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Chattahoochee Road Runners' 10K Road Race - Run10k


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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Chattahoochee Road Runners
50F / 10C
Overcast
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 968/1621
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 91/128
Pre-race routine:

Woke up a bit after 6, dressed, grabbed gear, and headed out the door a bit after 6:30. Arrived at race location with plenty of time to pick up number, evaluate what I wanted to wear (shorts or running tights), chat with a few folks from the "tri world" - Amy, Greg, Elena, Ken, drink a few small cups of water, etc., and then head over to the start area.

I did have one goal: finish <55, so I could be in TG1 at the Peachtree Road Race, and this became my race focus.
Event warmup:

Nothing worth noting
Run
  • 53m 57s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile
Comments:

As I'm running a bit more these days, I'm getting better at noticing the little nuances associated with a given run. This run gets a "so-so" nod in my book.

Though my HR was a bit higher that I would've liked, I "felt" fine. The thing that bothered me the most was my gait - things were not balanced at all. My right footstrike and takeoff felt great; my left footstrike was a complete mess. Instead of a nice smooth land/takeoff, my left foot felt like it was slamming into the ground and acting more like a brake. After a while, my left shin definitely started "speaking" and I imagine above-avg DOMS will hit the left leg.

Everything with both legs felt fine, so I'm completely clueless about why I seemed to be favoring one side over the other. All I know is if I'd been running behind somebody running like I *felt* like I was running, I'd have wondered what was up.
What would you do differently?:

Go out more slowly and try to ease into a steady, balanced, stride. I'd like to see less variety in my mile splits.
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing worth noting. Grabbed a water, ran into A$ and a few other folks, and stood in line to catch a shuttle back to the start. Once back, grabbed some nourishment and chatted with some of the cool kids, said "Ciao" to the gals I used to coach, and headed home to reinsert myself into "RL."

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Beside simple time on the trail, the unbalanced gait (noted above) certainly played a part and perhaps Sunday's long run (longest run I've done in years) impacted things a bit, but nothing notable really.

Event comments:

Good race and one I'd definitely do again, especially now knowing the course




Last updated: 2008-02-28 12:00 AM
Running
00:53:57 | 06.21 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 91/128
Overall: 968/1621
Performance: Average
CRR 10K; splits are a bit schizo: Mile 1: 8:08.6 Mile 2: 8:31.3 Mile 3: 9:03.3 Mile 4: 9:05.9 Mile 5: 8:58.2 Mile 6+.2: 10:09.8 (8:28/mile pace) The fact that the last 1.2 miles (mostly downhill) is not 8:00 or faster pace says I was definitely not 100%.
Course: Point-to-point; flat to gentle rollers to screaming downhill...
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-03-01 1:22 PM

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2008-03-01 3:32 PM
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Congrats on hitting your goal pace.
2008-03-01 6:23 PM
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Congrats on a great race. It was good seeing you out there!
2008-03-01 6:56 PM
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Getting into Time Group 1 is very cool.  Now you get a timing chip for Peachtree Road Race.
2008-03-02 6:28 AM
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Way to go on your time group qualification! : )
2008-03-03 11:20 AM
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Great job.  Peachtree will be fun this year.  Maybe we should do it drunk????


2008-03-03 12:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Chattahoochee Road Runners' 10K Road Race
TG1 - Right on, man! It makes such a difference, you're really gonna be glad you got it out of the way..

Congrats, Lou.

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2008-03-04 7:46 AM
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Nice run. TG1 makes the Peachtree much more fun. Your running is looking very good. I am betting you will break 2 hours at the ING. Good luck.
2008-03-04 4:47 PM
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Nice race, Lou, and congrats on getting that sub 55 you were hoping for!
2008-03-07 11:37 AM
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Nice run Lou. The thing I like about this is that you are starting to notice the little nuances associated with running. That's indicates that you learn from pretty much every step you take. That will only help you going forward. Adjust training, tapering, etc. There's more to this running thing than just putting one foot in front of the other.. just like any sport. Those who master it, are the most successful.
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