn't been so freaking cold there might have been more participation for them!
Event warmup:

Walked over to the start area, hit the porta potty lines....
Found my wave and took the advice of Dano (RecTri) to get in the front of the wave. I talked with the man next to me for a bit, we pretty much ran together the whole race.
The waves moved forward a little at a time, I got my ipod set and got the beat going in my head. Cursed being so cold. It was a hard call...need to warm up some but there was almost half an hour between the first wave going out and mine so I didn't want to let the muscles get too cold in between. Was glad I had a long sleeved shirt under my costume and tights on. Had a gu with some water about 25 to 30 min prior to my wave start.
Run
  • 56m 16s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 04s  min/mile
Comments:

I was thrilled with my first mile, but I knew I wouldn't be able to hold that pace for the whole race and knew I'd have trouble if I tried to so I reigned it in. Mentally calculated where I should be with the next mile based on my time at each mile marker. It kept me occupied.
Think the cold temperatures kept the fans away. Usually the streets are jammed with fans for this race. Crowd seemed a bit sparse. Still a lot of cowbell.
I noticed the bands a lot today...pretty good music! Had to dodge walkers who had started off in earlier waves. (why?? there is a wave for walkers that is the last one and they didn't want to wait that long to start I guess) Even had to dodge a guy with a full knee splint on crutches trying to walk the course!
Lots of other costumed runners. Love that part. It wasn't as much fun running alone. Miss Thing was several waves behind me so Peter Pan and Wendy weren't together....The first place costume was a guy dressed like a squirrel--think ICE AGE...He had an acorn in front of him dangling off something attached to his back. Hysterical! Another cute costume was the two girls with grocery bags on poster board with lables and containers hot glued to them! Anyway, around the turn around someone did yell at me as Peter Pan to cheer me on. Glad that part was recognizable!!
I never stopped at the aid stations cause I was carrying my own water. However, I never bothered to grab it....not sure that was such a good idea. By mile 4 I had a nice pain under my rib cage. Kept trying to focus my breathing to get it out and press on the ribs. No luck. Figured that grabbing the water--even from my belt, would slow me down and I knew I was hunting another PR. That being said, mile 4 and 5 were kind of painful. The gentleman from the start corral caught up to me and we played pace bunny for each other to finish it out.
What would you do differently?:

drink water, dummy!
Post race
Warm down:

walked around to hunt my husband and find my daughter finishing. Food, 3 bottles of water!!
Grabbed my warm clothes from my husband and threw them on! Casualty of the day: I knocked out an earring and lost one of the new earrings the girls gave me for my birthday.

Event comments:

PR by over 3 minutes!!


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Last updated: 2009-12-14 12:00 AM
Running
00:56:16 | 06.21 miles | 09m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 81/
Overall: 7439/37000
Performance: Good
mile 1 8:41 whoa baby, reign it in or there will be a disaster mile 2 17:46 5K split 27:57 pretty even to it! mile 4 35:xx mile 5 ?44:xx finish 56:17
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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Subject: Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K


2010-03-27 3:27 PM
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Great run today Judi!!! Way to go!!! PR's are a lot of fun!

2010-03-27 4:09 PM
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Awesome job Peter Pan!

Grats on another PR 
2010-03-27 5:51 PM
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Master
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Great job.   Probably would have whupped the PR even more if it weren't for the walkers.

How did Miss thing do?
2010-03-27 5:56 PM
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Royal(PITA)
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dexter - 2010-03-27 5:51 PM Great job.   Probably would have whupped the PR even more if it weren't for the walkers.

How did Miss thing do?

Miss Thing PR'd at 1:02:59...despite fighting her asthma for the past couple weeks.

2010-03-27 6:08 PM
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Nice job!!  Wish I could have come down again this year to run with you.  Maybe next March?  I'll have a whole year to come up with a new bizarre costume!  Say congrats to Miss Thing too....Patti says "hi" to everyone!!


2010-03-27 8:03 PM
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Awesome PR! 

I laugh just thinking about the first place costume...wish I could have seen it. 
2010-03-27 9:15 PM
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Master
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Congrats Judi! Your 2010 season is off to an awesome start.  Love the costumes. I cannot imagine running in something with that many people....must have been crazy crowded!!!
2010-03-27 10:56 PM
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Congrats on your PR; you earned it!

A 2000 person tri is more than I really like; 37,000 runners sounds insane!
2010-03-28 10:37 AM
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Congratulations Judi, awesome performance!!!
2010-03-28 1:11 PM
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Sweet PR!  Way to go!


2010-03-28 4:08 PM
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Master
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Congrats on a great PR, 3 minutes is huge!! I love your costume.
2010-03-28 6:02 PM
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This sounds like a fun race.  And you had a spectacular race.  Congratulations.
2010-03-28 6:51 PM
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Master
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Way to go Judi and Miss Thing1!  Whoo-hoo! 

PR's rock!

2010-03-28 6:57 PM
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love the costume and the run ROCKS!!

Congrats Judi!

great job

2010-03-29 2:12 AM
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Yay! Fantastic race! (And congrats to Miss Thing too.) Nice job with the PR, and especially that smokin' fast first mile. Looks like it got you off to a great start, and you were smart to reign it in from there.

Loved the photo. Peter Pan and Wendy are adorable!



2010-03-29 10:45 AM
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Awesome day! Great costume. You are going to have a great season!
2010-03-31 1:13 PM
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Great report. You are so detailed. Congrats on the PR, 3 minutes is a humongous improvement. Did you see the guy dressed as Forest Gump? He passed me around mile 5. People were shouting "run, Forest, run".

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