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PostPosted: 08/03/02 - 22:34    Post subject: I Should Have Stayed Home
Ran even though I knew I probably should have bagged it. Was chip-timed, but they only had sensor pads at the end! They started 1000+ runners, walkers et al at the same time. I timed myself from were I thought the starting line was (no clear marker, just an airhorn). My first mile was like 6:15, and the got progressively slower as the heat (80 f 85% humidity) and my lack of preparedness set in. I didn't walk (although based on my time, you might find that hard to believe!) Once I finished the race (mercifully) my heel pain flared up to the point of nausea.

Me and PJ pre-run (notice my ignorant smile)


At the finish Line 52+ minutes later


Me trying to numb the pain!


My Lovely bride (EL, she's MINE!)


My lovely daughter, Isabella:
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PostPosted: 08/03/02 - 22:36    Post subject:
beautiful family phillip

like that recovery drink...
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PostPosted: 08/03/02 - 22:42    Post subject:
Thanks, I am a lucky man.

Yea, Free Beer. It wasn't a total loss Mr. Green
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PostPosted: 08/04/02 - 07:50    Post subject:
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beautiful family phillip

like that recovery drink...


Ditto to what Joe said. A race with free beer, not to bad.
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PostPosted: 08/04/02 - 08:06    Post subject:
Glad to see that your whole family went out to support you. thumbs up
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PostPosted: 08/04/02 - 13:06    Post subject:
grego262 wrote:
rtpd113 wrote:
beautiful family phillip

like that recovery drink...


Ditto to what Joe said. A race with free beer, not to bad.


Hey, a lot of our Philly races have free beer...if you guys would show up once in a while you'd know that!! Wink Wink

Sorry to hear it didn't go well, Phil....I got it good from the heat yesterday too! It was miserable. Great pics though--your family is gorgeous! Hopefully we'll get some of the gang together for a fall race up north somewhere when the weather is better. Now get your butt (and heel) to a doc and get that thing looked at......
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PostPosted: 08/04/02 - 13:49    Post subject:
Monk,

Sorry to hear you did not have the race you wanted. I hope your heel feels better soon.
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PostPosted: 08/04/02 - 21:33    Post subject:
Thanks Sandy, Genie, PH, Joe and Greg.

After a day of resting, I am happy I raced, even if I ran it slower than I would have liked, and my heel pain has quited down a bit. I left a message with my cousin/podiatrist and hope to meet with her soon. Depending on what she says, I might bag the NYC Marathon this year Sad . I am about a month behind in my training already.

Genie, as for PA races, again, depending on the prognosis of my heel, I would love to run a 10k or so in Pa. It wouldn't be so tough to get my wife there for a weekend (she just loves the Poconos!). I have been to Jim Thorpe a few times and want to move there! (Its probably the only place not in NY that I would live). I don't know your area of Pa, so let me know of any upcoming races that look good. Maybe we can get the East Coast posse together!
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PostPosted: 08/05/02 - 13:37    Post subject:
Congrats on finishing at least, Monk! Sorry you struggled. Wish I had your support group when I ran!
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