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....from a slightly slower perspective <img alt="icon_cheese.gif" src=""><br><br>
Flounder: were you really less than a minute in front of me at the 10k?? I really "did" have a miserable 2nd half.<br><br>
anyway- my race didn't feel good from the get-go. I was happy when they called out the mile split and found it to be 6:05. I thought that maybe I was wrong about the way I felt. Then I got to mile 2 and they said "13:40". I was getting a bad feeling when I found myself with a group of 4 other guys that were "jabberjawing" and I was the quiet one. (I have a jabberjaw tendency in early miles). When I was the only one not contributing my name and stats, someone questioned why and I said "I'm already trying to concentrate". Had I been having a good day, I really could have had a good day, these guys were trying to push me along <img alt="icon_flower.gif" src=""><br><br>
I hit the 10k at 39:19 which wasn't too bad except that I felt like my breathing was already labored, but I kept telling myself that I'd pick it up at 10 miles as my splits were 6:30, but when 10 miles came around, I found myself looking behind me, asking the volunteers to yell loud when the next woman comes by (NOT a good sign).<br><br>
Anyway, I finished a not very pretty 1:24:48. I was good enough for first female, so there IS that. And I received a gift basket full of enough coffeee to supply me for a year!<br><br>
The awards were kind of sketchy and I have to do some follow-up and supposedly the first male/female to reach 10k mark were suppose to get a Trek bike. <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src=""> if that comes through. <img alt="sad.gif" src=""> if the rumor is true-- that the 4th place female left the awards early with it.<br><br>
And a typical Sue move...............I couldn't find my car when I left. Had I left a few minutes earlier, I could have followed Flounder and he could have carried my basket. Instead, here's me carry my basket and saying to myself "dude, where's my car" In the end, the young lady that finished behind me in the race, gave me a ride to my car, it was on the "other" side of where I was looking. I'm such a dork.
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