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Mableton, Georgia
United States
35F / 2C
Total Time = 1h 41m 15s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race site WAY to early...still shell shocked from the debacle last week. I went and picked up Amanda and drove to the site, didn't eat anything as I run better on an empty stomach. Ran into Steamy on the way to the porta potty and talked with her briefly about the race. Went back to the car and tried to stay warm for awhile.
Event warmup:

Got out of the nice warm car and shook out the hams and calves, did a little stretching to warm up also.
  • 1h 41m 15s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

This is a great race and I highly recommend it to anyone in the Atlanta or North Georgia area. Well supported, well organized, and they had really cool T-shirts.
What would you do differently?:

Start off slower and try to negative split the second half. No reason to run sub 7 minute miles at the beginning.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and cooled off, ate a bagel and some fruit from the well stocked finish line area. Saw Steamy again and chatted with her for a few minutes while I waited on Amanda to finish. All in all a good way to end the season and get the bad taste of last weekend out of my mouth.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold, hamstring on my right leg started getting really sore toward the end.

Event comments:

Again I highly recommend this race to people around here. I also would do any other events put on by this company. The only negative I have is I wish that it had been a chip timed event, but that is a minor thing

Last updated: 2005-10-30 12:00 AM
01:41:15 | 13.1 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Started off a little on the fast side, first mile was 6:45 (this is my 10k pace) but I wanted to get ahead of the main pack prior to turning onto the trail. The next few miles were good also if not a bit on the fast side (I hit the 6 mi mark at 41 and some change which is much faster than I normally run) Was pretty much at 90% or better for the whole race. I did start to fade a bit at the end. I saw a girl ahead of me that I thought was Steamy so I figured I would try and catch her and run with her since she was running a good pace, I never did catch up to this girl and it turned out not to be Steamy after all (the Fake Steamy as I referred to her after that was one of those sub 1:30 half marathoners).
Course: Flat....followed by more flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2005-10-30 11:13 AM

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2005-10-30 12:56 PM
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Pretty good time for such little recovery from your last race.  Good job!

2005-10-30 12:58 PM
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Great race, Brett! Thanks for all the encouragement and advice (and driving!).
2005-10-30 1:07 PM
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Nice job Brett! Way to end your season!  Glad to see that you avoided eating Chiptole before the race!
2005-10-30 2:09 PM
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Queen BTich
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Glad you kept your food on the inside this time! Great time!

2005-10-31 7:29 AM
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Brett -

Great seeing you at the race on Saturday.  You had a really nice run!  Too bad you didn't tell me about the 'fake steamy' you were trying to catch.  That's really funny.  A sub 1:30 half marathoner I am not.

Congrats on ending your season on a high note.

2005-10-31 7:41 AM
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Plant City, Florida
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congrats on a great put up a great time....glad you are over being sick....
2005-10-31 8:19 AM
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Atlanta, GA
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Great job Brett! Hope to see you at the Silver Comet 10K! Talk about a fast course...
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