Spud Run 15K - Run15k

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Spring Valley, Ohio
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 10m 50s
Overall Rank = 47/166
Age Group = m35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/13
Pre-race routine:

wake up eat pancakes and bacon and decide to do the race in 90 minutes
Event warmup:

well I got the timing chip attached to my shoe 3 seconds before the race started
  • 1h 10m 50s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 07m 36s  min/mile

Never have run a 15k before - did this race primarily to get a longer run in at a pace faster than I would do by myself ( race cost 0.00$ )- wanted to go between 730-800 min/miles. Did the first 3 miles in 21 min , probably too fast. Was at a 7:20 pace through 7 miles but ran out of gas last two miles.
What would you do differently?:

Not take off too fast (recurring theme in races). Pretty much everyone in front of me had nice even splits , my first 3mi and last 3mi paces are almost 60 seconds apart. Thats bad race execution. Of course they all rock garmins so their watches might help with pacing.
Post race
Warm down:

drink a dr.pepper and then go have a beer

What limited your ability to perform faster:

never have done the distance , unsure of pacing , not really in a mental race mode

Event comments:

PR for this distance ( of course it was the only time I have run this distance )

Just 200 fellow dayton runners sweating together on a nice saturday morning

Last updated: 2012-11-10 12:00 AM
01:10:50 | 9.32 miles | 07m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/13
Overall: 13/166
Performance: Average
Course: out and back along xenia bike trail
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4