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That, Prae, was a gutsy race. Pretty? Maybe not, but racing is rarely pretty. Pacing in a race is an incredibly hard skill to master, and no one ever gets it right the first time. In fact, if you ask <b>Pacer</b>, I bet he'd admit that he still hasn't got it figured out for 5K.<br><br>
I agree with <b>Melis</b>, and don't let the pee thing bother you. Given a long enough running career everyone has a moment where Nature calls at the wrong time, and it could have been much worse (more on that in a bit). You just got that milestone out of the way early.<br><br>
Let's focus on the positives here, and there are lots of them. One, you busted even your double secret goal time by an unbelievable amount. That's a tremendous accomplishment, and probably means you've come farther, quicker than you had thought. Way to go! My Dad (a pretty good runner in his day) always said that if you didn't puke or want to puke at the end of a race you didn't run hard enough, so don't worry about that, either.<br><br>
It sounds like you had quite the experience, and learned a whole lot. Again, more positives.<br><br>
The volunteer is an a$$hat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Razz"> to him.<br><br>
Finally, you write a great race report. I'm really proud of how well you did in this race, and I'm really looking forward to reading more of your RRs.<br><br>
Great job, runner!<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">(In the "it could be worse department": Uta Pippig was suffering from colitis when she won Boston in 1996. It was, uh, obvious to anyone watching. Her nature calls moment was broadcast to millions of people.)</span>
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