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Rochester, New York
United States
Seneca Park Zoo
75F / 24C
Total Time = 36m 26s
Overall Rank = 439/510
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 36/42
Pre-race routine:

made our way to registration to pick up #'s & t-shirts. Had water, muffin and banana on the way there.
Event warmup:

1/2 mile walk from parking to reg. area.
  • 36m 26s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 45s  min/mile

Begged Dexter to stay with me today, cuz I just wasn't sure I could make it on my own. Not feeling well since yesterday - red throat with white dots, along with girl troubles. Was hoping to come in under 35. Lots of shade, but I was hot. Last walk break was too long and lots of people passed - ugh. Opened up a little coming down the last hill (way better on my knees than trying to brace myself). Got to a flat part and wanted to stop. There was lots of cheering after 3 mile mark and it seriously helped! So I picked it up a bit, passed by our cheering Will, Dud was behind me and then WHAMO - the sound of tread skidding and boom. I turned to see Dud on his way down with is right shoulder tucked under him and over he went. By the time I turned around and got to him, he was already up and moving forward. Very nice form! He went with it and recovered quickly!
What would you do differently?:

Run more
Post race
Warm down:

kept walking a bit, and then stretched. Had gobs of water, an orange slice, and a blue popsicle (which dripped on my # that is now proudly displayed in the garage).

What limited your ability to perform faster:

mental & physical weakness

Event comments:

Thanks, Dud! I know you could have had a much better time, but I am so thankful you stayed with me! I wouldn't be out there if it weren't for you.
At the beginning of the race, going up the first hill, someone was commenting about how the tigers might be loose and running after us. I thought, 'that's ok, I'll just stay behind and they can have me for breakfast and you guys can go on running.'
Part of the course was 2-way traffic and it was both encouraging and a drag to see the leaders on there way back even before we hit the 1 mile mark.

Last updated: 2006-07-05 12:00 AM
00:36:26 | 03.1 miles | 11m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 36/42
Overall: 439/510
Performance: Below average
Course: Big hill to start - not too bad! mini ups & downs throughout.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-07-16 6:14 PM

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Subject: M & T Bank Jungle Jog

2006-07-16 7:40 PM
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Rochester, NY
Subject: RE: M & T Bank Jungle Jog
Sounds like you had a nice race in tough conditions. It was HOT today!
2006-07-16 8:41 PM
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Subject: RE: M & T Bank Jungle Jog

No problem Yoshi.  What ever you need.   It was fun going through the zoo.  Thanks for stopping for me to fall down. 

Love Ya 

2006-07-16 10:18 PM
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Plymouth MA
Subject: RE: M & T Bank Jungle Jog

This race sounds cool through the fun!   You did an awesome job despite feeling bad at first.    The cheering crowds help a lot, don't you think?

It was nice of dexter to run with you...redeming himself from the last race..

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