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10/14/12 6:15 P

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I'd worry if you "didn't" feel nervous. It's your first race of that distance, so I'm not surprised you have some nerves going in to it. You will do fine. Just enjoy the experience, and bask in your new PR.

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10/14/12 6:02 P

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I agree with the other posts... remember to have fun! Be proud of yourself!

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10/14/12 5:57 P

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Just relax and enjoy it! You've earned it! Trail running is a little harder than road running. You didn't say if this was a road or trail race, but if it's road all that trail running may be a big help too.

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10/14/12 1:49 P

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Enjoy every mile and celebrate when you are done! Wear your medal proudly...you have earned it!

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5K 7/13/2013
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Whitmore Lake, MI 1:10
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Marones, Uruguay 59:33
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Montevideo, Uruguay
34:11 Placed 1120 out of 2000 runners

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Montevideo, Uruguay 36:10
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10/14/12 1:43 P

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You are sooo ready! Enjoy and take time to soak up the memories.

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10/14/12 1:41 P

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Just remember to have fun! If it is your first 10K, it will be a PR no matter what!!

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I'll be running my first 10K race next Sunday (10/21). Even though I've run 5 mile trail races and I know that I can make it an extra mile, I'm beginning to feel nervous. Any suggestions?

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