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I've not done anything except marathons in the past year so I didn't know what to expect. I did PR in a big way. Ran about 46:10 (7:27/mile), beating my old time, 49:06, which was at the same race.<br><br>
Splits:<br>
Mile 1 6:54<br>
Mile 2 7:42<br>
Mile 3.1 8:16<br>
Mile 4 6:46 (repeat of mile 1, basically)<br>
Mile 5 7.26 (repeat of mile 2, basically)<br>
Mile 6.2 9.14 (repeat of mile 3.1, basically)<br><br>
The course was basically an out-and-back, and then repeat. No one passed me after the first half and I was picking off a good amount of runners. I could feel them trying to stick with me. I definitely was the fastest 200+ pounder out there. But no hardware. Third place in my age division was 42-something.<br><br>
I left everything out there. I pushed it from the beginning and didn't stop. Had to remind myself a couple times that downhills weren't for resting. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> And I nearly puked at the end, but just a dry heave. I was ready to mail in the finish because I started my kick way, way early. I was kinda cruisin' with about .1 mile to go and decided I had to give it every last bit I had.<br><br>
That race was pretty much painful from the get-go. I was mouth-breathing the entire time, piehole suckin' in air. I pushed it on the uphills cuz I didn't want to lose any time on them. And it was sunny and hot. Someone described the course as hilly and tough, but I don't think it's that bad.<br><br>
Nice little race. They gave away door prizes at the end. A buddy of mine won a Runner ID gift certificate and gave it to me. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> And I kept going back to the table to get these smiley-face cookies with white frosting that were really good. When we were about to leave, I went back for one more and the lady gave me the entire container! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Yep. But just a dry heave. I had planned on a PR and puke today. I knew it was going to be painful because I was going all out no matter what. It basically felt like the last 6.2 miles of a marathon. I was comfortable for about 30 seconds.
 

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Congrats! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
On the PR not the dry heave <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Nice work, Voo!!<br><br>
Good to get extra cookies! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Wow, <b>Voo</b> - you smoked that son-of-a-gun! Big time congrats on a huge PR and great race! And a runner ID gift certificate as the cherry on top to boot<br><br>
Now here's hoping that that angry 45<img alt="mad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/mad.gif">x is in the cards for you down the road soon
 

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Comfortable for 30 seconds? Well - now you know which part of the race to push harder next time to get another PR!<br><br>
Good job - and congrats on the cookies!
 

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Congrats on your PR. The cookie thing sounds like something I would do. At the Warner Robins marathon one year they gave me the entire red velvet cake with cream cheese icing because I was the only one eating it. I was really sick the next day though.
 

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Tell me more about these cookies <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Oh yes and FRIGGIN AWESOME JOB man!!!! Sweet PR and so cool English Jason ran too. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Do dry heaves count as heaving? I might need a ruling on this. I'd be much more impressed had there been actual reversal of fortune, in competitive eating parlance.<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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He wants to do another 5k, soon! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
And the cookies... about four inches in diameter, white frosting with green frosting used to make the smiley faces. They had different colors for the smiley faces. I think I ate seven of them yesterday! And had one for breakfast today. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Great job Voodoo. Congrats on a big PR!<br><br>
Fred would have been proud of 'ya.
 

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Great job <b>Voo</b>! I never knew anybody that set up purposely to haul the mail, pr and then puke. Only you bud! GLad to see EJ taking an interest in running. Now the two of you can annoy your friends with all the running talk <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">ccasion5:
 

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Congratulations on scoring the cookies!<br><br>
(oh yeah, nice race too)
 
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