Berbee Derby - Run10k

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
United States
Berbee Derby
40F / 4C
Total Time = 55m 26s
Overall Rank = 634/958
Age Group = none
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

upat 0600. Toast and coffee 2+ hours in advance.
Event warmup:

Pretty low key. Walk around and enjoy prevent hype. Not big on pre-event warmups. Use the first mile of the race to ease into things.
  • 55m 26s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 56s  min/mile

My goal was to do sub 9 minute miles. And I did that both by chip time and my watch time. So I'm happy. Fastest ever first three miles. First time I've done 7:48 in the 1st mile in I don't know how long. So that was nice. Had to stop and use porta potty in mile 4 and I STILL managed a low 10 4th mile. Biggest issue was fighting the urge to stop and walk and I still did plenty of that. I think I managed to keep the walks at 5 breath or less though.
What would you do differently?:

Fight harder to keep running the whole time.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

head games.

Event comments:

Very nicely done. Lots of volunteers. Definitely do this one again and again and again.

Last updated: 2006-11-23 12:00 AM
00:55:26 | 06.21 miles | 08m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 634/958
Performance: Good
my watch data said: 7:48 1st 8:12 2nd 8:05 3rd 10:04 4th 9:20 5th 10:21 6th unknown final 0.2 time
Course: Basically a shallow downhill for first three miles. Slight uphill for final three. Fairly stout hill starting at about 5.75 miles. I thought it was a VERY NICE course overall!!!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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