Shamrock 4-Miler - Run4 Mile

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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Run for Your Life
35F / 2C
Total Time = 08m 30s
Overall Rank = 302/366
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 62/70
Pre-race routine:

Not much. Was running late. Forgot to eat the breakfast that I brought. NICE MOVE GENIUS!! Thanks to Keith for the loan of a Hammer Gel at the start line. Wow-when they say Raspberry they really mean it.
Event warmup:

A little stretching
  • 39m 43s
  • 4 miles
  • 09m 56s  min/mile

First time I've ever run 4 miles straight. Most of my run training involves run/walk mixes. I felt pretty good despite the chill this morning. We walked thru one water station but ran the entire race. I finished strong and had enough gas for a push over the last 0.2 miles or so.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing--very happy with how I ran today
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Talked to John and Julio, got a Powerade and a banana. Left to go ride the Cane Creek bike course (17miles)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Me--as usual. Pisses me off that I ran far better than I expected and still finished in the bottom 20% of the field.

Event comments:

You could tell this was the first race of the RFYL series. There was a huge crowd. I think a lot of the field was New Year's Resolutionists.

Last updated: 2007-03-12 12:00 AM
00:39:43 | 04 miles | 09m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 62/70
Overall: 302/366
Performance: Good
Mile 1--10:40 Mile 2--10:00 Mile 3--10:00 Mile 4--9:05
Course: Out and back. Very hilly course on closed road. Glad they had the full road open for most of the course because this race had around 700 runners.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4