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boston, Massachusetts
United States
boston firefighters
64F / 18C
Total Time = 47m 22s
Overall Rank = 115/646
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 32/118
Pre-race routine:

good nights sleep, cereal and cran juice b-fast. hours drive to beantown. get registered up and meet up with isis.
Event warmup:

short warm up jog, some light stretching.
  • 47m 22s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

Not entirely sure if I would feel the 'love' in the legs to push this race. After the first hundred yards or so felt able to get 'in the zone' so opened up to see what I could do and for how long. Mile 1 and 2 were around 7:06 per mile. After mile 2, I developed the dreaded side stitch so worked with that for a bit on a little slower pace. Hit mile 3 just under 22 min and 5k probabaly under my PR of 22:30.
After 5k I walked a bit to work out the stitch then ran but at a little slower pace thru till mile 5. Around mile 5 Isis came up behind me and gave me hell for slowing down!! Coached me into a faster pace for the last mile or so. Glad she did because I would not have PR'd.

What would you do differently?:

nothing. I know I should be thinking about negative splitting and pacing thru the race but I am trying to run faster longer right from the start so thats what drives me now.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some beer with the beer goddess. One of the best features of this race is the FREE beer after the race!! lol..they ran out of 8 kegs in s hort bit of time!!!

Aslo got a massage after the race. Felt really, really good.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

side stitch.

Event comments:

This yearly event is organized, lots of fun with a beautiful flat course. Cool to be in the company of other firefighters who are into running.

Last updated: 2006-10-15 12:00 AM
00:47:22 | 06.2 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 32/118
Overall: 115/646
Performance: Good
Course: flat out and back course thru Dorchester section of Boston. From Florian hall out to UMASS Boston and Kennedy Museum. Wonderful cloudless sky , light chill in air. Fireboat Spraying Streams at one point
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2006-10-15 6:57 PM

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wrightsville beach, North Carolina
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2006-10-15 7:49 PM
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Nice race, great pace.  Beer afterward was even better. 

We were thinking of you at the Baystate mary. 

2006-10-15 9:04 PM
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Plymouth MA
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Congratulations on a great race and PR. What a perfect day!

I'm almost glad I couldn't make it because I wouldn't have been able to drink the beer, since I had to work 3-11 today. 


2006-10-15 10:06 PM
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You are SO on a roll- ..7min miles in your immediate future for sure..Nice pacing... however The beer goddess does NOT prefer to barf, it ruins the free beer experience.....Beautiful course & fun event..Great job out there today-& Congrats on PR.!!
2006-10-16 5:29 AM
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nice race Glen.  Gonna add this one to my 'wish list' for next year.

you are one speedy FF! 

2006-10-16 6:00 AM
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I think barfing would actually be worth it, in this instance, KNOWS they've pushed and exceeded their limit (how else can you find it?), but

BARFING CLEARS THE "CANVAS" for a pure beer sipping experience. LOL LOL

Congrats on your PR, good on Isis for pushing your a$$ to go faster!

2006-10-16 8:31 AM
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Williamston, Michigan
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WOW unbelievably fast...crazy fast.....great job
2006-10-17 6:33 AM
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acton, Ma
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yikes that was fast   Sunday was a perfect day for running!  Nice job
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