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Wethersfield, Connecticut
United States
Hartford Marathon Foundation
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 00m 9s
Overall Rank = 251/425
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 15/31
Pre-race routine:

The usual - try to eat 2 hours before start time. No bananas in the house :( So just toast and peanut butter. For the last two days I've been feeling a little acidy - probably going to start a round of prilosec tonight and I'm due for a physical anyway.
Event warmup:

None really to speak of. I stretched before we left the house, stretched a little when we got there.
  • 1h 00m 9s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

I had a pretty good run - it was a PR for me. Tried to keep my speeds in check (I have a tendency to go out too fast). I made a decision a while ago that if I ever saw a camera, no matter what event, no matter how BAD I felt at the time, I would smile and maybe wave. As a result - I've got some great pics :)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really - I wanted to get in under an hour. Missed it by 9 seconds! LOL
Post race
Warm down:

I always feel crappy when I cross the finish line but walking for a few minutes helped. Then we always go out to breakfast after. Right after we finished eating my stomach HURT. I excused myself to the ladies room.........then I felt better after but as we were leaving I got really light headed and had to sit down for a few minutes - head between the knees and all. Then I was ok and we went to the grocery store. I just feel wiped out now.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Another good HMF event.

Last updated: 2013-08-23 12:00 AM
01:00:09 | 06.2 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/31
Overall: 110/425
Performance: Good
1 9:40.4 1.00 9:40 2 9:37.0 1.00 9:37 3 9:32.7 1.00 9:33 4 9:30.5 1.00 9:30 5 9:42.5 1.00 9:42 6 9:53.9 1.00 9:54 7 2:12.7 0.24 9:09
Course: FLAT!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-08-25 12:48 PM

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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2013-08-25 5:30 PM
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Caerphilly, Wales, uk.
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Very good going, shame you missed your target time, but at least you were MOP for your AG, better than BOP. As for the light headed-ness, may be a good idea to get your bloods checked. If the run was for longer, I'd put it down to possible glycogen depletion, but I seriously doubt it would be that n this case, especially if you had brekkie.

Have you checked iron level? Just because.....woman of a certain age....extra exercise......iron deficiencies .....hope I haven't offended.

Edited by Richardsdrr 2013-08-25 5:34 PM
2013-08-25 5:43 PM
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Congratulations on your PR!!!!!  A great race and great race pics - definitely a win-win
2013-08-25 5:55 PM
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over the rainbow
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Yes, smile and wave at cameras....Be a total ham because you will find some awesome race pictures that way! 
2013-08-25 6:42 PM
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Austin, Texas
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Congrats (and on the great pics, too - always worth hammin' it up)!


2013-08-26 6:21 AM
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Englewood, Florida
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Looks like you pushed pretty hard, given a PR and a completely wiped out feeling. Keep on keeping on.

2013-08-26 9:07 AM
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Melon Presser
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Damn speedee, Randee Manatee was a little worried about the rehab your legs have gone through, but you did awesome and all the right recovery things, too.

2013-08-26 11:56 AM
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PR, yeeeeeaaaaaah, girl!!!  Way to go!  Nice race, hopefully your tummy doesn't bother you so much next time.
2013-08-26 12:24 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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A PR and good pix. Sounds like a WIN to me!
2013-08-26 12:59 PM
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Great job! PR w00t w00t!
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