Race for the Cure

Seattle, WA
Susan B. Komen Foundation
62F / 17C

Total Time = 8h 35m
Overall Rank = 10/152
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank =10/169

Pre-race routine:

Ate my race morning normal breakfast of oatmeal, but no tea. I should have had the tea because my stomach was gurgling and that would have settled it. Got to the race and had a small box of cereal (sample size) and some water.

Event warmup:

Ran about 3/4-1 mile or so to warm up. Stretched out.



IT was a relatively hard run. My stomach was cramping up slightly throughout the run. The hills weren't horrible, but bad enough coupled with the cramps. I still enjoyed the run immensely, just didn't feel great during it. However when I saw my time, I was thrilled.

What would you do differently?:

Drink the tea! Drink more water. Go to the bathroom one more time.

Post race

Warm down:

Stretched out and waited for Roy...and waited...and waited. He was 8 minutes behind me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hills, maybe cramps. I'm very pleased with the pace, though. This is a PB for a race.

Event comments:

The event was amazing! They did such a great job. There was TONS of food. The emotion of the event was incredible, but not overdone. We were both really really glad that we decided to do it.

While I say "too hard" up there, the course wasn't really too hard, but it wasn't just right either. It was challenging and I needed the challenge!

Last updated: 2004-06-06 9:00 PM Running
00:25:53 | 03.1 miles | 8m 21s min/mile
Age Group: /
Overall: /152
Performance: Average
Course: Hilly! I've never run a course quite as hilly just starting out. (Not that I've done a lot of races.) I was really pushing it just to keep up, much less pass anyone.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5