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Dallas, Texas
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 21m 56s
Overall Rank = 2874/4031
Age Group = M 25-29
Age Group Rank = 194/236
Pre-race routine:

I tried to stretch as much as possible, though there's only so much you can do when you're going to spend 20+ minutes standing in a crowd waiting for the start.
  • 1h 21m 56s
  • 8 miles
  • 10m 14s  min/mile

There were 30,000 people on this run so it was pretty chaotic(in a good way though, everybody was in a good mood and ready to run). Fortunately most people in the 8 mile run were pretty honest about their pace so I wasn't running up on people(or having people run up on me). I tried really hard to throttle back so I wasn't gassed early, and it seemed to work out well. Aside from the last mile or two, I kept my pace right at a 10-10:15 pace the whole way. Bringing my own water(I have one of the Camelbaks that goes around your waist) was a great idea, it kept me from having to deal with the hordes at each water station. Near the end I made the mistake of thinking I was closer to the end than I actually was so I picked up the pace about a 1/4 mile too soon. By the time I hit the home stretch I was about out of gas and ready to hurl. I made my goals though; I came in under 84 minutes and didn't stop and walk at any point.
What would you do differently?:

Use the restroom right before the race; I had to christen the Reunion Arena parking garage at about 3.5 miles in.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate just about anything handed to me and tried to find my gf.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I suppose training more would have helped, but I'm happy with my performance.

Last updated: 2006-11-17 12:00 AM
01:21:56 | 08 miles | 10m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 194/236
Overall: 2874/4031
Performance: Good
Course: The course was about what I expected, mostly flat with not a lot of wind. The temperature was nice as well, it stayed about 60 the entire time.
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
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-11-26 8:23 AM

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Subject: Turkey Trot

2006-11-26 10:23 PM
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Dallas, TX
Subject: RE: Turkey Trot
Great job sweetie!

2006-11-27 10:37 AM
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Subject: RE: Turkey Trot
KSH - 2006-11-26 10:23 PM

Great job sweetie!

Thanks babe.
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