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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Done - warm and muggy - just as I predicted!

I went back and forth about using my iPod - finally decided against it - then just after I got in the car and started heading down the street, I remembered that I had forgotten my Garmin.  I slowed down - and then decided to just not bother.  I figured with the heat - I would just run and not worry about headphones or watches.

Pretty happy with my time - 27:40 for a 8:55 pace.  Finished 6th out of 46 in my age group (51 - 60) - fyi - of the 5 women in front of my in my age group - 2 of them were also breast cancer survivors. In the Survivors group - I finished 13th - there are some pretty fast Survivors.

The Race was expecting about 14,000 people.  So instead of fighting the traffic I decided to stick my bike on my car and then drive down to my office and then bike to the Race, which is about 2 miles away from my office.  It worked out perfect.  No traffic on the bike path, while cars were backed up to enter the Coliseum grounds.

Got to the race with no problem.  Our team from MGE (my employer) was going to try and meet up outside of the Survivor's Tent.  Only a few of us found each other before the race.

Here is a pic of the group - there was a team of 20 in total - but only 5 of us found each other.  Next year we need to have a sign so that we can get a group photo before the race.

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Here is a picture of the stuff, as described in yesterdays post, in my goody bag.


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After the race, I grabbed some water and a banana, walked around a little and then grabbed my bike and headed back to my office and then home.

It was a great way to start the day!

Hope you all have a great weekend.




  1. Congrats Linda! That's an excellent pace...you did great! How perfect that you could go with your bike from the office...smart move :)

  2. Great job- especially with the heat and humidity. It's hard because we don't get a chance to ease into the warm temperatures. It's COLD and then it's HOT.

  3. Aren't bikes great?
    Congrats! You are fast, girl.

    (blogger sucks, this is the third time I am trying to post this comment!)

  4. Wow. Those are some fast survivors, how awesome!