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St.Louis, Missouri
United States
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Total Time = 2h 24m 7s
Overall Rank = 1076/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 192/409
Pre-race routine:

THE WORST. The three days before the race, the following non-ideal things occurred: piss poor sleep in hotels, horrible eating even for a couch potato (like, 4 meals in 2 days, so hungry that I was too queasy to eat a whole sandwich on Sat...), my period, driving in cars and sitting on planes for way too long, no yoga despite bringing the damn DVD everywhere, blah blah.I am the Queen of Good Intentions...

Then, Sunday am before the race, we got up and went to breakfast only to discover that the host hotel did NOT have breakfast for us. And it was freezing cold out and Betsy was already turning blue. And I was so nauseated, I felt horrible.
Event warmup:

ha ha ha, I've heard of that. We were on one of the last shuttles to the start line, so we didn't have much time which was good, because I would have been stressing about my poor preparation. We did end up talking to three young women, it was their first organized race, we chatted a bit then did the "how old are you" thing. I almost died on the spot. They were 16! I was sure they were in their 20's. As we walked away we heard one of them say, "That's so cool, they are 35 and they are still doing triathlons!" It was funny
Run
  • 2h 24m 7s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m  min/mile
Comments:

I had fun between miles 3-9. Before that, I was too stiff, and after that the hunger and nausea were catching up with me. Betsy was a great sport, taking all my walk breaks with me and being supportive. She kinda wanted me to run it in at the end, and I only got a little bitchy: "NO! I am taking ALL of my walk breaks!"

The run walk means you kinda play back and forth with people, catching them, then they catch you, etc. There was one woman that looked like a bigger version of Sue, and at the end B said, "Don;t let Big Sue beat you!" But she did, she must have had some left in her bc she picked it up.

AS we rounded the corner to the end, we sprinted in together which was fun and stupid, I never sprint, and I felt a kind of tweak in my right thigh, but, whatev. We finished, and I beat my goal time by some miracle of divine pity, I think.
What would you do differently?:

I always say I will prepare better and I never really do, so what's the point? :) Sleep, however, is a good thing, and I should have been much more careful about eating.
Post race
Warm down:

got medals, water, bread, pretzels, dry clothes, took shuttle back to hotel, tried to eat brakfast but still felt queasy, took a power nap.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

preparation

Event comments:

disappointingly unscenic. We did get to run across a bridge (betsy called it a hill) across the missouri river which was cool. The weather may have made even less attractive, very grey and overcast. I am glad I did this, 13.1 is so much more sane than 26.2






Last updated: 2007-07-18 12:00 AM
Running
02:24:07 | 13.1 miles | 11m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/409
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
I was probably z2 the whole time, lungs and breathing are never the issue at my level, it's alwyas legs. I bet my fastest mile was around 10, which was too fast and I calmed down after that, and my slowest was 13+ due to potty break. Definitely did NOT negatve spllit like usual.
Course: very unattractive, flat unscenic course :( The Lewis and Clark part, The Katy Trail, was just for 26.2ers.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2007-09-17 9:51 AM

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2007-09-17 10:22 AM
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Yay! You did it despite unfavorable conditions! And with the Betsmeister too! Coolio.
2007-09-17 10:39 AM
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Yay Hollis!
2007-09-17 1:18 PM
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Look at that. Minimal prep, and you still kicked my ! Go sister!
2007-09-17 1:21 PM
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Congrats on beating your goal time!! Sounds like a few rough days leading into the race, but you pulled it off!! YEAH!!
2007-09-17 3:49 PM
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Amazing job!  Imagine when you really get to train/rest/warm up like you wanted - you'll be running under 2hr half marys in no time.   I like that Betsy called the bridge a hill - that's us Floridians for you. 


2007-09-17 4:41 PM
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2007-09-17 7:10 PM
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great job Hollis!!! I'm glad you had a good time
2007-09-17 7:39 PM
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I think this is the first time I've read a race report from you. How can that be?  Anway, great job on sticking with it. 
2007-09-17 8:19 PM
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Great job!  Since it wasn't your race prep, I'm going to bet it was your TRAINING and HEART that got you through this one so well. 
2007-09-17 8:49 PM
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Awesome that you pushed through and completed that even knowing you dind't have your nutrition right.  Believe it or not, I was in St. Louis last weekend too at another race on Saturday.  It DID get cold, didn't it?!?

Sharon



2007-09-18 7:56 AM
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Birkierunner - 2007-09-17 7:39 PM I think this is the first time I've read a race report from you. How can that be? Anway, great job on sticking with it.

 

HILARIOUS!

Probably because I never race... 

2007-09-19 1:21 PM
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Awesome job! You set a goal, and not only did you meet it, you demolished it!!

Way to go!

 

2007-09-19 2:30 PM
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Nice work getting through that race under a tough situation!

Did you see Dean Karnazes again this year?  I was there watching some friends finish. It's always cool seeing that guy.

Great work!

~B

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