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Kiwanis Mease Midnight Run - Run10k


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Dunedin, Florida
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 48m 4s
Overall Rank = 98/400+
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/
Pre-race routine:

None other than meeting up with the BTers...Betsy, Jessica, Adam, and Betsy's friend Ashley. It was her first race.
Event warmup:

Did the one mile as a warmup, while Jess did her drills and 10 minutes of practice.
Run
  • 48m 4s
  • 6.24 miles
  • 07m 42s  min/mile
Comments:

This was the best race I've had at this event so far. The first two years I did this one, I didn't have a good race. The first year was my first 10K so I wasn't experienced. Last year it was hot, and there was red tide. This year I felt great! My first mile was 6:58...a bit too fast for this distance. But I kept the rest of the race at about 7:40 or so. Ashley (Betsy's friend, who did her first race tonight) blew by me at about mile three and wound up coming in 60th. Won her age group too! Last two miles wound up being about 8 flat. Still was able to keep the average under 8 minutes. Right about mile 4 I realized that I still had energy though, it was great not feeling like I had to push myself to finish. I was really happy about that. I used no music. I've been getting used to racing without it because of USAT rules, so I've stopped using it in the running races too. I concentrate more on my breathing.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at all.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little bit. Noticed that I wasn't feeling as tired as I should. I think I could have gone a little faster. I waited for Jessica, Betsy and Adam to come in. Before Adam finished, they started doing awards so I went and got that. By the time that was all done, Adam had finished and we all went to see him at the finish line. Then it was time for Ashley to get her award, we went to do that, took some pics and then we all parted and went home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My mind. I thought I was more tired than I was. I probably could have come in a good 30 seconds faster, but was afraid I'd use it up and die in the last mile. I know I can run a better 10K than that. NEXT TIME!!

Event comments:

A good race, fun and always organized, but they never give out a race packet. Hmmmph. Hardware was nice though. A wooden plaque with a nice brass overlay. I'm happy I still have some hardware ability in me this year, I've been feeling like I'm past my peak lately. This was a good confidence booster!




Last updated: 2006-05-11 12:00 AM
Running
00:48:04 | 06.24 miles | 07m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/
Overall: 98/400+
Performance: Good
Jessica's Garmin recorded 6.24 miles.
Course: 3.1 miles out to Honeymood Island. Two bridges and one additional small incline. Then on the way back, the same two bridges and small incline.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-07-04 10:27 AM

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2006-07-04 11:31 AM
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Subject: RE: Kiwanis Mease Midnight Run
Awesome Race Reoprt, sorry I missed you....Great time, wow what a fast 1st mile... Well keep up the hard training, hoping to run with you soon ... God's Speed!
2006-07-04 2:01 PM
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Dude, you didn't even mention me in your RR! Hello!!! You waited for Betsy and Adam to finish but not ME? WAH!!!!!

Just kidding, baby. Happy 4th of July!! Great race as usual....congrats on the hardware.

2006-07-04 3:26 PM
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yay for no tunes! 

nice race.  But...  I was drunk by the time ya'll started the race.  And in bed sleeping.  Maybe next year.....

2006-07-04 7:11 PM
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Another great race Jeff!! I felt the same about leftover energy. I'll be sure to do better next time too.

2006-07-04 7:38 PM
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Super fast as always !!!  Glad you had fun


2006-07-05 7:04 AM
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great race Jeff...I hope I can be as fast as you when I grow up....hope you had a great 4th just being lazy
2006-07-05 7:53 AM
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Congrats on the hardware.

While I was reading your RR I was thinking "I thought Jess was supposed to do this race. Did she not show up? She said in her logs she did...did she not hang out with Jeff? Is Jeffy mad at her?"

Now I know you just forgot about her.

2006-07-05 9:08 AM
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I'm such an idiot.  UGH.  I hate being stupid.  I changed it to include MAH GIRRRRRL!! Sorry baby, just an oversight, I'm such an dullard some days. 
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