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The birthday 15k: Top 25 percent baby!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

The exciting news is that the race went well, and my greatest fears about parking were not realized.

My pace time was sub 10 minutes, and I finished almost in the top 200 for my age group. YAY!

Things to do:
1. DO hydrate and use some form of electrolyte replacement
2. Get there early to save on anxiety and preview the course if possible

Things to not do:
1. Don't overeat beforehand. Know yourself when it comes to eating before and after a race. I broke my cardinal rule, which is never eat more than 100 calories before a race, and I REGRET it. Some people might be fine with eating beforehand, but for me, it makes me incredibly sick for hours afterwards.
2. Do not get so wrapped up in you iPod that you don't look where you are going. I fell today because of this, and while I am just fine and still had a great time out there, I have a huge bruise on my hip!
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REMEMBER2BME 1/25/2013 2:30PM

    Great lessons learned. The stress of parking is so real. I am glad it all went well. Great pace, btw. I don't think I will ever be that fast. Great job!!!

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GOODGETNBETR 1/16/2013 11:37PM

    I too learned these rules the hard way. But these things, these lessons, only make us better for the races ahead. emoticon on the great finish.

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MAGGIE101857 1/13/2013 8:22PM

    Congrats on a great race; hopefully the hip will mend quickly! I'm one of those that can't eat much prior to a long run; better to have some fuel during the run if needed! Happy Birthday!

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NATPLUMMER 1/13/2013 7:17PM

    Awesome!! What a great way to celebrate your birthday!!
Eating before was certainly my problem today...we decided to wait until it warmed up over 40 degrees so we went after lunch....my tummy was not happy.
Ouch...poor hip!!
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