Vancouver Sun Run 10k - Run10k

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Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver Sun Run
10C / 50F
Total Time = 36m 50s
Overall Rank = 140/56000
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Took West Coast Express train downtown to make the trip easy. Walked around a little and then off to warm up.
Event warmup:

Light jogging, a few surges and some light stretching.
  • 36m 50s
  • 10 kms
  • 03m 41s  min/km

Almost recovered from my head cold, but still felt it a bit on race morning. Warmed up and just didn't feel like running fast at all today - nose was running and legs felt slow and heavy. Did some jogging with a few surges and some stretching to loosen up the legs.
The first few kms felt good - as always in this race, as it's mostly downhill. Right through 4-5k I was doing good. Between 5k and 8k was the hardest part with a few hills and the lack of speed work starting to show up. I knew I would be strong on the hills and passed a few people on each of them. After 8k I knew the finish was close, tried to relax and run strong to the finish. Put some good distance on those running around me after 9k and passed a few extra people up the last hill.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, it was more of a training run than a race. Good speed work day.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretching, drinking some water and talking to my wife and dad.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of speed work, not treating it as an A race.

Event comments:

Good race, great atmosphere, SUPER awesome to see so many people out being active and participating in some way. Volunteers were everywhere, it was great!

Last updated: 2009-04-19 12:00 AM
00:36:50 | 10 kms | 03m 41s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/56000
Performance: Below average
Avg HR 194 Max HR 200
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5