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Race Result

Racer: Amanda Shuman
Race: Backyard Burn - Wakefield (Spring, 10 mile)
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2005
Location: Annandale, VA
Race Type: Run - 10 mile
Age Group: Female 20 - 24
Time: 1:31:58
Overall Place: 55 / 144
Age Group Place: 7 / 21
Comment: Gorgeous day for a run in the park!

Race Report:

Perfect temperature, sunny skies, very nice trails.

First loop - too crowded. Had to pass a lot of people which was hairy at times given the single track you're on most the time.

Felt ok but really didn't feel like racing (probably the fact that I biked and swam the day before and had raced earlier in the week already).

High-fived the camera guys and thanked all the volunteers on the second 5 mile loops. I felt terrific for the finish, sprinted REALLY hard the last couple hundred yards and finished smiling. They had excellent post-race food which I enjoyed while watching others finished.

Strange; first race in a very long time that I didn't actually race. Sometimes that's exactly what I need though :)