Berbee Derby Thanksgiving Day Run - Run10k

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
United States
25F / -4C
Total Time = 56m 17s
Overall Rank = 946/1546
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 99/119
Pre-race routine:

Eat, drink, be merry
Event warmup:

Ran about 3 minutes
  • 56m 17s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile

Went well the first mile, but slowed during mile 2. Finally warmed up in mile 3, but started dogging it in mile 4-5. Took my gels too late. Mile 6 to the end was actually good.
What would you do differently?:

Run the day before.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, stretched a little.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not running the day before probably was a detriment. Was I overtrained or not primed? I wish I could solve this!

Event comments:

This actually sucked. I really believed that I'd beat my time of 54:58 last year. I didn't have a gel before the race and probably should have had one in mile 2 instead of waiting to mile 3.5. I felt great at the end, which means the last 2 gels kicked in too late. I have to learn to push myself a bit harder through the middle of the race instead of settling in to an "easy" pace.

Last updated: 2009-10-16 12:00 AM
00:56:17 | 06.2 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 99/119
Overall: 946/1546
Performance: Below average
Course: country roads and paved trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4