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Iron Girl Boston - 5K - Run

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Quincy, Massachusetts
United States
Total Time = 40m 15s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 80/93
Pre-race routine:

night before, major anxiety related chest pain. husband helped me relax by asking me what the worst thing was that could happen - we settled on my pants falling down and tripping me just short of the finish line, exposing my naked butt to all and sundry. that absurdity helped me realize that I was taking this all too seriously.

slept OK, got up very early and drove to quincy. ate a bagel. met some other BT'ers and tried not to be nervous.
Event warmup:

stood on line for the portapotties. 1400 women = long bathroom lines
  • 40m 15s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 12m 59s  min/mile

ran the whole thing, which was my goal for the day. a little slower than I expected, but considering my previous long continuous run was 20 minutes, I suppose I can't complain.
What would you do differently?:

push a little harder on the third mile
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, had some food (they put out a big breakfast spread). won a visor in the raffle. found out that from the massage/PT people that my hip pain has to do with a problem in my lower back, so now I can get that looked into and hopefully clear it up.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the fact that I've been running for only six weeks. so I'm happy with what I did today. next time will be better.

Event comments:

very well run race!

Last updated: 2006-06-12 12:00 AM
00:40:15 | 03.1 miles | 12m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/93
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
time is watch time - chip time included long wait to cross start line.
Course: flat loop
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2006-07-09 11:41 AM

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Worcester, MA
Subject: Iron Girl Boston - 5K

2006-07-09 11:46 AM
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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: Iron Girl Boston - 5K
Congratulations   Great way to get over the pre race nerves!!!
2006-07-09 8:45 PM
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Congrats on a great race!!

Who hooo you ran the whole way and that was your goal...but you weren't sure you could do it!! That is a huge thing to accomplish so quickly after you started running...great job!

I can't wait to watch your progress and read your first Tri RR when you do Danskin. It was great to meet you and your times for you guys to train together!

 I saw you finish but didn't see you race!

2006-07-10 1:17 AM
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Plymouth MA
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You did a great job reason to be nervous.  You'll be fine at danskin!
2006-07-10 3:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Iron Girl Boston - 5K

Great job yesterday!  I'm sorry we didn't get to meet before or after the race.  Next time for sure 


2006-07-10 6:03 AM
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Subject: RE: Iron Girl Boston - 5K
Well Done, reaching your no-walk goal is great. I have anxiety dreams all the time, even before workouts! One time I dreamed I brought golf shoes instead of running shoes to a race and I had to run in them.  Then the race director said since I was wearing golf shoes, I could only run on the grass so as not to ruin the pavment.  ???  Yeah, this sport can make you a little psycho, but in a good way

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