Berbee Derby 10K - Run10k

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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
31F / -1C
Total Time = 54m 58s
Overall Rank = 741/1279
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 70/90
Pre-race routine:

13oz coffee, 8oz water, 16oz gatorade, banana, 2 slices whole wheat - one with cream cheese and one with lightly spread jam, single serving of oatmeal. I was full enough that I didn't need a clif bar or banana before the run. Major difference was having gatorade again and going back to whole wheat toast instead of a white bread bagel. Had a Gu 5 minutes before the run.
Event warmup:

Jogged to and from the car - 1/2 mi. total.
  • 54m 58s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile

Felt great compared to the week before when I was sick of running. I had a gel 5 minutes prior to the run and then at 32 mi (a caffeinated one) and I felt great the rest of the way. The 2 water stops were perfect and I carried along 2 8oz bottles of Nuun. I was psyched that I felt great. I PR'd for a 10K - not the fastest runner, but I didn't focus on that for this run. Had long stides and felt great running up the last hill.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe take the gel 5 minutes sooner. Push my ability a bit more in the last half.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Sad that I didn't stretch. Had fruit and water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Practicing fitness to go faster. My mind was wandering and caught myself going slower.

Event comments:

Fun time, fun course, great weather this year.

Last updated: 2008-11-25 12:00 AM
00:54:58 | 06.2 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 70/90
Overall: 741/1279
Performance: Good
Course: Slight rolling very small hills. The last hill at 5.7 miles is not that bad - it's an incline but certainly not a steep straight up climb. I really enjoyed the course. Much of the beginning seems to be a decline or going down with the last half going up in increments. It's all on roads and then a paved trail within some trees. I liked the course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4