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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 11:26    Post subject: my madison race report!
Well, I first must say that the entire weekend was a great success. I think everyone had a great time and it was nice being able to talk to several of you who weren't there via phone throughout the weekend.

My goal was a sub 2:00, but I told myself I'd be happy with sub 2:10. This was my first half mary as well, and I now realize I could have been a little better prepared, although I still think I ran the best I could have that day.

First half of the race was what killed me in the second. I started off much too fast - mainly because Tracy's sister found me and I tried to keep up with her as best I could. Around mile 3 my groin started to hurt a lot. I blame this on poor stretching prior to the race. Katie (Tracy's sister) was cruising. I finally had to let her go around the 7 mile mark. I was under an hour through the first half. I think I hit the wall around mile 9, and kept slipping. Both feet were burning and I was just exhausted. It felt like 90 degrees, but it was around 68. The sun took a lot out of me as well.

I walked a little bit of every mile after the 9th mile. I've never been in such pain during a run evah. First cramps came on with about a mile and a half to go - in my quads. I kept pushing though.

Final sprint - I always push myself at the finish. Felt good, until the last 200 yards or so - cramps in both calves at once! Limping on one leg is one thing, but two? That's tough.

Crossed the line at 2:06:10. Not bad, considering how I felt. Despite the struggle, it was a beautiful course and fun running with everyone!

Congratulations to everyone else. Can't wait to do it again soon!!!

Rando
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 11:29    Post subject:
Shocked WOW! Impressive finish, especially considering your pain!!

thumbs up Great job!!
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 11:44    Post subject:
cherylpf wrote:
Shocked WOW! Impressive finish, especially considering your pain!!

thumbs up Great job!!




totally impressive!!
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 12:13    Post subject:
Great job, Randy! thumbs up

Congratulations on your first half,and here's to many more! cheers
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 12:24    Post subject:
Great job, Randy! I was impressed.
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 12:47    Post subject:
Congrats Randy! nice job on your first half
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 13:32    Post subject:
I am so jealous I couldn't be there!!! Great Job Rando!!!!
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 13:38    Post subject:
Super Randy! You looked awesome too!!
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 15:00    Post subject:
Wow, Randy! Way to push yourself to the end. I hope you are not hurting too badly today.

Was it all worth it to cross the finish line and get your medal? fubby
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 19:12    Post subject:
Great job Randy!! Especially working through all the pain!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 19:34    Post subject:


If that's what you look like nursing a groin injury, I'd say you're one tough 'mutha'!

Way to go man. You did great and I'm proud of ya!
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 21:29    Post subject:
Thanks for all the work you put in to making this get together such a great time. Good job on your half as well. It always gets easier after you have the first one behind you and you did a very good job on this one even though you didn't quite let on about the hills. I had a great time meeting everyone. Hopefully we can hook up at a few more races this year still.
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 21:38    Post subject:
Excellent race, Randy! I really wish I could have been there, too.

Half Mary is a fun distance, isn't it?
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PostPosted: 05/26/03 - 22:42    Post subject:
this is a great distance, and now that you know what to expect, you're goal will be easier...

i felt the heat in the 10k and mentioned to joel that i was very glad that i wasn't any further since I don't tolerate the heat well...so I know that it had an effect on the half and full marathoners...

nice to meet you, wish we could've spent more time with you and group but I get the feeling will have another chance... Wink

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PostPosted: 05/27/03 - 09:02    Post subject:
Great Job Randy! Which smiling fool are you in the pic? The one in the middle? You look like you had a great time!
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