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Fairfax, Virginia
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 29m 4s
Overall Rank = 167/571-F
Age Group = F 25-29
Age Group Rank = 29/112
Pre-race routine:

Woke up about 6am (9am start time) and hung out in bed for awhile, just watching tv. Out of bed and stretching at 7. Toast with almond butter and milk about 7:30. Walked the dogs, crated them up and headed out to the race site.
Event warmup:

Kept my jacket on while I ran about .66 miles to loosen up. Stretched out my legs, then went to find a bathroom. Waited in line for about 20 minutes, was no closer to the front of the line, and gave up. I decided that perhaps having to pee would make me go faster.
  • 29m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 21s  min/mile

My plan with this race was to get a PR, with an outside shot of beating 30 minutes. Guess I did both! Felt comfortable during the first mile. I was getting passed a lot, but I just kept an eye on my watch and stuck to my pace. On the way to the second mile I started to pass a few people, and I was actually starting to wonder if I could keep the pace up. But once I was at 2.5 I knew if I could get up the last hill I'd be good. It was tough, but I put on a nice push for the last .1 and brought it home in under 30. So happy!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was a fun race, and I'm really happy with how I did.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around trying to find my husband. He wasn't expecting me to finish when I did, so he was lost on some corner, waiting for me to appear. Walked to the car, had some chocolate milk and took a shower at home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still inexperienced at pacing myself. I probably could have gone harder, I just wasn't sure how hard I could go without blowing up.

Event comments:

This is a nice race, and lots of fun.

Last updated: 2007-10-06 12:00 AM
00:29:04 | 03.11 miles | 09m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/112
Overall: 167/571-F
Performance: Good
mile 1 - 9:27 2 - 9:19 3 - 8:55 .1 - 7:38
Course: Circle through mostly commercial, some residential in Fairfax corner. Gently rolling.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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

2007-10-28 12:20 PM

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Falls Church, Virginia
Subject: Goblin Gallop

2007-10-28 2:29 PM
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PR, way to go!!
2007-10-30 9:34 AM
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Incline Village, NV
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Awesome job on your PR!  All of that running this month is really paying off for you!
2007-11-01 2:14 PM
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Renton, Washington
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Congratulations on breaking your PR!
2007-11-02 9:32 PM
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Cheesehead, WI
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Awesome race! Wow! Your training is great. I should take some hints from you.


2007-11-03 3:19 PM
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Long Island, NY
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Congrats on PR and sub-30.  You might be evicted from the Slow Buggers running club!! Awesome!

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