Central Saanich Pioneer 8k - Run

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Victoria, British Columbia
Vancouver Island race series
8-10C / 0F
Total Time = 36m 19s
Overall Rank = 252/728
Age Group = M/25-29
Age Group Rank = 12/19
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early to get in my morning stretch, ate a bowl of oatmeal w/ brown sugar and had 2 glasses of water and 1/2 a bottle of gatorade before getting to race.
Event warmup:

Easy jogging for about 10 mins and light stretch to loosen up muscles before race start.
  • 36m 19s
  • 8 kms
  • 04m 32s  min/km

I went out a little too slow, and had to force myself to pick it up for the last 4 km. I did not stick to my plan of keeping my heart rate zones under control, if I had, I think it would have been a much smoother race.
What would you do differently?:

Go out a little harder than I did for the first half, but in general, I thought it was alright.
Post race
Warm down:

After finishing, walked and stretched out my legs for about 10 mins and then had a couple glasses of water and a banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow start in the race.

Event comments:

This was a great race and I really enjoyed the organization level. It seemed that all the volunteers were on the same page and the race went off without a hitch.

Last updated: 2006-01-16 12:00 AM
00:36:19 | 08 kms | 04m 32s  min/km
Age Group: 12/19
Overall: 252/728
Performance: Average
My goal was to keep my heart rate down in my aerobic zone for the entire race, but that was thrown out the window quickly as I got caught up in the excitement of running with other people.
Course: The first 4 km slightly rolling hills, and the last 4 km had a nice long flat stretch followed by a couple small hills.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %-----
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4