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Race Result

Racer: Marla Shapiro
Race: Jeremy's Run5K
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Location: Olney, MD
Race Type: Run - 5 km
Age Group: Female 45 - 49
Time: 0:36:36
Overall Place: 234 / 369
Age Group Place: 23 / 51
Comment: this was hard!

Race Report:

I'd like to blame my run on the 3rd consecutive day of getting up before dawn, or on my aching knees, but really don't think I can. It was just plain hard.

This was the "graduation" run for our Fleet Feet No Boundaries 5K training group, and I really hoped to run the whole thing. So, as triumphant as I felt when I crossed the finish line, I still felt a little defeated when I did it with a few walks. Seemed like it took FOREVER to hit the first mile, and then the 2nd. Found a nice fellow runner to pass the time for the last mile & a half, and that definitely helped. Still, had a hard time keeping up the run the whole way. Didn't have a goal time per se, but didn't think I'd be this slow, either. Now I have something to aim to beat I guess. Also wonder if I'd benefit from taking one of my 4 running days/week and replacing it with sprint intervals on the treadmill, as well as adding a 5th day of intense cardio on the elliptical.

Best part of the race unquestionably was watching my 11-year-old sprint across the finish line 5 minutes later - that was an indescribable warm fuzzy.