Fort2Base 10 Nautical Miles - RunOther

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North Chicago, Illinois
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 39m 38s
Overall Rank = 290/1007
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 38/82
Pre-race routine:

Ran the Red Oak Fun(D) run at Ravinia Park the day before. This was my daughter's (8) first 5k. We ran it together in 33:39.

The morning of the race I walked from my house to the start ~0.5 miles.
Event warmup:

Not much. Jumped up and down to stay a little warm.
  • 1h 39m 38s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

Felt really good. During the first 6 miles I paced with several different people. Chatted about the race, course, running in general, and then picked up the pace to the end.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe would have started with a higher pace or picked up the pace sooner.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked through the snack/goodie line. BS'd with co-workers and my wife. Watched the kids play the games.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think I did well. I wanted to try to maintain my goal pace at least until mile 6 to see how I was feeling. I stuck to my plan pretty well.

Event comments:

With the increase in runners they could have used more port-a-potties at the start.

Last updated: 2012-09-08 12:00 AM
01:39:38 | 11.5 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 38/82
Overall: 290/1007
Performance: Good
Maintained 8:55-9 min/mile through miles 6. Then finished with about 8:25 min/mile for the remainder.
Course: Relatively flat until mile 10. There is a quick decent followed by ~0.5 mile flat with a decent climb at the end that they are calling "Hero Hill". Overall good course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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