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Marine Corps Marathon 10K - Run10k


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Arlington, Washington, D.C.
United States
40F / 4C
Sunny
Total Time = 58m 59s
Overall Rank = 868/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 69/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up and had a cup off coffee with a bagel and cream cheese, then grabbed a Mountain Dew and a Gatorade and headed out the door with Cindy (Bodycheck). Drove down to the Metro for the ride over to the Pentagon, then walked to the bag drop off. Got ready with the change out of the warm clothes and did a couple of trips to the porta-potties. Didn't see the other BTers so we just hung out in a spot until it was time to go to the start of the marathon. Dropped Cindy off at the marathon start and then just walked around a bit to keep warm and to watch the excitement of the marathon start. Finally was able to see Aaron (the flag) and the rest of Team Chippy. Jumped in line with them and chatted a bit with them and gave them a few well wishes as Trixie and Fitphd played with my butt. Who am I to say no???

Got back out of the masses of marathon runners and then watched the start. Immediately after the start of the marathon, it was time for us wimpy 10K'ers to go off on our little run.
Event warmup:

None.
Run
  • 58m 59s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 30s  min/mile
Comments:

Just wanted to take it easy for the first 3.1 and see how I felt from there. If I felt good, I wanted to then test the body under racing conditions and try to get a LT to work with for my upcoming training. Didn't really know what to expect with this being my longest run post-hospital, even with the good 5K run last weekend.

Felt great the entire run and pushed the effort on the back half. Average pace went from 9:35 to 9:08.

The overall goal was to do the run under 1 hour.....done!!!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I could have pushed the effort a bit more, but I didn't want to overdo it and I knew I still had a long day of jockstrapping ahead of me.
Post race
Warm down:

Finished the run, got my medal and some much needed refreshments and even had to be first to get a beer off the kegs that were being set up for the marathoners. Then went to bag pickup to get my gear and waited about 45 minutes for them to find my bag...what a fiasco. From there it was off to find Chippy's sugar cookies that she wanted from Subway. After the long wait for the bag pickup, I knew I was against the clock in finding the cookies and getting back to the 21 mile marker. How right I was...ran around the Roslyn area looking for a Subway...nope. Quizno on every corner but no Subway. Decided to run back the 3-4 miles to Crystal City to find a Subway there...nope! Shit..running out of time. Finally was just running up and down the different roads trying to locate a Subway...passed a fine looking lady coming out of a condo building...back tracked and asked her....so it was an excuse to talk to her, so what. She stated that the only one was a couple more blocks away back at the Pentagon Center/Fashion Mall. Dammit, no time to talk to the hot lady...gotta get Chippy her cookies. Off I went, finally locating said mall and run inside and get the cookies. Also had a phonecall request from Wendy for a Diet Coke...but all the mall vendors had was foutain drinks...that's not going to work. Dammit..the needy marathoners are making my day a bit more difficult than expected. Run back to the 21 mile marker stopping on the way at different building in search of a vending machine...all were either broken or didn't have one or the snobby front desk help wouldn't let me in the building...finally raided the Double Tree Hotel for a couple of sodas...gift shop closed, but found a vending machine on the 6th floor. Grabbed the cokes the was back out on the course and set up my aid stop about 15 minutes before the runners came through....but I made it. Saw Team Chippy, then Renee, then Cindy, then repeated the same on the return of the out and back which put them just short of mile 24. Saw them all off again then grabbed my gear and ran back in with Cindy.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Are we talking about my race or the Chippy cookie search????

Event comments:

great race, great race weekend...and I will be back next year for the full marathon!!!




Last updated: 2006-10-24 12:00 AM
Running
00:58:59 | 06.21 miles | 09m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 69/
Overall: 868/
Performance: Good
184 AHR / 194 Max the HR data was only for the second half of the run...wanted to see where my LT is now.
Course: Pretty flat course around from Arlington Cemetary to around the Pentagon to Crystal City, back to the Pentago, and back to Arlington Cemetary and the Iwo Jima Memmorial.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2006-10-30 3:38 PM

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2006-10-30 4:08 PM
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Great job!!  I'd say you've definitely come back from that little setback earlier this year.

Thanks again for the killer jockstrapping! 

2006-10-30 4:16 PM
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Great race and even better jockstrapping!  You rock!
2006-10-30 4:34 PM
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2006-10-30 5:04 PM
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Master
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My hero Thank you!
2006-10-30 5:08 PM
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Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K
As always, the consumate gentleman, racer, and triathlete.  Good comback race for you, and especially good to catch up with you again.  Good times, good times. 


2006-10-30 5:34 PM
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Wow.  And I thought the cookies were good BEFORE.  I didn't know there was a whole adventure to them. 

Thanks for the awesome strapping job, especially after your own little race. 

2006-10-30 6:02 PM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K

I love you man!! That diet coke was the best EVER!!  You are awesome Lane!!

Oh, and congrats on your race too!!   This IS your RR afterall!!

2006-10-30 6:08 PM
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Champion
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Nice race...and cookie hunt
2006-10-30 8:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K

Great race Lane, and glad I got to see you again.  Get back your full marathon strength, and next time we'll both hit the "cookie stop" together!

 

2006-10-30 8:20 PM
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Elite
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Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K
LOL, great race report. I should have been there to help with the cookies. Sorry.


2006-10-31 11:18 AM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K
Thanks for the words!  I will definitely be doing the full mary next year in DC.  Who else is in....and I already know a good place to get cookies! 
2006-10-31 1:06 PM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K
Woo hoo!  Way to come back from that thing you scared us all with this year Lane!  Although, I think your performance as the Team Chippy jockstrap was completely AWESOME!!!  You rock dude!  It was good to see ya this weekend!
2006-11-01 1:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K
Great race and great job jockstrapping!!
2006-11-01 3:58 PM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K
I must say that not only does your race kick some as$, but you've also set the bar a whole hel l of alot higher as far as jockstrapping goes.   Congrats Lane!!!
2006-11-01 5:22 PM
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Great 10k and way to pull through as a jockstrap.

Last year there was a Subway Cookie aid station after the 14th street bridge...not this year then?



2006-11-01 6:03 PM
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Master
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Nope, that is why Chippy wanted the cookies.....damn sport beans aren't good enough for our Chippy!!!   It was her day....what she wanted, she got!
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