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Lithia, Florida
United States
Tampa Races
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 37m
Overall Rank = 6/300
Age Group = Masters
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

enter/potty/toe the starting line
Event warmup:

  • 1h 37m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 24s  min/mile

I ran strong and confident. It has been a long time since I have felt as such in a race. I was first masters until around mile 12 but I let a guy pass. I didn't realize he would end up being the Masters overall winner. Oh well, I'm really pleased with my effort and result. I never thought I would run competitively in a race again.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I am enjoying the journey and my return a it unfolds.
Post race
Warm down:

Changed clothes and waited for my girl - Mimi - who took 20 minutes off her previous best on this course.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I still am trying to lose weight. Hopefully the belly will slim soon.

Event comments:

Dick Dime's comeback from a smashed to bits brain continues!

Last updated: 2014-01-02 12:00 AM
01:37:00 | 13.1 miles | 07m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 6/300
Performance: Good
146 Avg HR
Course: Trail/singletrack/obsticles
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2014-01-26 3:34 PM

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Conifer, Colorado
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Langley, BC, 'Wet Coast' Canada
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Very inspiring...... I have read of the challenges you have been overcoming. Congratulations!
2014-02-08 2:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Florida Challenge Trail Run - Half Marathon did a race report. Proud of you Great race.
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I can train for half marathons on pavement and on trails, but as soon as I change it up to gravel or loose dirt my knee swells and the pain it causes is unreal. Any ideas why this happens?
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My question is am I playing with fire entering the half marathon this close to my primary goal for this season which is the HIM?
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I just ran the Boston Marathon under nine minute miles, can I run eight minute miles for my half Ironman training runs? Or should I go slower?
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I just started doing tris this summer and I have two under my belt, both sprints. Is it reasonable to build up for a Oly in early ‘09, with a HIM in Oct of ‘09
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I thought of all the times I didn’t attempt something I wanted to do because I was too afraid of trying something new or of failing completely.
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At one of my last swim sessions the week of my first Ironman, one of my training partners told me how she was envious..."your first Ironman is fun, you have no pressure and no expectations!"