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Boca Raton, Florida
United States
Rotary Club/BRPD
57F / 14C
Total Time = 28m 30s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 43
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Lucky Kona Coffee. Water. Not a breakfast person, ate pasta last night. Cleaned house for an hour because the window installers are coming today.
Event warmup:

Water. 25 minutes of stretching and light jogging. Boca PD and Rotary did a great job setting up the start of the event. I'd already gotten my race packet, chip pick up was a cinch. Found my neighbor Lucy, her niece Kendra and friend Jeff just before the race started. Nice to have someone to talk to. Good crowd!
  • 28m 30s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 10s  min/mile

Streeeeeeetching the calf beforhand. NO PAIN! I went into this race with no illusions other than to try and run consistently and finish. More of a mind boost than anything else. This time last year I was running consistently in the low-8's, and this is the fastest I've gone since I tore my calf last August. Started slow, listened, and the leg said let's give it a go! So I go'ed.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This is a great jumping off race for me. And because I seem to gain strenght as I run, I think I can start looking at more distance. Happy girl here today.
Post race
Warm down:

Water and stretched while waiting for the rest of my group. Kendra did a PR at 32. Walked back to run in with Lucy. She and Jeff came in around 38. Race was only 15 minutes from home so wandered back there to post race stretch and fuzz kitties.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Little brain barrier that was unsure how my calf would hold up. Guess I won't be needing THAT any longer!

Event comments:

Just so much fun for me - I needed this boost. The race volunteers were awesome! Two water stops at M1 and M2. Wish I'd known I was grabbing Orange (the color, not the flavor) Gatorade. Eeesh. But they were having so much fun too! Great energy. It was also nice that some of the elite runners warmed down back on the course and called out encouragement. Can you tell I'm in a really good mood?!?

Last updated: 2006-02-01 12:00 AM
00:28:30 | 03.11 miles | 09m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
M1/9:41 M2/10:35 M3/Has anyone seen a MALL around here? One with a FINISH LINE?
Course: Flat (this is Florida). Start in Mall parking lot, back through corporate-ville, 1/2 mile on the highway, through the land of a thousand condos (sorry folks!), back onto the roads and finish in the parking lot. Macy's was not open.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-02-11 8:01 AM

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Subject: Town Center Classic

2006-02-11 12:45 PM
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Way to GO JO.
Great pace and great race. See ya soon Hammerhead.
2006-02-11 1:44 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Awesome race Janice!!!  SO FAST!!  I hope you had a great time too
2006-02-12 5:00 PM
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GOod speed on the run!!
2006-02-12 5:05 PM
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Great race!
2006-02-13 10:56 PM
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Nice run and no more worries about that Calf - yipee!!

Sorry Ive only just made ait to the RR - Congratulations

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