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Boca Raton, Florida
United States
Boca Raton Road Runners
65F / 18C
Total Time = 23m 50s
Overall Rank = 2/74
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Made the coffee, stretched at home, drove to the race site with Bob, who was doing the 10K version of the race.
Event warmup:

Jogged around, more stretching, more potty stops, a few sprints, and voila! I'm ready to rock 'n roll!
  • 23m 50s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

Have had Achilles tendon problems since doing the Miami 1/2 mary a few weeks ago untrained. Have been trying to work on it and strengthen it, but not really running.

Felt out of shape, but the tendon didn't really even bother me until about 1/2 mile before the end, where I was also beginning to feel my left quad tighten up. I was going to back off in that last 1/2 mile but I mentioned to someone yesterday that I was probably going to be somewhere in the 23-minute range. When I got to the 3-mile mark, I was 23:08 and I thought, if I push it, I can break 24 minutes. So I really pushed it and passed two women and sprinted beyond them right before the finish. When the volunteer took my race number stub at the end of the race, I was shocked when he told me I was 2nd overall!
What would you do differently?:

Not have an injury.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of light jogging and walking and more stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training.

Event comments:

Had a really good time. I don't do many races that are just running, so it's different. Saw some friends there, Bob did a really good time for his 10K. Then it was time to get back to reality and go home to get the kids ready for their hockey games!

Last updated: 2007-02-10 12:00 AM
00:23:50 | 03.1 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 2/74
Performance: Good
Course: Starting on A1A at Spanish River Park, out-and-back route along the road, ending in the 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
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-02-10 3:03 PM

, Alabama
Subject: Smart Choices 5K

2007-02-10 3:08 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: Make the Right Choice 5K
Crazy fast as always Sharon!!! Congratulations
2007-02-11 11:54 AM
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St Petersburg, Florida
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HOLY COW!!! i'm a measly 10'ish runner!! My goodness!!

Congrats on the run!   Cool

2007-02-12 7:34 AM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Smart Choices 5K
You rock!
2007-02-12 10:44 AM
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Miami, FL
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Holy crap Sharon... you're fast like the wind!  Nice job woman!  Hope your injury heals fast too!  :-)
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