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Virginia Beach Turkey Trot 10K - Run10k

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Virginia Beach, VA
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 53m 55s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 44/62
Pre-race routine:

yogurt smoothie, gatorade and whey drink.
Event warmup:

Light jogging and stretching
  • 53m 55s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 42s  min/mile

Not a great run. Finished 1:30 off my goal time. Felt like I struggled right from the starting gun. I knew things were not going well when I dropped my MP3 player in the first mile and it broke - No music for the race. :(

Legs were tight and I never got a good rhythm during the race. Breathing was also a little heavy. I didn't wear a HR monitor, but I would guess my HR was through the roof. My splits tell the story. I was struggling in the middle and almost considered quitting at the 5K mark.

Even with all these issues, race was still a personal best. Reason is I haven't run this distance race since May and my times have improved significantly since that time.
What would you do differently?:

Allow my body more time to rest before race. I believe my training had a negative effect on this race.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking, catching my breath.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training and rest specifically for this race.

Event comments:

27th annual race. If I am around, I will make this race a Thanksgiving tradition.

Last updated: 2004-11-25 12:00 AM
00:53:55 | 06.2 miles | 08m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 34/62
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
8:21, 8:39, 8:45, 9:07, 8:55, 8:32, (1:32)
Course: 2 lap mostly flat course through local neighborhood. Pretty humid for a November day.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2004-11-25 12:57 PM

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Chesapeake, VA
Subject: Virginia Beach Turkey Trot 10K

2004-11-25 10:13 PM
in reply to: #86550

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Subject: RE: Virginia Beach Turkey Trot 10K
I'm sorry that you felt you had a bad run, but it still is a PB, and look how far you've come. You're doing awesome man!
Good for you for pushing through that last 5k. Sometimes I feel off before I even get started, same as you seemed to. Just got to push on through and do the best we can. Nice work.


ps. sorry too about your mp3 player. What a rotten distraction first thing into a race.
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