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Crescent City Classic - Run10k

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New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
The Crescent City Fitness foundation
56F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 07m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Coffee, bagel, shower, shave. Short drive to City Park, found a decent place to park even though the city had closed off the neutral ground on Marconi. The five of us got on the first bus to the Quarter and the start.
Event warmup:

Walking on the river, then the porta potty dance. Finished the last visit and went straight to the race start.
  • 1h 07m 7s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile

Plan was to stay with the twins, to walk the first mile to let the crowd thin a bit, jog four miles, then every man for himself for the final 1.2. When we got to the start, we waited a few seconds until the clock counted up to 8:00, then started walking.

First mile was crowded, but we weaved through it with me in front and the boys trailing. Even walking, we must have passed a thousand people in the first mile. Got to the water station/clock at Mile 1 a little short of 14 minutes, and started jogging, about a 10-10:30 pace. Passed Angel just before Mile 2, shortly thereafter Dakota started to complain about knee pain. I really think he was just tired or unmotivated, but we stopped to walk a couple times. Finally he decided he would wait for mama. Turned out he was a pain for her as well, and ended up cutting the course just so he could finish.

Dante' and I continued and had a great old time. He ran through all the sprinklers, waved at the costumers along the way, ate a devil dog at mile 4, and did a good job of keeping pace. At about 4.5 miles, he started to pick it up, so I gave him some last minute instructions and let him go. I also picked it up a little, but he beat me by over two minutes. I told him next year we'd train together and shoot to go below an hour.
What would you do differently?:

Train, if I could. This is probably the furthest I've run since Cajun Cup in November.
Post race
Warm down:

Found Dante' at the finish, got a water and a Gatorade and went into the stadium. Found some jambalaya, CheeWees, Zapp's chips and other goodies, then finally found Dylan, Angel and Dakota and headed to the car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training. ;)

Event comments:

Best race in NO, nice course, 15,000+ participants, big party after. this has become an annual family outing.

Last updated: 2008-03-17 12:00 AM
01:07:07 | 06.21 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Starts in front of Jackson Square, Decatur to Poydras to Rampart to Esplanade to City Park Avenue, then back on Dreyfous to NOMA and up Roosevely Mall to the finish near Tad Gormley Stadium.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-03-22 3:18 PM

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Subject: Crescent City Classic

2008-03-22 4:00 PM
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New Orleans
Subject: RE: Crescent City Classic

Nice job John. It was a great time out there today. I looked for you guys after the race in the bleachers, but no luck. Hopefully we'll catch each other at the next one.

Glad you and the family had a good time. If there's any race to have fun at, that's the one! 

2008-03-27 6:54 AM
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McKinney, TX
Subject: RE: Crescent City Classic
Nice job, John!  At least Dante' had a good time!  Glad to see you back running again!
2008-03-27 5:42 PM
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Herndon VA
Subject: RE: Crescent City Classic

Hey Bear,

It's good to see you back running.  It sounds like a great way for the family to spend some time together.


2008-03-28 5:48 PM
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Long Island, NY
Subject: RE: Crescent City Classic

Hey Bear! Great to see you're running again.  How did/does the PF feel?

I hope to do events with my boys when they get older too!

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