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Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K - Run

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
United States
Ann Arbor Track Club
50F / 10C
Total Time = 26m 56s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Found Lisa in the crowd and chatted until the race started.
  • 26m 56s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

My plan was to treat this as my long run for the week...and take NICE and EASY. Since I've been only running for about 10 days, I figured this would be a fun way to get back into running. Heck, this was my first "race" in nearly a year! Darn injuries! Well, once I toed the starting line things err... changed.

First mile - 8:05
Second mile - 7:05 OOOOOPS!
Third mile - 11 and change. Ha.

I felt sooo good after the first mile that I tried to maintain that pace. I guess I got carried away. Ooops. Nice to know I can go that fast and not feel like I'm laboring however. Nice to "let it rip"! :)

But darn, did I ever hit the wall on the third mile!
Post race
Warm down:

Gasping for air and cheering Lisa on!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I haven't ran in like, forever?

Event comments:

I had a blast. Lisa is so cool! She bought me a smooth GUINNESS at the sponsoring Irish pub. We talked for an hour at the bar as we watched basketball and listened to live Irish music.

Man, how I miss racing and competition. The buzz. Oh my. I'm such an endorphin addict.

Knee is "ok". Calf is a bit tight. Hum.

Last updated: 2006-03-12 12:00 AM
00:26:56 | 03.11 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: The course had THREE loops - for a 5K!! It was mostly flat except for a moderate hill at the start.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 3

2006-03-12 6:45 PM

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Adrian, MI
Subject: Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K

2006-03-12 7:14 PM
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Welcome back buddy!
2006-03-12 7:38 PM
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Yay!!! You ran, you raced, you had a Guinness. If only you had bossed someone around in the pool, your day would have been PERFECT. Close enough, though, eh?  :D
2006-03-13 6:38 AM
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HOLY SMOKES!! yeah!! u ran and raced!! IN AA TOO!!! THATS MY TURF!!!

awesome run in the 2nd mile...smoked it!!   u'r only about 3 mins away from the world record for the mile dude.....EASY

god..i miss AA.....


2006-03-13 8:44 AM
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Tokyo, Japan
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Hey mate, great to see you racing and most of all, having some fun.  Somehow I knew where that report was going when you said "and it NICE and EASY".  I think you and I may be from the same gene pool...I'm exactly the same...NO SUCH THING as "nice and easy".
2006-03-13 4:27 PM
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Cary, NC
(even if it was your own *** on that third mile--ouch!) But who cares? It was fun! (and shenanigans right?!) Glad you got back out there w/ no injuries (watch that calf mister), and got some gosh darn RACE STOKE going! Yay Fromie!

2006-03-13 4:55 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Glad you had fun and are back at take it slow and no more injuries!!!!
2006-03-13 7:01 PM
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Kingston Ontario
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WOW!!! Fromie is back in the races!!

That was pretty fast!! I don't think I could do that right now!


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