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Race Result

Racer: Amanda Shuman
Race: Goblin Gallup 5K
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2004
Location: Fair Lakes, VA
Race Type: Run - 5 km
Age Group: Female 20 - 24
Time: 0:22:45
Overall Place: 113 / 743
Age Group Place: 2 / 28
Comment: Note to self: going out too fast bites you in the a** later

Race Report:

note to people reading this --- I was really 4/28 in age group but a set of 23 year old identical twins from Raleigh NC showed up for this race and took first and second place among the women (possibly division I track athletes, one did the 5k in 17:03).


I didn't plan this race. It looked like a fun thing to do when I found out about it on Friday and decided Saturday around midnight to do it the next morning. Shouldn't have had Mexican good and sangria for dinner...

Saw Bethany and wished her luck. Was surprised she was out there! Also saw another friend of mine at the start who signed up last minute and had stayed out the night before. I like these last minute races.


My new strategy was to go out fast and then pace myself starting 1/4 mile into it or so. Would have been a good idea except for the fast that I apparently don't really know how to pace myself. BIG MISTAKE. I knew it was a problem when at the 1 mile split the guy with the stop watch says "6:40". Then at the 2.5k mark my stomach started to turn (ugh...). There went my race.

So, in the end, the pace ended up averaging to 7:20/mile but I was mad cause I know I could have done a 7:00/mi. Oh well, next time. I still got a Glory Days gift certificate for being in 2nd AG which was really awesome. No offense to the races with the hardware but I prefer something I can consume =P

Saw Bethany again. She got through the whole race with her calf not hurting... success!! (CONGRATS!)


PS Next race on list, RICHMOND MARATHON.... WOOO!!!!