Barber to Boise 2008 - Run10k

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Boise, Idaho
United States
Boise Valley YMCA
55F / 13C
Total Time = 44m 33s
Overall Rank = 72/518
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 9/30
Pre-race routine:

Ate cream of wheat, OJ - 3 hrs before race. Rhodiola w/ breakfast & 30 min before race. Twist Tube w/ Perfect Water hour before race.
Event warmup:

Gu 15 min before race, jogged ~ 1 mile right before race.
  • 44m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 10s  min/mile

I was aiming for 45 minutes, would have been pleased with 46, so I'm pumped that I ran under 45 in my first race! Pretty much everything went to plan or better. Temperature was perfect - wore a t-shirt. Any colder would have required long sleeves & 10 degrees warmer would have left me feeling hot.
What would you do differently?:

I'd train for a faster race pace - running with someone faster pushed me (I train alone) and I pulled off at 7:10 pace even though I was training for a goal race pace of 7:30. Wish I'd trained for 7:10 - probably would have gone faster!
Post race
Warm down:

ate fruit, cookie & drank water & choc milk; walked a bit, but got distracted by people - could have walked more to warm down, but felt fine

What limited your ability to perform faster:

could have trained even harder/ for faster pace

Event comments:

Loved the race. Being my first (other than a couple tri's) I don't have much to compare it to. Very friendly racers and volunteers. Post race food was good - loved that they had chocolate milk! Would have been cool to have some goodies from sponsors in the race packet. Probably standard for races, but I liked seeing very up to date race results posted. It was cool that we got shirts - if it was a dri-fit I'd wear it more. Overall great race.

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Last updated: 2008-10-18 12:00 AM
00:44:33 | 06.21 miles | 07m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/30
Overall: 72/518
Performance: Good
Ran w/ Graham - goal was 45 minutes. Felt fine first 2 miles, 2 electrolyte strips @ mile 2, miles 3 & 4 were tougher, 2 more strips around mile 4. Mile 5 was tough, pushed hard mile 6 - killer side ache w/ .5 miles to go - couldn't breathe normally; pushed through bad pain in final kick. Mile 1 - 7:12, Mile 2 - 7:38, Mile 3 - 7:21, Mile 4 - 7:21, Mile 5 - 7:02, Mile 6 - 6:42, final .2 - 1:14 (6:10 pace)
Course: Barber Park to Ann Morrison Park - 1/2 roads, 1/2 greenbelt; flat; aid stations at miles 2 & 4 - didn't take any fluids
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4