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Old 08-31-2011, 04:54 PM   #61 (permalink)
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That's quite a list HC. I definitely take the minimalist stance on race day (depending on the length of race), my list refers to summer racing.

I'll load up a small ice chest with a few bottled waters and a pack of blue ice (in case of injury)

Maybe a pair of flip flops- only if I plan on hanging out after the race (usually for the raffles afterwards or if there's entertainment)

A fresh towel,and I'm usually out of there once the preliminary race results are posted.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:11 PM   #62 (permalink)
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That's quite a list HC. I definitely take the minimalist stance on race day (depending on the length of race), my list refers to summer racing.

I'll load up a small ice chest with a few bottled waters and a pack of blue ice (in case of injury)

Maybe a pair of flip flops- only if I plan on hanging out after the race (usually for the raffles afterwards or if there's entertainment)

A fresh towel,and I'm usually out of there once the preliminary race results are posted.
My bag was packed year round, less worry on race day that something was forgotten.

I would only drink one bottle of water while traveling to the race, no need to wait in line for the Porta-Potti.

After, it was part of race day to eat somewhere on the way home so I rarely carried food supplies.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:19 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I've got the best hubby in the world...

I didn't want to ask him to drive me, running is my thing, and not driving is also my thing, so I try not to be needy, but he said "of course I'll take you over, I want to see you cross the finish line".

So, between him and you guys, I think I might as well put my fee down now!

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Running in my thing, not my DH's too. But really love it when he comes to a race. It isn't often when he does, but knowing he'll be at the finish line is always a special treat.

Since you will a support vehicle, I definitely recommend flip-flops or soft sandles. You'll want to let you dogs breath and have something cushy for the soles of you feet after all that pounding.

So when are ya going to register???
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:24 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Today's went a little better than last week, although I really wasn't into it when set out this morning:
1 mile easy
2 mile tempo target @ 8:55
1 mile easy
2 mile tempo target @ 8:55
1 mile (actually because of the course 1.75) easy/cool down

First 2 miles: 8:47
Second: 8:37 (mostly because the first half is a lovely slight downhill)

Next week is a 4 day backpacking trip into the Sierras so lots of leg work, but not much running.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:26 PM   #65 (permalink)
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DH suggested I register day of, noting that $4 wasn't much to lose as the gamble (that's the difference between advance and day of), but, I wanted to be able to post that I registered. They threw a $3.95 "processing fee", so there is no reason not to register day of...


HC thank you for your fashion advice! I note you write about racing only in the past tense, is it no more for you?

Pam, sounds like quite a training!

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WoooHooo! Good Luck!
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:36 AM   #67 (permalink)
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HC thank you for your fashion advice! I note you write about racing only in the past tense, is it no more for you?

Pam, sounds like quite a training!

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I was hit while bicycling to work back in mid-2004, hence the screen name.

I can walk short distances with a cane but my running days are over.

Looks like you picked a good 5K. Best of luck.
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Handycycle, great to have your support - I hope we can vicariously run for you!

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Thanks, I enjoy still being able to advise. I coach(assistant) track/cross-country at a local high school and have become an unofficial coach on a couple of other message boards.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Well, I didn't hit 160 before I started jogging again, like I said I was going to do, but my weight loss has been slowing down and I feel like I'm not burning calories like I was with my mountain biking. Yesterday I biked for over 2 hours, with just a short break at the halfway point, and I feel like I didn't get much of a workout. I average about 13 mph since it's a flat rail to trail..

So today I walked/jogged for 1 hour. My body was telling me I was ready to run again since my achilles tendons seem to have healed, and for the first time in a long time, when I've been walking around food shopping I have a "pop" to my step, a lightness that I haven't had in a very long time. So 164 lbs. or not, today I was going to do some running!

I felt really good. Breathing while running was still not great, but I felt light on my feet and I finally didn't feel like I had this hand grabbing the back of my shirt pulling me backwards as I ran. I'd run for a few minutes, then walk briskly. I did this for an hour, and now that it's done, it's obvious that I can start increasing my run time. No more achilles problem!
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