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Brighton, Michigan
United States
Runnin' Gear
70F / 21C
Total Time = 25m 35s
Overall Rank = 66/
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/16
Pre-race routine:

Woke up super early, through on red/white/blue running gear and took off for Brighton. Checked in, got our t-shirts, drove out to the HS to park, then shuttled back to the start area.

Event warmup:

Walked, ran around the cute downtown and mill pond area. Stared at the ducks. Got poured on waiting for the 1/2 marathon to start.
  • 25m 35s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 14s  min/mile

My strategy was: run. That's pretty much what I did. I was passing people for the entire race, which felt nice. I also picked off every person I'd set off too...usually way before I was ready to stop following them. For not "racing", I'm surprised I'm only 20 seconds off my PR! I may have to find a new PR!
What would you do differently?:

nothing... this was a fun run!
Post race
Warm down:

Waited for Tom to come in, ate cookies, pet dogs.

Hours later I finally checked the results and discovered I won my age group!! I'm so dissappointed that I didn't stick around for the awards I could just kick myself!!

Event comments:

For a first year race, I thought these folks did a great job. The course was actually really hilly but the finish was downhill and didn't play mind games, so you could absolutly race it if you wanted to. Pretty with lots of trees!

Last updated: 2007-07-01 12:00 AM
00:25:35 | 03.11 miles | 08m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Looped around Brighton. 2/3rds paved roads, 1/3 dirt road. Fairly hilly, especially in the first half, last mile was mostly rolling but then downhill to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-07-04 11:26 AM

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Farmington, MI
Subject: Hungry Duck Run 5k

2007-07-04 4:47 PM
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Glad your strategy to run worked well...and you were picking folks off. I'd love to get to a place in running when I can do that.

Hope you can get your Hardware! 

2007-07-04 7:55 PM
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, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Hungry Duck Run 5k
I'm so exctied to actually know someone that is a 1st place age group finisher.  Congratulations.  Bummer that you weren't there to pick up the award but the important part is that you rocked that race.
2007-07-05 8:24 PM
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Wellington, North Island
Subject: RE: Hungry Duck Run 5k
Congrats on a great race. Especially for not really racing!
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