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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Run The Flood: Results

A quick post  about the Run the Flood race!

I ran it 3 minutes faster than the Marion Arts Festival 5K a few weeks ago; but I started out way too fast--a 9:30 first mile; I had to stop and walk a few times after that,  but I was thrilled with my better performance.

My stride has improved, but still needs lots of work.  I wore my Ipod and listened to Quiet Riot, Queen, Wham!, and Bon Jovi.  I think the music helped keep my mind off of other things, and watching other people's strides kept me paying attention to mine.  I don't like to be closed off from the race happenings--I like to hear what's going on around me, but I must admit I may have to keep running races with my Ipod if it helps de-stress me.

Bud took some great pictures, but they are on his camera, which I don't have, so no pictures just yet.  The weather was about 60 degrees, cloudy, and cool.  Perfect weather for running.  I was so happy I decided to run the 5k and not the 7 miler.  Next year I'll go back to the 7 miler.

Has anyone ever had horrible calf cramps after a race?  Oh my golly, walking around, gentle stretching, and the foam roller haven't eased them much.  Even ate a banana.  But other than that, I feel pretty good!

What's the next race?  Who knows.  I'm hoping to run a 10K sometime in the next few months.  The 4th of July 5 miler I usually do every year in CR has been moved from downtown to a completely different course, and I have decided not to do it.  It's on the same route as the half marathon I crashed, burned, and injured myself on last year, so I don't care to revisit that route!

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sue! That is awesome Girl!

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  2. Great job!
    I saw Jeff Galloway on the news. I thought of you when they showed him. He was in Joplin to run a race, but they did a community day of service instead and he helped. Said he hoped to do a race to boost people's spirits.

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  3. Good job on the race, the walking worked uh? I'm doing that too on the treadmill, and it really seems to improve my runs. A 10-k is next....

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