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Sun 5/6-Race Rpt

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Today was the Greater Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon and 5K. I did the half, my second. I was absolutely perfect weather for a race. At 7:30 this morning it was about 50* and sunny, warming up to about 60* by the time we finished. I have to admit, getting up at 5:30 on a Sunday was a little rough, but it was worth it. LadyGwen picked me up about 6:45 and we rode down to the stadium together. Saw some people, including our friend Jess and hit the bathrooms. Lined up with about 5 minutes to spare, took some pics and warmed-up. We started on the slow side, about 9:30m/m for the first 2 miles and then I picked up the pace a bit. I did 9 m/m for the next 2 and then averaged 8:30 for the rest of the race. I had some fuel around mile 9 and then ran my 4 fastest miles of the race. I did mile 13 in under 8 minutes and reeled in a bunch of people. I finished strong and felt really good. My net time was 1:54:50, just about 4 minutes slower than last year but still under 2 hours and my goal of 1:55!

There were some great spectators along the route. Lots of of my favorites said "Worst Parade Ever!", a family with instruments playing the Rocky theme, free high fives from a group of elementary school kids, a few friends that cheered me on and my daughter and her babysitter near mile 11. One of our goodie bag items was a cowbell. Best Idea Ever! It was so cool to come into the finish with dozens of cowbells ringing.

Really a very well done race. A pretty smooth course, lots of support, a cool medal...what more could you ask for?

After some snacks and visiting with many friends, it was time to come home, eat, go to soccer practice and then rest. I had choir tonight and now I'm off to bed for work in the morning. Make tomorrow great!

Goals for tomorrow:
80+ oz water
AM workout: None
PM workout: 30-45 minutes cardio
Track my food and make good choices
In bed by 10:00 pm

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KANSASROSE67 5/7/2012 4:48PM

    Sounds great! Wonderful job!

I love the cowbell idea.


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SKFEREBEE 5/7/2012 4:43PM

    Jet Julie in action! Congratulations!

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DDOORN 5/7/2012 1:41PM

    Sorry to miss you yesterday...lining up for the 5K myself! But it is so WONDERFUL to see you out there again with your SPARK fully in gear! :-)


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TEMPEST272002 5/7/2012 9:54AM

    Congrats on your HM & meeting your time goal! Love the spectator sign. lol

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HEIDI-25 5/7/2012 9:23AM

    It sounds like a fantastic race! I am really happy for you!

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KEL_BEL_FX3 5/7/2012 9:00AM

    WOOHOO!!! Awesome job! WTG!!!

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VIOLET1019 5/7/2012 7:48AM

    WooHoo! Awesome job!!

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JLITT62 5/7/2012 5:54AM

    A great job - and I'm really impressed with all you did afterwards & the fact that you'll be working today!

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DINGALLSTOO 5/6/2012 11:36PM

    good job, sorry I missed it.

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CINDYHN 5/6/2012 10:59PM

    emoticon You met your goal, good for you!!!

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ARAC76 5/6/2012 10:36PM

    Holy Moly! Are you the energizer bunny? Great job on your race! We watched the runners go by from our window,but were getting ready for church so didn't have time to head out to cheer (we are near the mile 5 marker).

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