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wherever & everywhere, Florida
United States
Dr Socks Productions
78F / 26C
Total Time = 32m 22s
Overall Rank = 1/1
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 1/1
Event warmup:

My plan had me running 45 minutes today so did 0.9 miles easy jogging with a couple of walk breaks. Knee felt good running. I strength trained this morning and had just iced it before the run.
  • 32m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 25s  min/mile

I wanted to run a negative split and was happy I could. Felt that the hour strength this morning meant my legs would be slightly tired so this would be good prep before my Sprint next weekend.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Easy jogging

Event comments:

I did not know BT's Lucy but have looked through her blogs. Seeing the deterioration in her typing and the spirit and frustration she vented is spooky. On my run today I thought of many people. I started with my Mom who died in 2005 at age 69. We only had 3 very tumultuous mos between her dx of metastatic renal cancer and her death. Many things went unsaid before it was too late to say them. I thought of my brother Eugene who died in a car accident at age 47 last year. He left behind 7 yo twin sons. He was a natural runner and although he had stopped running, I always imagined he would start again someday and we could share that. I never entered a race with him but my husband did and it was fun to cheer for them in a St Patrick's Day road race many years ago. As I picked up my pace for the last mile I asked BT's Lucy to help me HTFU. It felt good trying to run a little faster. I ended my run at a tree that still bears the scars of a car wreck. A small wooden cross with blue plastic flowers is always there in memory of 17 yo Jon Converse who died there on a rainy fall evening 3 years ago. Lastly my cool down took me past the river where 18 yo Patrick Murphy was killed in a boating accident over 2 years ago. Alcohol and anger had tragic consequences that day. I still remember the helicopters in the night flying low over my house searching for him.

Such sadness can be overwhelming. I think it no coincidence that on my way to work out this morning I heard a review of the play "Disappearing Number" on NPR. At one point a character who is a mathematician, is explaining string theory -"imagine two lines stretching away forever, always getting closer but never touching — though theoretically, she says, "those two lines do actually meet ... in infinity. The impossible is possible."

There are no gaps in time or in place. We are all connected.

Last updated: 2010-07-15 12:00 AM
00:32:22 | 03.11 miles | 10m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 1/1
Performance: Good
First 2.1 miles @ 10:42 felt comfortable Last mile @ 9:52 felt good
Course: Flat neighborhood run. Mostly shaded
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-07-15 10:36 AM

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East Side of the Bay
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2010-07-15 11:07 AM
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San Diego, CA
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What a great RR ... thanks for some perspective.
2010-07-15 11:16 AM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Always best to cherish what we have and live life to the fullest.

2010-07-16 12:19 PM
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West Grove, PA
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Very well said, Kathy... unfortunately, we sometimes take things for granted.  I try everyday to appreciate my family and the life we have because, as you stated some tragic examples, life can change in an instant.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
2010-07-17 8:30 PM
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Thanks for sharing that, Kathy.  I welled up a little reading that; as I get older there are more folks I know only in the past tense.   I did not know Christine and my focus during the run was on honoring how much she had touched her friends and also how grateful I was to be able to run and for the way my life has changed because of SBR.
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