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Mercedes Benz Corporate Run - Run5k

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Miami, Florida
United States
Footworks Miami
Total Time = 45m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate 3/4 of a tuna-fish sandwich, drank water, trail-mix; wasn't too nervous or anything. Began to get a little excited as my co-workers and I made our way from our building to the firm's hospitality tent. On the way I ran into an attorney I used to work with but who just left the firm. He was the only person I could talk to at the firm who was also a triathlete. He seemed genuinely happy to see me. What a sweetheart.
Event warmup:

I warmed up by running the length of the corral areas. Listened to Buble and was getting super-psyched. It was super humid though... from my 10 minute warmup my legs were sweating.
  • 45m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 14m 28s  min/mile

This was the first time I ran this 5K and it was interesting getting through the corral start, which took about 10 minutes to cross the Start line. Apparently some people registered as runners just so they could get in the runner's corral, which totally stinks. One of the legal secretaries ran that first mile with me and we were dodging people left and right. After the first mile I realized I wasn't going to be able to keep up with her faster pace so I was glad when one of the other co-workers sprinted by me and I yelled to Sandy to stay with her. This way I was able to keep my pace and finish. It was a slow and steady pace, but it was MY pace. I love MY pace. It feels good. The music helps too. Running through downtown Miami is pretty cool. I had absolutely no doubt I was going to finish and finish strong. Yay me!
What would you do differently?:

Drink more water.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank water, sat down and ate something. Also drank half a gatorade.

Event comments:

I love this event. I get to spend some time w/ my co-workers, some of whom were nice enough to congratulate me on the weight loss and for running the course. It feels really good to be reaping the rewards of my hard work. I took some pictures which I will post as soon as I can. I look so different in the pictures. I can't believe my life. It just felt really good to be out there doing my thing and not giving a crap what anyone thought and listening to my music... I can't help but think of the ones who are no longer alive... and how easily I could've been one of them. I'm so grateful.

Last updated: 2007-05-03 12:00 AM
00:45:00 | 03.11 miles | 14m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: The course is pretty flat except for a couple of bridges that cross the Miami River.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
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

2007-05-03 9:00 PM

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Miami, FL
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2007-05-03 9:07 PM
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South Florida
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woot woot!  the rewards are just begining chica!!!  you rock.   I love reading about your races.
2007-05-03 9:13 PM
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Congratulations on a great race!
2007-05-03 9:30 PM
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Great to run your pace. 

2007-05-04 11:37 AM
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Denver, CO
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Great race, Cari! Good pace, good music, good people - you just can't beat that! I'm glad you had fun
2007-05-04 2:03 PM
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Nice job in keeping YOUR pace.  It is important. 

2007-05-04 6:34 PM
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Estero, FL
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Great job....The starting pace is AWLAYS anissue with me as well.  I come out of the gates with rockets on my heels and then I am cooked by the 2nd mile.  When I start at my pace, I can finish properly. 

 You ARE getting faster - way to go!

2007-05-04 9:08 PM
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Congratulations on a great race!!! Awesome.
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