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Dallas, Texas
United States
39F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 20m
Overall Rank = 2880/4152
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 276/332
Pre-race routine:

The usual. Stay up all night with my brother. Watched TRANSFORMERS around 4:00 a.m. :-) Headed out about 7:15 to get a good parking spot.
Event warmup:

Got timing chip and hung out in my car in the parking garage until race time.
  • 1h 20m 30s
  • 8 miles
  • 10m 04s  min/mile

First time running this distance in "race" conditions. Heard horror stories of the start being congested. Crossed Start Line about 4 mins after the lead pack. (Figured I'd give them a head start). A bit slow first 2 miles but eventually found a groove. I slowed (i.e. walked) at the 4 mile aide station to take in some water. At mile 6 aide station, I took some more water, but did my best to "run/drink" (successfully consuming about 1/2 of the 1/2 cup of water).
My "goal" was to avg. 9:45/min mile and I believe without the congested start, I would have made that. It was fun to see so many people out there. HR stayed in check most of the day. Climbed a bit on the "hills" around mile 7, but that was expected. Nothing too severe to where I was over doing it.
What would you do differently?:

Sleep the night before?
Apply more Body Glide in the appropriate places! Although I didn't have serious issues, a longer run with warmer weather would have been a bit uncomfortable to my inner thighs!
Find some of the BT'ers to chat with.
Post race
Warm down:

Smoothie (a bit chalky, if you ask me), a banana and some water.
Took a couple finisher photo's with my bro.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Better music selection in my IPOD? :-)

Event comments:

Overall, it was a nice race for me.

Last updated: 2007-11-22 12:00 AM
01:20:30 | 08 miles | 10m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 276/332
Overall: 2880/4152
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2007-11-22 9:14 PM

The Colony, Texas, USA, Earth
Subject: Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

2007-11-22 11:54 PM
in reply to: #1065508

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Plano, TX
Subject: RE: Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
It was a blast to run with you, brother! Here-here on the glide comment. I was starting to run like a 20 year bull-riding champion there toward the end. We're never going to live down the gratituitous tattoo-finisher do know that, right?

Looking forward to White Rock!

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