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Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run - Run10 Mile

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Washington, Washington, D.C.
United States
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 36m 13s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 6, PB toast, Ensure, potty
Event warmup:

potty, jog to hand in bag at some team's tent (way cool of them) and squeezed in corral

  • 1h 36m 13s
  • 10 miles
  • 09m 37s  min/mile

"Nice" and easy pace. Passing people the whole time. Stupid me put in the wrong expected finish time; no biggie I thought. It was very hard to go faster in the beginning starting in the back and continue to pass without making my RT knee twitchy. A lot of "stop and go" type running made the knee hurt especially at the turns and water stops when folks were doing 45 deg bee-lines to the water. Normally I wouldn't care too much, but it put a lot of strain on my knee. Pain started around Mile 2 and peaked around Mile 7. Sucked it up and got through it.

Chatted with my gf most of the time until Mile 8 when we picked it up. Felt fine at the end. Just barely got into Zone 4 and that was in the end for a few minutes. She did great (longest ever run for her) and it was fun to actually run with someone; she had a goal of 10-min miles and we crushed it. I was hoping that we would get down to 9:30; retrospect, we should have picked it up starting at Mile 5 instead. Wish we could have gone faster in the beginning but too many people are on the course and we kind of just got stuck in the easy groove there for a few miles. Definitely can see the change in the splits at Mile 6.

Not a fun race for me even if I was healthy; the course is fast but way too crowded and the logistics are tough. And the rain sucked a$$. And the shirts are girly. Probably sounds like I'm whinig . . . I am; I hate running in cold rain :) But, it's character building.
What would you do differently?:

eh, wasn't trying to set a PR or anything. Seed myself with the orange folks!
Post race
Warm down:

got to the Metro and headed home; very cold. Wanted to go to pub, but we needed to get back and clean house, do homework, etc.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

people in the way :)

Last updated: 2007-12-06 12:00 AM
01:36:13 | 10 miles | 09m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
9:35, 10:13, 10:14, 10:07, 9:56, 9:42, 9:45, 9:10, 9:02, 8:35 Avg HR = 174 Max HR = 187
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-04-06 2:54 PM

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King George, VA
Subject: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

2008-04-06 3:06 PM
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Sneaky Slow
Herndon, VA,
Subject: RE: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
Yeah, dude.  Next time, do orange.  Nice race today.  Was it chilly enough for ya?
2008-04-07 8:31 AM
in reply to: #1318984

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Reston, VA
Subject: RE: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
Sorry I missed you at the race.

Next time we will definitely have to hang out.

Great job out there today and good to see you running again.
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