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Boston, Massachusetts
United States
50F / 10C
Overcast
Total Time = 47m 52s
Overall Rank = 1093/1955
Age Group = F3039
Age Group Rank = 162/362
Pre-race routine:

Met with Lynne (xterratri)outside of my apt. We decided to drive her car in case she wants to go home earlier. Being the proud Bostonian, I drove her car on I93 heading toward WTC, took one exit earlier and ended up at the airport. When we got back to I93, I was looking for exit 23 (airport was exit 24). Drove through Ted Williams Tunnel, next thing I know was we were in Dorchester (exit 18). Finally found our way to WTC at 7:30. I upside is, Lynne had the chance of going through the famous Big Dig of Boston.
Event warmup:

Warmed up inside Dunkin Donuts. Met with Max, TAGP, KathtG, EmilyG and KevinG, isis54, Tri_again), CptnJackSparrow and Mrs. Sparrow, akabak and c2fd. Took some pictures. Asked non-runners to hold our jackets.
Watched the 1/2 marathoners start.
isis54, akabak and I lined up at the 10 min pace line for the 5-miler. Isis went missing. Didn't find nikki either.
Run
  • 47m 52s
  • 5 miles
  • 09m 34s  min/mile
Comments:

Was kind of cold at the beginning. The first mile was like a warm up. Ran with akabak. Pointed at the 1st mile-marker to her, when she was still 2 steps behind me. Then I started falling into pace with my music and lost her. Speeded up at the middle of Saint Saen's Havannaise, when the tempo picked up. Music changed to some 90s Cantonese techno. Kept up with the pace for mile 2,3 and 4. Didn't realized I slowed down at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Should skip that slow song at the end. I was pacing with my music.
Post race
Warm down:

Turned out isis54 was ahead of me. She was waiting there when I crossed the finish line. A few minutes later, akabak come in.
Walked around, ate 1/2 a bagel, waited for the 1/2 marathoners.

Event comments:

Official gun time was 48:35, net time was 47:52. So my watch is pretty accurate :)
Will fill in official rank when available.




Last updated: 2006-03-03 12:00 AM
Running
00:47:52 | 05 miles | 09m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/362
Overall: 0/1955
Performance: Good
According to my watch, the mile splits are 10:46, 9:31, 9:20, 9:36, 10:03
Course: From WTC, took Seaport Ave to Atlantic Ave to Fanueil Hall and Govt Center, then Cambridge St, left toward the Boston Common/Public Garden, turned back and head toward Chinatown/Downtown, Post Office Sq, Back to Seaport.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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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2006-03-12 4:19 PM

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2006-03-12 4:23 PM
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HHHmmmm I had a similar romp thru downtown Tampa before Gasparilla....frustrating.  Awesome run tho  
2006-03-12 6:36 PM
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Daaaaang, DK!!!  You run fast!!!!!  Great job!!
2006-03-12 7:10 PM
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Great race DK...man we sure had a fun weekend!!  Good to see you and all the others running in Boston!
2006-03-12 8:48 PM
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Nice job DK, surprised you ran with the tunes though. Thought that was a no no at race venues.
2006-03-12 9:06 PM
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I love Saint Saens ... we need to trade music.  Great race!


2006-03-13 5:59 AM
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Well done out there, DK!

Nice spending time with you yesterday.
2006-03-13 7:07 AM
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ROFLMAO

You ended up in Dorchesta too? GOODNESS! I've already done all my raving about your pace in person, and given you kudos for your improvement over the last year! YOU ROCK!

I had fun hanging out with you and Lynne after the race

2006-03-13 7:44 AM
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Nice run DK!! You are getting so fast! So you had a nice tour of the top spots in Bosotn, huh? You're lucky you made it out of Logan, once you're in it's so hard to get out again. Did you think of me at the WTC?? Maybe I'll be there with you all next year. I don't know though - if I ever move back north I don't know if I'll be able to run in the cold like you guys!
2006-03-13 8:24 AM
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It sounds like you had a great run. I'm kinda bummed that I missed everyone, but thanks for the pictures.
2006-03-13 11:39 AM
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Awesome job! it was a fun weekend isn't it? But how come I am not in any pics at R2R??? Oh that's right I didn't cath up with you guys.. I suck!

keep up with the traing you are doing awesome!



2006-03-13 11:42 AM
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Nice run time!  It looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

I want to do this race next year.

2006-03-13 1:04 PM
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Next race...You and Me....in a photo!!! lol

We'll get the groove...and geesh, being the same pace too, we can run together!!!

2006-03-13 1:11 PM
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Nice race and good time..you looked GREAT at the finish- like you could have gone forever...
Fun being with you Denise- we could have finished TOGETHER you know!! See you soon!
2006-03-13 7:59 PM
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Denise....great race...you are fast women!!

It was a special weekend hanging out with you two days in a row...how super is that!

I can't wait to race with you this summer and see what you can do when you let it all out. You are training hard and smart in SBR....it will be a blast.

Cranberry here we all come!

2006-03-17 6:45 PM
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Nice race DK!  Enjoyed chatting with you tonight.  Your training looks excellent too.  Keep up the great work.

That's quite a group you have there.  I haven't met too many BTers in this area yet, but I'm sure I will.



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