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Cartersville, Georgia
United States
Georgia Ultrarunning & Trailrunning Society
40F / 4C
Total Time = 2h 00m 30s
Overall Rank = 187/300
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up, drove to race, grabbed a gatorade and granola bar on the way in. My stomach was not feeling good, but decided to give it a go anyways and just have a training day.
Event warmup:

Nothing, just hang out and talk so some people I havent seen in a while
  • 2h 00m 31s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 10m 29s  min/mile

I knew this was going to be a disaster, but I needed a kick in the ass. I was dehydrated, had GI issues and most of all- out of shape. I was able to get the spot in this race by pure luck 2 weeks ago. Anyways, I used this as a training run, not a race. My GI issues had gotten so bad I made a BR break at about mile 4. The course itself is always a bit unrelenting and you have to show up in shape to do well here. I enjoyed the run overall and the weather was better than in the past 2 years. I had to walk many of the hills and my calves were on fire. I saw some Llamas- that was cool. I was very happy to get to the finish line and know what needs to happen to get back in shape
What would you do differently?:

Be prepared
Post race
Warm down:

Quick stretch, some socializing, hot chocolate and egg casserole. For a small race, the post race is great.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lots of little excuses, but truly a lack of fitness

Event comments:

Still my favorite running race, which is why they sell out in 24 hours now. I have to be ready to register right on time next year

Last updated: 2011-02-01 12:00 AM
02:00:31 | 11.5 miles | 10m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly, technical, and very pretty
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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

2011-02-07 7:46 AM

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Subject: Red Top Rumble

2011-02-07 11:03 AM
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North Metro ATL
Subject: RE: Red Top Rumble

Nice to see you yesterday.

Steph and I saw those llamas. She said "look, ponies!" And I said, " I think those are llamas." And she said, " Can you ride llamas?" And I said, "I don't know. They are kind of mean." And then I sang her song: Every baby llama has a mama llama, it has a Papa too. I just saw the baby llama when I was at the zoo! And then we sang songs til we finished.

Fun time on the trails for sure!

2011-02-07 3:47 PM
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Atlanta, GA
Subject: RE: Red Top Rumble

Good to see you are the was an kickin...LOL

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