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Saturday Morning was a fantastic morning for a 10k. Cool, sunny, calm.<br><br>
I got to the race, got my chip and ran right smack dab into moonbeam (aka runnergrl161). To my horror, we were wearing almost exactly the same outfit. We decided that since it was an athletic event and not a social event, we could remain friends. This was good because I didn't (and still don't) know anyone else at any of these races and standing there twiddling my thumbs before races was getting kind of boring and awkward and stuff.<br><br>
The race started and I wished moonbeam a happy race and we soon lost each other in the mass of weaving and bobbing.<br><br>
OK, I'll say it right now, the first two miles sucked. And they were downhill! I felt like crap and was beginning to think this just wasn't my day. so, I decided whatever, I'll just enjoy the run and not worry about how fast I was going.<br><br>
I got to mile marker 2 in 16:10. Well, that wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Mile 3 was all uphill. But, I was starting to hit my stride at that point (7:38 ). How did I forget that the first 2 or 3 miles of any run always suck??<br><br>
The first half of mile 4 was uphill, followed by another mile of the most obnoxious "rolling" hills central ohio has ever seen. So obnoxious they were that going downhill hurt 100x worse than going up them. In fact, I'm quite sure my uterus fell out on one of those freaking hills. Miles 4 & 5; 7:46 and 7:55 respectively.<br><br>
Freakishly enough, I was feeling damn good by the end of those hills. Mile 6: 7:05. Apparently, dropping my uterus lightened up my step a bit. I was passing people like crazy.<br><br>
Final time: 47:56 that's almost a 2 minute PR. 13th woman overall, 4th in my age group. Woo Hoo! Not too shabby for a run that started out kind of ick.<br><br>
Two people came up to me after the race and told me what a fabulous kick I had. This made me happy. Although, I wish I were the type of person who could walk up to a complete stranger and complement them. I've got to work on that. That, and getting those first 2 miles out of my system before the race. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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hahahahaha! You're funny! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Congratulations! <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif">
 

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Good race...sorry about the uterus thing. I noticed a few of them on the course during my race yesterday.<br><br>
I always find the first 3 or 4 miles suck...which pretty much rules out 5K or even 10K races. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Huge PR, wow!<br><br>
If only we could take the uterus out and put it back in when we need it. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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altoids - thanks!<br><br>
jcumming - I'll tell you what, it's all fun and games until someone steps on a dropped uteri. Them are slippery little suckers! <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif"><br><br>
jebba - I'm not sure this counts as a huge PR since this was only my 2nd 10k (I ran the same race last year as my first). Regardless, I was pretty pleased. hmm... removable uterus. Now that's a good idea! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Wow! What a great race. Way to go, BackwardsJ.<br><br>
Speaking of hills, do you know any good places around to run on hills? The Dublin bike paths are getting a little boring for me. I've gone to Highbanks a couple times, but wondered if there is any place else closer to home?
 

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Jennifer, from a racing performance perspective, I am curious as to whether you warmed up any prior to the race?<br><br>
Like you, I pretty much hate the first three miles of any run. Which means that I like to warm-up with at least that many miles before running a race to get those dreadful miles out of the way.<br><br>
Just a thought. Nice running.
 

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A very good time for a hilly 10k!<br><br>
Did someone return your uterus to you?
 

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I'm not a groinecologist (thanks Archie Bunker!), but I don't think that they've invented the Mr. Potato Head uterus just yet.<br><br>
Congratulations on the PR. I'll second LOF's question... how did you warm up? The idea behind the question is that with a solid warmup the sucky first 3 miles are shortened.
 

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Grizzly & Lofcaudio - I didn't warm up at all. Yeah, I know this constitutes an obvious flaw in my game plan for the day. I felt a little light on my training, so I wasn't confident that I would still have my legs at 6.2 if I did a 1-2 mile warm up. As it turns out, my fears were unfounded. Silly me.<br><br>
CrazyEye - one road near my place (Robinson Rd) is a nice road to run on. There are a couple of hills (relatively short, but steep enough to get your attention) and it goes along the Darby Creek, so it's all scenic and whatnot. Don't run into a deer. Deer = not so smart. Klondike Rd in Delaware is also quite scenic (it runs along a different creek) and it has at least one obnoxious hill (relative obnoxiousness was measured while riding a bike). Most of the roads around me are long low-grade hills. Not sure if that's any different than what you're running on.
 

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<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> LOVE your race report. A very nice PR.<br><br>
And you've given me a lot of hope: I kind of still want to use my uterus, but once that's done, I'm gonna kick the thing to the curb and watch my feet fly. (unless you want to give up a kidlet or two)
 

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Congratulations on the PR! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Some races that I feel slow and sluggish at the start end up being some of my best ones.<br><br>
I am glad to read that I am not alone in this.<br><br>
I wasn't aware , before reading this report, that there were any hills at all in the central part of the great state of Ohio.<br><br>
And...I personally have been running without a uterus for some time now. I haven't missed it.
 

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That is a very respectable time for a "slow" start and hills to boot. Keep up the good work and who can even guess how many minutes will come off the next time after a bit more training and some solid warming up.<br><br>
Oh ya, keep up the awesome RRs as well, very entertaining...<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
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Congrats on the PR and a great race report!!!<br><br>
Sorry about your uterus. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Detachable Uterus!<br><br>
Great race, excellent report!
 

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You're supposed to warm up before a race? Well I'll be darned.<br><br>
I learn so much from these race reports! I'm running a 10K in a week or so, thanks backwards Jennifer. I feel like I already sort of ran it.
 

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Nice PR, congratulations! And a very nice finish time, you do have a great kick. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Sometimes a warmup can be just doing some jumping jacks, or some little fast jogs back and forth, no need to go run 2 miles.<br>
You did great and I bet you and moonbeam looked gorgeous too.
 

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Wow, you're fast!! And you run quickly, too! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Congrats on the race! Hopefully you got that uterous problem taken care of. Could be a pacing issue or possibly your shoes. <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif">
 
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