Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

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Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby purdy65 » Sun May 13, 2012 10:29 am

This will be a fairly short report, but I really wanted to have a record of this race.

I woke up this morning not really in the mood to run fast. I was having trouble getting my mental on, but I went through my pre-race routine, then off I went to meet with some of the RR gang that were running this race.

The weather was overcast with just a light drizzle. VERY nice conditions. Plus there was a but of a tailwind! OK, now I was starting to feel more into it.

To be honest, I was a bit afraid of the organization of this race, being nearly double in size over last year, and having been taken over by new organizers.

I have to say very simply - it was better than last year. There was still lots of room at the start, the corals were well set up, and there was lots of line ups at the port-o-potties, but nothing like I thought they would be.

I found my place at the back of the first coral Perfect! I had lots of space! There was lots of people who should have not been in that coral, but this always seems to happen.

Whew! Feel the downhill, feel the tailwind - awesome.

I finished the first 5K in 24:02 (OK only complaint - where were the KM markers? First one I saw was 5K, then 7K and 9K. Maybe I missed some) Luckily I know the course, and my garmin ended up being quite accurate.

I really felt like I was slowing (and I was a bit), but I managed to keep a good pace right to the end finishing the second 5K in 24:27.

The finish area was awesome! Medals efficiently handed out, lots of water. They were giving out a chocolate recovery drink that was quite good. Bananas, bagels. In a separate section they were giving out free greek yogurt and McDonalds coffee, but the line was too long,so I skipped it.

I only speak from my experience, but congratulations to the organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and runners for a great event for a GREAT cause. They raised so much more money for Camp Oochegeus this year - almost $2million dollars - a significant part of the camps budget.

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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun May 13, 2012 12:06 pm

Congratulations Lisa on your very fast 10 K race !
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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun May 13, 2012 12:20 pm

That is super speedy Lisa- nicely done.
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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby HCcD » Sun May 13, 2012 1:54 pm

Woohoo, awesome race, Lisa ... :dance: :dance:
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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby DJHL » Sun May 13, 2012 7:38 pm

Great run Lisa. Glad to hear it went so well for you and that the race was well organized. I was concerned about that part even though I didn't get to run this in the end.

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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby Sandra » Sun May 13, 2012 7:49 pm

Great race Lisa!
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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby Ken B » Sun May 13, 2012 9:18 pm

Pretty speedy young lady - pretty speedy!!!! :)

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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby 5km » Mon May 14, 2012 12:51 pm

Congratulations. Great race!

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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby CinC » Mon May 14, 2012 1:28 pm

speedster - very nice race!
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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby Habs4ever » Mon May 14, 2012 1:31 pm

Very nice! :D
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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby Mark.AU » Mon May 14, 2012 1:51 pm

Good job! :)
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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby Robinandamelia » Mon May 14, 2012 2:01 pm

That's incredibly fast...congratulations! Well done.

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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby Jwolf » Mon May 14, 2012 2:47 pm

Great race, Lisa.

Confirms that you are in top shape right now. :)
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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby QuickChick » Mon May 14, 2012 5:34 pm

Great job Lisa! You paced it really well eh?! Glad you had such a good day.
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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby carm » Mon May 14, 2012 7:49 pm

Congrats Lisa. A nice 10K result given that you weren't in the mood to run fast that day! :)

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Re: Lisa P's Sporting Life 10K

Postby Stampie » Fri May 18, 2012 4:13 pm

Great race Lisa!
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

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