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Tampa Bay, Florida
United States
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 36m 47s
Overall Rank = 969/1542
Age Group = I'm still 33!
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

pasta and red sauce night before, spent the night at Sue's, (thanks to the kindness of Charlie who agreed to share her with us.) woke up, ate kashi and had coffee, drove to race
Event warmup:

ha ha ha. the first 5k was a warm up, the 2nd was the race, and teh final 5k was cool down.
Run
  • 1h 36m 47s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 10m 23s  min/mile
Comments:

super fun, I focused on having fun, and until about mile 7 I was completely w/out pain. Then the ITB started throbbing. bummer. lungs were great the whole time, max HR was still in Z2
What would you do differently?:

I dunno. I wonder if I had gone even slower or perhaps took my walks more frequently I could have staved off ITB?
Post race
Warm down:

stumble around trying to find janice sue et al

What limited your ability to perform faster:

damn knee. I also had to stop and gag and cough and sputter once bc the gatorade was so barfy and strong, i thought I might die. A fork would have made it easier to drink, it was so nasty, and when I went to spit it out, I breathed it in and started choking. A cop actually asked if I was OK, and I was so afraid he'd start yanking me off the course, but I couldnt explain that the gatorade was possessed by a demon. Major drama.

Event comments:

really well orgnaized and marked, tons of h2o stations, lots of friendly volunteers, a super time with BT friends




Last updated: 2006-02-17 12:00 AM
Running
01:36:47 | 9.32 miles | 10m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1542
Performance: Good
Course: very flat and lovely along tampa bay on bayshore drive. only about .25 miles NOT along the bay!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

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2006-02-25 7:38 PM

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2006-02-25 7:49 PM
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Champion
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Glad you had a great time   Hope you have a safe trip home.  Great meeting you.  Lexi and Charlie will be happy to share the house with you anytime   Great race...told ya you would kick my butt!!!
2006-02-25 7:49 PM
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2006-02-25 9:18 PM
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Master
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Rockin' time!  Awesome day, awesome people and I can't believe you drove all the way back!  Truly an endurance athlete!  Thanks for the opportunity to post a new Personal Best!  DEFINITLY need to do a race again!  GREAT JOB TODAY!
2006-02-25 9:51 PM
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Great race, Hollis!!  Glad you had fun with the BTers.  Hope your ITB is ok.
2006-02-25 10:05 PM
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Master
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Nice job!


2006-02-26 4:00 PM
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Great Job!!

Isn't racing with BTers fun!

Hope you continue to stay healthy so you can keep getting faster! 

 

2006-02-26 4:06 PM
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Elite
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Woohoo!! You are so neat-o. I'm glad I got to meet you. Glad you had a good race!
2006-02-26 4:58 PM
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Wife, Mother, Friend.
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yay!  Glad I got to see ya at the swim.  

Nice race! 

2006-02-26 6:10 PM
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Master
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Congrats on the race!  It was great to meet you!  Just wish we could have spent a little more time together.  Maybe at another race down the road.....
2006-02-26 8:32 PM
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Champion
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Nice race Hollis, despite the chunky Gatorade issues!

It was great to meet you and see your "best side" at the beach.  It wouldn't have been a great weekend without you there, glad you made it!

 



2006-02-26 9:14 PM
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molto veloce mama
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ah, it must have been so nice running in WARM weather! glad you had a good race (besides the damn knee and the barfy bug juice, of course ).
2006-02-26 9:45 PM
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Philadelphia, south of New York and north of DC
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Way to go Hollis, Dolly, Cat!
2006-02-26 10:26 PM
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Queen BTich
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I'm so happy for you! You did great and I'm so glad you found us after the race so you didn't have to wander around lost by yourself.

Take care of that leg!
Oh, and I have a new bathing suit avatar of you that I'll send.

2006-02-27 7:03 AM
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Giver
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Awesome, Hollis! Still sad I didn't get to come...
2006-02-27 8:20 AM
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Elite
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Nice job! I can't believe we were so close and still didn't get to meet each other. Maybe you can come visit your parents this winter for the Palm Beach Marathon weekend and we can meet up there. Have a great trip home!


2006-02-27 12:37 PM
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Nice race!  It was great to finally meet up with my midwest neighbor..... in Florida. 

Wish you could have stayed for the rest of the weekend.  It was a blast! 

Hope you adjust to the  cold midwest better than I did.  Hehehe. 

-Chris 

2006-02-27 12:45 PM
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Buttercup
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Congrats on your race, Hollis! So glad we finally met, too.
2006-02-27 1:19 PM
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Got Wahoo?
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Wonderful - I'm proud of you!!!

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