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Andover, Massachusetts
United States
Merrimack Valley Striders
29F / -2C
Precipitation
Total Time = 52m 39s
Overall Rank = 1676/2050?
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 208/273
Pre-race routine:

Got up, had coffee and PB on crumpet and a tiny piece of corn bread while surfing BT and waiting for OnTheRun to come pick me up :)
Event warmup:

Arrived race site, waited for the other BTers to show up an jumped around to keep myself warm. It was snowing. Saw TypeAGirlPilot, Max, TriAgain and D.Z. Walked to start line.
Run
  • 52m 39s
  • 5 miles
  • 10m 32s  min/mile
Comments:

Fist mile was with the 5-k people. Started slow as there were some 7000 runners. Good pace for the rest of the course. A bit slower than my usual training pace but it was cold and snowing. Can't run too fast on the down hill as it was slippery.
Oh yeah, all of us cross the line at the same time!!
What would you do differently?:

This is more like a BTer hang out than a race. I was comfortable running at that speed.
Post race
Warm down:

Cooled down about a minute after stopping. Saw c2df and isis54 after the race. Dunkin Donuts was giving out bagels and we eat them. Hung out with the gang. DZ did the 5k and had to leave right after so we missed him after the 1st mile (5k took a different course). Eat some more snacks.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

wet road and snow.

Event comments:

Nice race. Best part is an apple pie for all finishers!


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Last updated: 2005-11-19 12:00 AM
Running
00:52:39 | 05 miles | 10m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/273
Overall: 0/2050?
Performance: Good
unofficial tme from my watch. Will update when official results are out. Splits: mile 1. 11:17 mile 2. 10:26 mile 3. 10:37 mile 4. 10:19 mile 5. 10:00
Course: Rolling hills. Wet and slippery at times.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 4

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2005-11-24 10:31 AM

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2005-11-24 10:46 AM
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Subject: RE: Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race
Greaet race DK..hope you had a good time.  Now go eat some turkey!!
2005-11-24 11:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race

Forget the apple pie!  YOU GOT DUNKIN DONUTS BAGELS!  YUMMY!

GREAT race, DK!  Your mile splits kept getting BETTER!  That's AWESOME!

Enjoy the rest of Thanksgiving!

2005-11-24 12:12 PM
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Congratulations on your first 5 miler! You ran it with such ease that I thought you've certainly done this distance many many times before!

I hope it didn't take you long to warm up after the race, I was soooo cold and wet by the time I got to my car! Enjoy your apple pie and thanks for bringing those awesome pastries!

I know you don't celebrate this holiday normally, but hopefully as long as we are all in the area, you can make this race a tradition!

2005-11-24 12:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race
Woo hoo, great race DK, it was so much fun running with you all. The best part was having you finish your first 5-miler! Apple pie? LOL...I've got 13 of them!

2005-11-24 2:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race

Great Race and Congrats on your first 5 miler!!

You guys all had such fun...apple pies too..

I look forward to doing a race with you soon...but you'll have to wait awhile for me to finish after you.



2005-11-24 5:50 PM
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Great meeting you- a nice way to spend Turkey day amongst the snow flakes....Congrats on going for the 5 miler- you did great!
2005-11-24 8:20 PM
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DK - You did it! Congratulations on going five miles - and in the snow no less. I thought I was freezing this morning when it was 50 degrees Hope you enjoyed your apple pie!
2005-11-25 7:00 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!

I was very tempted to go a cheer you guys up but 1) I couldn't get a car/ride and 2) I was going to be very tempted to register and run! I am so jealous you got to hang with BTers but more jealous of the apple pie!

2005-11-25 8:38 AM
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Subject: RE: Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race
Great to meet you finally DK!!! Super pastries! thanks. You did awesome!!!

Fun times and GREAT PICS!!! thanks...have to see if you put them in an album. Maybe have to email them.
2005-11-25 8:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race

Okay ... no more complaining about events and/or training in cold weather from the Georgia crowd!

Great race that sounded like a ton of fun!



2005-11-25 9:20 AM
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Wow, five miles!  It's great to see you out there having so much fun!
2005-11-25 10:20 AM
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Subject: RE: Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race

It was great meeting you!  Awesome job on your first 5-miler -- piece of cake (er, pie?) right! Thanks, too for the yummy pastries

We all forgot to mention that we got these goofy turkey visors (see pics)  Brought extra home to the kids-- they loved them.

See you at some future races!

2005-11-25 5:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race
Hey - nice meeting you DK!! And all the others. Sorry I missed the after fun - I was having fun of my own. Sitting in the parking lot for 45 minutes waiting to get out. I was trying to get home to help my wife with the Turkey Day prep and kids. Didn't end up happening.

It too was my first group race - that first mile killed me. Uphill the whole way. Argh - I don't have hills like that ANYWHERE in my training route. I guess I'll have to add one. Anyone have a backhoe?
2005-11-26 7:38 AM
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WOW... It sounds like you have such a fun time and CONGRATS on your first 5 miler!

Great report and pics, thanks for sharing!
2005-11-26 7:44 PM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Feaster Five Thanksgiving Road Race
Wait, everybody got one WHOLE apple pie at the finish line? That's quite something!


2005-11-28 2:42 PM
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looks like it was a lot of fun. you trained so well over the whole holiday! you rule!
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