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Nahant 30K Road race - Run30k

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Nahant, Massachusetts
United States
74F / 23C
Total Time = 4h 01m 24s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had Mike and Donna drop me off in Nahant before they went for their bike ride. I was pretty early and just hung out talking with another woman in the parking lot.
Event warmup:

Ran to this woman's car to store my goody bag and jacket.
  • 4h 01m 24s
  • 18.6 miles
  • 12m 59s  min/mile

Sh*t. I am such a dumbasss. While hanging out with this woman, whose name I cannot remember for the life of me, I found out it was her first marathon and the first time she had run over 15 miles. My advice to her? Stay within yourself and run your own race.

So what do I do? Go out and run her race as well. What a DUMBASSS! We were having a great time, chatting and trucking right along. I was planning on a 10/1 run walk combo and it never happened. Was feeling pretty good so I didn't bother to stop. And of course I didn't want to lose my new running partner. At mile 9 she needs to step it up a bit and I need to take it down a notch, seriously, so we part ways. It was the beginning of the end for me. I went from 11:30 minutes to 13 plus.

So much for running my own race. Once back to the starting area, we had 3 miles left in the opposite direction. Most of it was on concrete and that totally sucked. My feet were in so much pain and I couldn't wait to take my shoes off. I desperately need new shoes. Course was much more hilly than I expected it to be.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

limp, crawl, cry. Ok, not really, but it's what I felt like doing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My own stupidity.

Event comments:

An "early bird" start was offered to runners who thought they would do over 11 minute miles. It appears that our results are not included in the results found on Just as well.

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Last updated: 2006-09-01 12:00 AM
04:01:24 | 18.6 miles | 12m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: A loop thru Nahant, then into Lynn and back.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-09-16 5:50 PM

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Subject: Nahant 30K Road race

2006-09-16 5:57 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Way to stick it out Ellen.  I havebeen guilty of the not running my own race thing...more like taking care of everyone but me pre-race mistake.  You made it tho and a job well done!! Congrats
2006-09-16 11:58 PM
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Plymouth MA
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My feet hurt just reading this!

Oh well, I probably would have done the same thing and chatted..ignoring my own plan. At least you got in a great training run!

 Too bad they wouldn't at least give you a time for all your trouble....

2006-09-17 7:20 AM
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No results for the early wave?? What, 11 min/mi isn't good enough for posting?? Jeez.

I know you are tired of hearing "Way to go for sticking it out! rah rah rah"....but you will have no trouble getting back into the marathon game again with Green Mountain!

2006-09-19 8:51 PM
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You did it. Nuff the hell out of 99 % of those who on to the Marathon. (hug)
2006-09-19 8:55 PM
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Wow Ellen! You are like the energizer bunny : ) . You just keep going and going. Get some new shoes before that marathon!!

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