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Middleton, Wisconsin
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 41m 46s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 3/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up to spooky halloween music. Ha- Tracy and I spent an hour listening to ringtones the night before so the wake up ringtone was well planned:)
Went to starbucks and had some larabar. I had 2 next time I will only have one... I felt kind of still sitting in my stomach during the race- or eat even earlier...personally Id rather sleep and eat less!
Had some no explode (that obviously didnt do its purpose;))

Event warmup:

Did a short warm up with a few pick ups and seeded ourselves fairly close to the front.
Run
  • 1h 41m 46s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 46s  min/mile
Comments:

Hmmmmm..... OK I havent done a hm since spring of 08, since then I have done 2 IM, 2 marathons, and multiple HIM. A pr was almost ineveitable but I wanted to have a 5 min pr. Was training to try to break 1:40. I even did an 11 mile pace run at this pace and yes it was hard but I still did it.
The week prior I kind of wondered if I should try to hit my goal or be alittle more realistic and aim for 7:40s or 7:50s..... I obviously dont have a lot of confidence as a runner and it shows :(

Oh well decided I wont know til I try. So....First mile 7:30..ok a bit fast but not horrible... 2cnd mile 7:31...ok...well I feel ok. Then came some hills and the pace was getting in the 7:40s then 7:30s.
We got to an out and back part around mile 4 maybe so I counted the girls ahead of me just for fun.....6.... woah.... I am in 6th place! Pretty good for a nonrunner:)
Had gel around this time and some water.
I think instead of letting this build my confidence I let it make me believe I wasnt really suppose to be there... that I really dont run the fast.
By mile 8 I wasnt feeling it at all... pace dropped to high 7s and low 8s... ugh.
Got really windy here too.
Got to an aid station garbbed a water and stopped turned around and was gonna wait for Tracy... I figured that would be a great friend fo me cuz my race was sucking anyways. But I didnt see her so I decided to go. While I was standing there it felt long but Im guessing it was only 20 25 seconds.
Really should have had another gel around miles 9 or 10 but didnt...figured my race sucked anyways so why bother- duh me.
struggled thru the last few miles...kind of gave up... ugh why do I do this??
What would you do differently?:

Start a little slower,have much more confidence, take my 2cnd gel.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited for my girl Tracy- who smoked her first half!!!
Then I pouted and was a huge baby cuz I dint hit my goal:( I did pr by 4 minutes.
Went back and showered then came back and saw some marathon finishers, had some pizza and saw I was 3rd in my AG. If I would have hit my goal I would have benn 1st. damn.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

confidence maybe. be realistic maybe?

Event comments:

They did a great job putting on this race!!
Would do it again for sure.
Course was hillier then I had expected.




Last updated: 2010-10-05 12:00 AM
Running
01:41:46 | 13.1 miles | 07m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

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2010-11-01 4:44 PM

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2010-11-01 5:55 PM
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Dude. You kicked AZZ!!  You're fast!  Don't question - just do because you are THAT fast even as a "non-runner".  LOL.

Congratulations!!! Take it from someone who PRs a half mary at 2:53.  Seriously, GREAT JOB TAMMY!!!
2010-11-01 6:18 PM
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Non-runner?  What were you doing skipping, or hopping along the course?

Be happy Tammy,  podium + PR   it was a great day!
2010-11-02 3:01 AM
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What they said /\ /\ /\

Stop being so hard on yourself! The 2 ahead of you probably spend as much time training in ne discipline as you do across 3!

U did good girl!
2010-11-02 8:33 AM
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You are a runner... Just saying...

We know you didn't hit your goal, however another PR in the books for 2010. This was a great year for you on the race circuit...

You eat Larabars and drink starbucks? Really?

2010-11-02 11:47 AM
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Awesome job Tammy. Next time will be the one. You got the magic baby!!

Flat course, mid-May...I think the Cellcom is calling your name!!! Or at least I am....like the Exorcist ringtone....Tammmmmmmeeeee......Tammmmmmmmeeeee.....


2010-11-02 1:09 PM
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tripletmom01 - 2010-11-01 4:44 PM

 

Nice!

2010-11-02 3:46 PM
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There is NO pouting over a PR!
Great job!
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