Sunday, October 19, 2008

Duke City - Short Version

Based on the goals I posted earlier in the week, I'd have to say that I'm a Not-So-Happy Finisher with Bunny Chaser and Second Chance bonus points.

The Not-So-Happy part is due to knee pain that started shortly after mile 5.

The graph from my Garmin says it all - the race started off really well for me with a fairly consistent pace for the first 5 miles. However, it went downhill fast once my knee started acting up. By the end, my knee was hurting even while I walked, and I was walking a lot.

Longer version later...


26 comments:

  1. So Sorry! We were all hoping for the best!

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  2. Bummer about the knee, but good job on finishing. Looking forward to hearing more.

    MCM mama

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  3. Sorry to hear that the knee was a frustration.

    BTW, Garmin's can do those kind of graphs? for real? I am intrigued... as I am a data whore. Which garmin do you have?

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  4. Oooohhh no Lisa. I'm really sorry to hear that the knee was acting up. But I know you, you WILL find positives ;D ;D And you finished!! CONGRATS!! ;D ;D

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  5. You finished and with a bum knee-good job!

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  6. Good job making the most out of a sucky situation. Sometimes you don't want to just finish you want to do better by meeting your goals you set for yourself, but the bottom line for this race is that you perservered.

    I'm glad you did that and look forward to the longer version. :-)

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  7. Sorry to hear your knee was acting up!

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  8. I know what you mean about pain. At least you finished!

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  9. Sorry to hear this Lisa. I know it's disappointing for you. You had a great pace going. I hope the knee gets better soon and stays better :)

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  10. Dang girl. So sorry to hear about the knee, but it is great that you were able to finish. You are one tough cookie.

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  11. You finished girlie!!! I am proud of you!

    Take care of your knee please!!!

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  12. Sorry to hear that your knee started hurting. :<(

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  13. Oh Bummer! Sorry your knee is acting up.

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  14. OUCH and sorry about your knee...and struggling not to say OK I HAVE TO SAY IM SOOOOOOOOOOOO IMPRESSED.

    YOU FINISHED!

    me? never.

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  15. Sorry about the knee, but you still did great. Rest up.

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  16. But better than a not-so-happy non-finisher! Take care of the knee. And thanks for the kind comment on my Maine Marathon report.

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  17. Sorry to hear that your knee acted up...

    At least it was a "NOt so happy finisher" than a unhappy DNF'er.

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  18. So sorry to hear it didn't go well for you - but am impressed you finished! (your bad-knee pace is faster than my regular pace)! I hope you can rehab your knee so you can reach your goals!

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  19. Wish I could have been there to cheer you on. I hope that the knee gets better, and I'm looking forward to hearing the details!

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  20. Bah! Stupid knee!! You still finished, though, eh? Rock on!!

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  21. Crap sorry to hear about the knee

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  22. Ouch, sorry to hear things didn't go so well.

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  23. Arghh...the knees are your enemy. Why do they hate you?? It must be frustrating but...there ARE better days (and lots of races) ahead. Remember that.

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