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Gasparilla 15K - Run15k

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Tampa, Florida
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 31m 45s
Overall Rank = 2499/5030
Age Group = Female 25 to 29
Age Group Rank = 144/340
Pre-race routine:

We got to the Convention Center nice and early. I picked up my race packet, and was told that they were out of finisher’s vests! I was kind of sad about this, but they promised to mail one, so we’ll see.

Coffee, water and a Clif bar.
Event warmup:

None! I had 30.1 miles to cover over the weekend.
  • 1h 31m 45s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 09m 50s  min/mile

We made our way to the starting line, and I decided to hang with the 10:00min/mile pace group. The starting horn sounded with seemingly no warning because I was so far back in the corral! In just over a minute, I was crossing the starting line. The 15k was an out-and-back along Bayshore Dr. The pacer for the group, Ken, was awesome. He had a little external speaker and a playlist that cycled through the decades. We played games trying to name artists while I struggled to not RACE. At a water station around mile 3, I found myself ahead of the pace group. I started talking to Eve and to another woman whose name I can’t remember, but it also started with an E! We chatted and ran together, hanging under a 10:00 pace. The other woman stopped to use a port-a-potty, and we pressed on. The support on the course was pretty good, and I was just trying to keep going. With just under a mile to go, Eve took off to finish strong. I hung back to conserve for the 5k.
Post race
Warm down:

Get ready for the 5k!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Running 4 races in 2 days

Event comments:

No carbs at the food station on Saturday!

Last updated: 2011-01-12 12:00 AM
01:31:45 | 9.32 miles | 09m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 144/340
Overall: 2499/5030
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along Bayshore, Dr
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-02-28 2:37 PM

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