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Ann Arbor Turkey Trot - Run

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Dexter, Michigan
United States
40?F / 0C
Total Time = 19m 55s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/20
Pre-race routine:

Ate cliff bar. Left Ann Arbor at 7AM, and drank a large coffee in route. Meet Trixie roughly 20 minutes before her race. A TRIMMED down Gary showed up shortly after. Trixie's 5K was at 9AM, while Gary and I weren't scheduled to run until 11:30. So we had LOTS of time inbetween to chat!

Learned a slew of exercise/ stretch the scrunching(?) catapillar! =)

Gary and Trixie took plenty of pics...
Event warmup:

Ran roughly 1.5 miles, 25 minutes before race. Took a honey gel.
  • 19m 55s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 25s  min/mile

My goal was sub 7 minute averages. Accomplished that! A GREAT feeling.

My worries about starting slow were a non-issue! I got out of the blocks FAST! I felt good for the first 2 miles then my energy level began dropping and breathing became difficult. Legs started getting heavy near the end. If the race had been 4 miles...I'd been in trouble!
What would you do differently?:

Start more near the front! First 1/3 of a mile I was zig-zagging all around trying to pass runners.

Post race
Warm down:

I "dropped" from exhaustion after finishing, also had a queasy stomach. I wished I had brought my inhaler (have athletically induced asthma) as I had troubles catching my breath.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Train more (duh!).

Event comments:

After race Gary, Trixie and I waited to see if Gary or I medalled. After a 15 minute wait, results were posted. Sheet said I finished 4th! Top 3 in each division got medals...doh!

HOWEVER. I get home and see on the website that I finshed 3rd?! Huh? Only thing I can think of is that the Iron Turkey participants (they did both the 5K and 10K) were mixed in with regular the 5K. I will need to investigate! It would be soooo cool if I medalled!

After race we all went to the Cottage Inn (in Dexter) for sandwiches. Talked a bunch (lol - Trixie's one crazy girl!). =)

Last updated: 2004-10-22 12:00 AM
00:19:55 | 03.1 miles | 06m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Not positive, but believe at mile 2 my time was 12:30.
Course: Positioned myself with Gary in the front 1/3 before the start. First 1/4 mile was gravel/dirt before we hit the trail which led us into the woods. Saw Trixie at mile 2! Course was a circle with a few rolling hills. Had a hair-pin turn on an incline that took us into the closing straight-away.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2004-11-14 5:24 PM

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Adrian, MI
Subject: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot

2004-11-14 6:45 PM
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2004-11-14 11:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot
Awesome job on the race! Congrats on meeting your goal! Can't wait for the pics to be posted!
2004-11-15 10:04 AM
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Elite Veteran
Atlanta, GA
Subject: RE: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot
3rd place in your age group...GREAT JOB!!! Collecting more hardware?
2004-11-15 12:26 PM
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San Diego
Subject: RE: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot
Congrats on your run. 6:25 is awesome
2004-11-15 1:44 PM
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New user
Royal Oak, Michigan
Subject: RE: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot
Wow you did a great job! Sounds like you had an excellent time too with Trixie and Gary. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.. and hope to meet up with you another time. You guys definitely will out do my runs!

2004-11-18 9:23 PM
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Ann Arbor
Subject: RE: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot
Hey Greg! Great job...sorry I couldn't stick around for your race! What was the final outcome? 3rd or 4th?
2004-11-21 5:17 PM
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Adrian, MI
Subject: RE: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot

Hi, Sue!  I placed 3rd!   

I'm going to pick up my MEDAL  on my way to Detroit Wednesday, for their Turkey Trot. 

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