Berbee Derby 10K - Run10k

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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
Berbee Derby
35F / 2C
Total Time = 40m 52s
Overall Rank = 78/1598
Age Group = M40-45
Age Group Rank = 10/148
Pre-race routine:

Yet another belated race report....

Drove down with friends and hung out in the car with the heater on until finally deciding to do a warm-up before the race.
Event warmup:

Did an easy mile with some strides thrown in.
  • 40m 52s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 35s  min/mile

Went out way too fast the first mile and tried to hang on from there. Slowed down some after I saw my 1st mile split. Wind was very cold at the turn around. Legs started feeling like jello around mile 4. Miles 5 and 6 were tough and a good part of mile 6 was on a gradual uphill. Got passed by a few people and it sucked knowing I couldn't go any faster. Kicked it up a notch at mile 6 and it was tough to hold that pace the last .2 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Try to pace myself a little better the first mile. I knew I was going to be in trouble at that point, but it didn't really impact me much until around mile 4.
Post race
Warm down:

Got water, bagels, and hot chocolate, found a place to stretch that was out of the wind and waited to meet up with my friends. It was below 30 degrees by the end, so everyone was just trying to stay warm and then get out of there.

Event comments:

A fun, festive race. The after-race food/beverages could have been more numerous and better organized. I think they ran out of hot chocolate fairly quickly.

Last updated: 2010-11-23 12:00 AM
00:40:52 | 06.21 miles | 06m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/148
Overall: 78/1598
Mile 1: 5:57.72 Mile 2: 6:21.96 Mile 3: 6:23.36 Mile 4: 6:48.71 Mile 5: 6:52.76 Mile 6: 7:14.22 Mile 6.2: 1:14.00 (5:52 pace)
Course: Loop that's mostly downhill the first 2 miles, flat for around 2 miles, then mostly uphill the last part.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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?
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4