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Good job!

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7/6/12 2:49 P

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That's great Jessica!!

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7/5/12 2:14 P

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CONGRATULATIONS Jessica!

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7/5/12 2:03 P

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Congratulations on finishing your first race!!!! It's just the beginning...keep on running :)

Rebecca

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7/5/12 11:23 A

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Guess what...... I did it!! It felt great! I can't wait until they post the results. I did better than I thought I would, finishing somewhere around 43:30. :)

Thanks for all of the encouragement and support!!

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Just saw this. Hope your race went well! Happy 4th!

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7/3/12 11:11 P

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Have fun! Run your race. Be comfortable. If it gets too hot, if you feel too stressed by the heat, slow down, even stop.

You have prepared. You will do well.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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7/3/12 10:52 P

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Just go and have fun! Don't worry about a thing...just remember to put one foot in front of the other...you will do emoticon

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7/3/12 10:23 P

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Good luck and have fun!

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You are ready! Go out, have fun, run your race, don't worry about anyone else! Can't wait to hear about it!

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Go out and have fun. Try to run at your pace and not the pace of the rabbits at the front of the pack, you want to energy left at the finish!!

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7/3/12 4:46 P

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Thank you for all of the support!! I'll try to remember to get some pictures to document our first race! :)

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Have fun!!


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I agree with TERID816. Please be sure to stay hydrated. You know you can do it, so that's a huge confidence booster. One of the most important things to remember is to have fun!

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Jessica,

Go out and have fun! You have done your homework, now all you have to do is pass the test. Make sure you start out slower than you feel you should and don't forget to do a nice easy warm-up about 15-20 minutes before your race. Don't worry too much about pre-hydrating...drink to thirst, but do NOT force fluids. There is a big education push by the running community to educate runners about the concerns for overhydration, which is a far bigger issue, than being dehydrated (which most people are not). Use your urine as a guide...if your urine is pale yellow, you are hydrated well.

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PS. Being nervous is VERY normal so use it to your advantage!

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7/3/12 3:49 P

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Thanks, TERID! I don't know if it is a big race or not!! I don't think it is, as the fee was only $8 and it's put on by a running group. But we plan on being there about 45-60 minutes before the race to register and stretch.

Thank you for your support!! :)

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Be sure to hydrate today and this evening. Arrive with plenty of time if it's a big race and be sure to stretch and warm up. And relax! You can do this!

Teri - Lexington, KY

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Hi everyone! I've got my first ever race tomorrow - a 4 mile run. Any last minute tips?? I feel like I am ill prepared!! I know I can complete it, but is there anything that will help? I have never done anything like this before and I'm nervous!!!

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