NorCal John Frank Redding 10 Mile - Run10 Mile

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Redding, California
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 18m 44s
Overall Rank = 134/264
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/21
Pre-race routine:

Had 1 1/2 slice of toast and a 6 oz milk 3 hours before race, ahd a half banana 5 min before race.
Event warmup:

Minor stretching.
  • 1h 18m 44s
  • 10 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

Nice course, managed well. I did first 3 miles fairly fast for me, then settled into a slower pace for the rest with a kick for the verry end.
What would you do differently?:

My shoes appearantly weren't quite as worn in as they should have been and got a blister or 3. Still hard for me to drink from those little cups of water at aid station and breath/run at same time. May consider a hidration pack for next run.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, banana, grapes, bagle and some stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Fitness. This was my first competetive run of greater than a 5k. I did much better than I thought I would, met my goal for time, but just need more miles run to imporove.

Event comments:

Yay my first 10 mile run in competigion sub 8 min / mile pace, no complaints. There were some really fast people running the race, best finisher was 51 min. Finished middle ish of age group and middle ish overall. Yay not bad for my first 10 mile race with some really competative folks in there. The top 50 folks finished in less than 1:06:00 for the 10 mile.

Last updated: 2008-03-01 12:00 AM
01:18:44 | 10 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/21
Overall: 134/264
Performance: Good
Course: Fairly flat for first 3-3/5 miles then a moderate hill leading to a the turn around and then back over same distance to finish. Very nice scenerey along the Sacramento river on a separate bike path.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4