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Well I don't normally do race reports for less than 1/2 marathon distances but I PRd and did way better than I expected so you get a race report.<br><br>
Davis Turkey Trot<br><br>
So I was supposed to run this with some much older, much faster buddies from my previous job, but that didn't happen (you will see why later). I went up to Davis on Friday night because my best bud from grade school lives there. I get up on Saturday morning to discover that it is cold and REALLY foggy out so I put on the long sleeves and pants that I had thrown in at the last minute, grabbed a sweatshirt and my bud and I hopped on our bikes to head downtown (I was not very happy to discover that my bike was very wet because I had left it in the back of my truck all night). I had cajoled my friend into coming just to watch...next time I will convince her to run a 5k. We get there, lock our bikes to a tree and head through the race booths while it isnt crowded (it was a really well supported race for a 5k/10k). I was supposed to meet my work friends but there were people everywhere and I never found them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br><br>
Finally we lined up at the start line and waited for the start...which didnt immediately happen because we all had to move out of the way so that some fire trucks and ambulances could pass. Apparently someone collapsed in the 5K which had started a 1/2 hour earlier. They finally gave us the all clear to go and off we went. Things started off really well. I was feelin good and well rested (since I had taken most of the week off because of a bad cold). I managed the first half with a minimal amount of hacking. The course was a nice loop that started out on city streets, headed off into bike paths and finished at the start. There warnt many spectators except a few people with coffee in their front yards because most of it was on narrow bike paths. At about mile 3.5 I started feelin my lack of training and it got hard. I just kept telling myself "you finished a marathon, you sure as hell can finish a little 10K" and I pushed on trying to keep my speed up since my goal was to break an hour. I was keeping a sharp eye on my GPS to make sure that I was on or ahead of pace. As I got to the last mile I realized that I was definatley gonna make my goal if I just kept at the same pace so I pushed through the pain (I forgot how hard short distance races are) and ran as fast as I could. It all worked out because I can in at 58:01. WooHoo...PR for me. I ended up spending the next 15 minutes or so hacking and gagging and trying not to puke (stupid cold) but I did survive and I did not in fact puke. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
It would have been a PR anyway since I have never actaully run a 10K (lots of 5ks, a 12k, an 8k, a 15K, ect but never a 10K) but I am ectastic that I reached my goal and surpassed it coming less than a month after my marathon and at the end of a nasty cold. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1">
 

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Muzicgrl - Great RR! You did great and got a PR! WTG!!!!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wav.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wav">
 

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Excellent! That's a great time and I'd be thrilled with a time like that without a cold, the fact that you are still recovering makes it even more impressive.<br><br><br>
BTW: "warnt" ??? Interesting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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Thats not the only typo in my RR but I am too lazy to fix them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Congratulations on your PR!
 

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Very nice. especially considering you are coming off being sick. Nice how it happens that way sometimes. Some of my best runs have been the ones I had to talk myself into.
 

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WOO HOO!!! Way to go MG! PR's rock! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cheers">
 

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Nice job! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Nice job <b>Muzic</b>! Great when you can push through the pain and come out with a satisfying result (and a PR to boot)<br><br>
Davis is my old stomping grounds alma mater wise - I think the event started while I was going to school there if I remember right.
 

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Congratulations!
 

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Nice work Muzak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you rawked the house!!!!!!!!1<br><br>
oh and <b>bard</b>, where is your report young lady!!!!!
 

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WTG MG!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Excellent 10K "debut"!<br><br>
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Congratulations on the PR, and on continuing to push on after a marathon. Good job!
 

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Congrats, muzicgrl, on meeting your 10k goal. Way to go pushing through to the finish line. And it's always great to avoid puking after a race (although I have heard it can be quite relieving) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Thanks for sharing the RR.
 
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