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My plan for race day had waffled a bit in the last week, one day I was going to run it as a fun run with friends, then the next day I decided I was going to really race it, and then I was back to running for fun with friends, but I ended up racing it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> Not intentionally - it was just such a beautiful day and the running just felt good. I wouldn't say completely effortless - but it was really good!<br><br>
And the BEST PART OF ALL was meeting up with some fellow KR 30's! <b>Runninfromthelaw, Brandy, Baggio, Korbels, Sage,</b> and our cheerleader/photographer/beer snob extraordinaire Mary <b>McTortle</b>. They are all even more fabulous in person. I had the most fun at a race EVAH.<br><br><b>Korbels, Sage's co-worker Kerstin, and Sage.</b><br><img alt="" src="http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/gahoona/mnraceday002.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><b>Korbels, Brandy and Runninfromthelaw</b><br><img alt="" src="http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/gahoona/ATT00055.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><b>Baggio and Brandy and McTortle's beer</b><br><img alt="" src="http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/gahoona/mnraceday001.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><b>McTortle, Korbels, Kerstin, Sage, Runninfromthelaw, Brandy and Baggio</b><br><b><img alt="" src="http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/gahoona/mnraceday004.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></b><br><br>
Environmentally aware we are, so all the empty bottles went into my trunk to be disposed of/recycled properly. I could hear all the bottles roll and clink together as I'm leaving the park and I think wouldn't it just go figure if I got pulled over.<br><br><b>I did.</b> <img alt="" src="http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/gahoona/mnraceday1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
Speeding. But I got off with just a warning. YAY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1"><br><br>
OK so the running part of it - duh. <b>Brandy and Dom</b> showed me how set my Garmin and use the lap feature, <b>Sage</b> showed me how to find the readings. Thank You! Love that feature. Wish I had known about that many moons ago.<br><br>
So...running 9 minute miles would be good running for me. Today I ran:<br>
Mile 1 8:39<br>
Mile 2 8:36<br>
Mile 3 8:51<br>
Mile 4 8:39<br>
Mile 5 8:47<br>
Mile 6 8:31<br>
Mile 7 NO Mile marker<br>
Mile 8 17:57<br>
Mile 9 8:55<br>
Mile 10 8:53 but I forgot to turn my Garmin off so I dunno and<br>
I'm also not sure what my official race time is. I'll have to check the website. Whatever it was it was a PR cuz I've never run a 10 mile race before, and race time was secondary to the SUPER FUN TIME I had with the 30's crowd. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/occasion14.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="occasion5"><br><br>
Really looking forward to Philly!! WOO HOO!
 

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Good running, <b>BigG</b>, and it sounds like the meet-up was a blast! Looking forward to meeting you in Philly.<br><br>
Glad that nice ocifer let you off with just a warning...
 

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Wow, speedy! Looks like a good time was had by all - good work on the speeding ticket...:0
 

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Awesome report! Looks like you guys had a great time and did a little racing on the side! Congrats.
 

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Awesome pics <b>BigG!</b> And a damn fine race to boot, judging from those times.<br><br>
I'm really looking forward to meeting you in Philly!
 

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You ran well! Your splits are nice and even. Did you like the 10-mile distance? What was the course like?<br><br>
I loved the photos -- they made me a bit homesick, though. The MN bunch looks like a fun group.<br><br>
Too funny that you got pulled over, but how cool is getting off with a warning?<br><br>
Good luck in Philly!
 

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Is it wrong that I look at legs first in the pics?! No? Good!!! Nice legs on our fine looking group!!! ANd great race <b>BigG!!!!</b>
 

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Yah, BigG! Sounds like a wonderful race, and the company sounds maaahhvelous!<br><br>
Also, nice evasion on the speeding ticket! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I knew we should have just sat in your car!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Although - I didn't get pulled over. . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
You ran a great race, dear! Well done indeed!! It was fabulous to meet you!!
 

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I brought my strap on but left it in the car since they said there'd be THREE water stops on the course, and there were only two. bah.<br><br>
It was a kind of hilly course, and they weren't just going up hill they were <i>turning</i> uphills. None of the hills were very big but there were enough of them that my knees felt a bit sore at the finish. But it went away quickly enough. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Great run!<br>
Great report!<br>
Great pics!<br><br>
What nice splits, too!<br><br>
Congrats Big G <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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