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Robbie Burns 8K - Run8k

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Burlington, Ontario
The Burlington Runners Club
-4C / 25F
Total Time = 45m 14s
Overall Rank = 380/608
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 44/52
Pre-race routine:

Had a breakfast of 3 poached eggs and traveled down to Burlington with a couple of race friends and got there about 1hr 15 minutes before race start.

Had plenty of time to get race kit, bib and chip. Hung out until about 20 minutes before race time.
Event warmup:

Did a slow warmup of about 1k to loosen the legs and then lined up in the middle of the pack.
  • 45m 14s
  • 8 kms
  • 05m 39s  min/km

Felt good. Kept a good pace, and breathing was good. A PB for the 8K distance. Shaved almost 3 minutes off last years race time.
What would you do differently?:

I ran a good race, but I took two walk breaks after the 5k marker. I think I should have and in hind sight, could have continued running. There wasn't too much of reason for the walk breaks other I was afraid I would put too much pressure on my achilles and cause and injury.
Post race
Warm down:

A little light stretching and walking around to get food etc.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

A couple of walk breaks, that I should have missed.

Event comments:

Great race with lots of support. It was nice to shave almost 3 minutes off my previous time for this race.

Last updated: 2008-01-10 12:00 AM
00:45:14 | 08 kms | 05m 39s  min/km
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/608
Performance: Good
Course: Fairly flat, street course. Minor hill on the last 2K along lake shore before turning to return to the finish line. Then a minor, but fairly long, grade to the finish line
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-01-27 11:51 AM

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