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Upton, Massachusetts
United States
Tri-Valley Froontrunners
60F / 16C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 34m 28s
Overall Rank = 165/184
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, got ready, ate cereal and drank coffee. Sipped on gatorade while driving about 40 min to race site. Found Max, parked next to his car.
Event warmup:

Jogged back and forth to register and use bathroom.
Debated whether I should be wearing the longsleeve or shortsleeve shirt. Was a bit chilly when start, due to raining a bit. I figured I'd do better when warm so I wore both.
Run
  • 1h 34m 28s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 10m 08s  min/mile
Comments:

I ran the whole course! Walked a few steps when grabbing water from drink stations. Was kind of surprised there weren't that many drink stations. Max was kind enough to let me "re-fuel" from his bottle. We talked the whole way, which helped passing time. Also had music with earphone on one ear so I was runing with Mozart's sonatas for piano and violin in the backgroud. Around mile 5 I got warm and took off the longsleeve shirt.
What would you do differently?:

Bring my own water bottle. I forgot about it this morning. Didn't want to carry my 1 L bottle to run.
Post race
Warm down:

walked a bit and stretched by the curb side. Then get into the school cafeteria to get something to eat. Saw the Hoyts. Took pictures with them and talked to them a bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

First 15k. This is a personal record :)

Event comments:

My longest run distance ever. I'm glad I did it. Was a bit nervous coz I went from doing 5 miles 3 weeks ago to 7.2 miles 3 days ago to a 15k today. That's almost double the distance. I'm glad Max got me into it. Otherwise I wouldn't even thought of doing it.




Last updated: 2006-03-30 12:00 AM
Running
01:34:28 | 9.32 miles | 10m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/184
Performance: Good
Mile splits = 9:24, 9:29, 10:09, 9:43, 10:12, 10:17, 10:18, 10:53, 10:51 last 0.32 mile = 3:10
Course: rolling hills around some residential area in Upton.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-04-01 12:39 PM

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2006-04-01 1:04 PM
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Hey great race...I was there too!    Photo is in your email, though it's a bit fuzzy!

 

2006-04-01 4:28 PM
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Awesome job Denise!!! After a certain point distance running is mental and you can do more than you realize.
2006-04-01 5:30 PM
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Nice job girl! you rock! Sorry I did not think to suggest personal water supply. I am sure Max dose not have cooties I knew you could do it. Just not sure about the choice of music for inspiration
2006-04-01 5:38 PM
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Congrats! Awesome pace too!!
2006-04-01 6:23 PM
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Sounds like this was a changer for your Denise!

Awesome race, super pace...lots of great stuff! You are so going to have an awesome Tri season. I agree running long is more about your mind accepting that you can do it. And you did your longest run prior to this just a couple days ago!

PB in style...you go girl!

1/2 Mary is on your radar screen?



2006-04-02 9:03 AM
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Oh YEAH- WAY to go Denise!!!!!
glad max could "do a max" for ya!!! LOL
keep on keepin on with those goals- YES!!!!
2006-04-02 10:56 AM
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AMAZING DK   so cool.  You rrunning is getting so good!!!  Congrats on a new distance

2006-04-02 11:33 AM
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Congratulations on your race!  It's fun watching all the BT'ers progress and just keep getting better and better.  Thanks for sharing your race with us!

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2006-04-03 7:03 AM
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Yea for a PR!  Nice pace on such a long distance!  And that Max ... gotta luv 'em!  Keep up the good work - the CAD Chicks are gonna be takin some names this May!
2006-04-03 12:15 PM
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Way to go DK!! You didn't know if you could do it and look at that - you finished and were fast too! Forget lugging a water bottle - now that you're running these long distances you need a fuel belt.


2006-04-03 6:00 PM
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15K!! Yay!! Any pictures?
2006-04-03 8:31 PM
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wow wow wow!!! Awesome job on your first 15k race...you are absolutely awesome!

I wouldnt have taken water either if I thought the race was going to be well supported but if I ever get to that length of running I guess now I know!!

Hope youve pulled up ok...awesome effort

Cat

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