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Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot - Run

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Dallas, Texas
United States
Dallas YMCA
Total Time = 1h 23m 37s
Overall Rank = 2007 /3838
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 317/351
Pre-race routine:

Clif bar, gatorade endurance
Event warmup:

Drove to downtown Dallas and followed the long line of traffic until I found a parking lot a few blocks from the start. Called Aaron and told him I'd look for him and Michael at the start line. Put on the race belt and headed for the event.
  • 1h 23m 37s
  • 8 miles
  • 10m 27s  min/mile

Because of the huge crowd at the start line, I never found Aaron or Michael. However, about a mile in, I saw Aaron pass me in a blur of tailfeathers and stars n'stripes (he was less than 6 feet from me when he passed). I tried to speed up and say hello to him, but there was no way to catch him, so I gave him a quick cheer and kept at my own pace.

This was a really fun run for me. My coach had instructed me to run the first 7 miles at zone 4 and the last mile at an "all out" effort. The strategy worked great, and I was able to post one of my best per mile averages to date.

The event was fantastic, with a "sea of runners" for 8 miles. What a great way to spend Thanksgiving morning!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at all. This was a fun day for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for a bit, ate two bananas and a clif bar and headed back to my parents' house for Thanksgiving with all the relatives.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight and beginner status

Event comments:

Had a wonderful time

Last updated: 2005-11-29 12:00 AM
01:23:37 | 08 miles | 10m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 317/351
Overall: 2007/3838
Performance: Good
Course: Great course through various parts of downtown Dallas, with a couple of challenging bridges
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-11-29 9:09 AM

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Subject: Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

2005-11-29 9:20 AM
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2005-11-30 6:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
Way to go Brandt! Finally have a minute to read these hilarious RR's. You had a fantastic race.
2005-11-30 8:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
Way to go!!  You da man!!!  You are very inspiring!
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