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BCBS Turkey Trot 5K/10K - Run5k


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Miami, Florida
United States
Miami Dade Parks
51F / 11C
Sunny
Total Time = 51m 24s
Overall Rank = 653/693
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 30/35
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6:00am, showered, ate a banana. Walked Gigi before I left for the park. I got there at about 7:15, with just enough time to park, pick up my timing chip, drink some gatorade, and make my way to the start. They ended up starting the race after the 10K started, about 10 minutes later.
Event warmup:

Warmed up by walking from my car to the start, and then jogging in place, and stretching.
Run
  • 51m 24s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 16m 32s  min/mile
Comments:

This was a good race for me. I started off by slowly jogging and walking intermittently. About a mile into it, I was jogging more than I was walking. I felt good, my knees didn't bother me at all, and I just felt like I could jog some more. I felt so good by the end of mile 2, that I decided to try and jog the remaining mile. And but for two instances where I walked for about 4 steps, I said to myself, "no... keep jogging!" - and I did. I was able to jog for the last 1.1 mile! Yeah! I felt good, and not too winded. It was hard... but not painful! I felt strong when I finished!
What would you do differently?:

This was my first event after my surgery last month. I don't think I could've done anything differently.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, drank some gatorade, and ate a couple of fig newtons. I stretched a little bit... should've stretched a bit longer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I can only go up from here.

Event comments:

This was a nice race to get back on the horse with. I did better than I ever dreamed. It felt really, really good to not finish DFL, and it felt really good to actually pass people... albeit people who were walking, but I didn't care. While on my last mile, I said "Happy Thanksgiving" to a lady who was walking at a steady pace. She reminded me of me, and she happily returned the greeting. After the race was over, I ran into her again as I was walking to my car. She said that this was her first event, and that my greeting gave her a "second wind" and was happy that I had said it. Wasn't that nice of her? This was one Thanksgiving I have a lot to be grateful for. On to the next race!




Last updated: 2006-11-11 12:00 AM
Running
00:51:24 | 03.11 miles | 16m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 30/35
Overall: 653/693
Performance: Good
Course: Flat, nice park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2006-11-23 3:19 PM

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2006-11-24 2:00 PM
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Great job! Glad to hear you felt strong as this was the first race after your surgery. Keep it up, looks like you just keep losing and losing weight.
2006-11-25 6:08 AM
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Great job Cari!  I am really happy for you!  It is amazing that you were able to do your first (post-surgery) race so soon!! 
2006-11-25 11:21 AM
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2006-11-25 12:36 PM
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Great job!  Way to keep jogging, and for finishing strong!
2006-11-25 1:36 PM
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Good job! 


2006-11-29 8:24 AM
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great job Cari.  keep up the good work!
2006-11-30 6:55 PM
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Great Job and congrats on your first post surgery race!!
2006-12-01 9:48 PM
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Awesome job Cari!  The best race is always the one where you feel like you couldn't have done any better and you feel GREAT!

Way to go!

Sharon

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