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Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run - Run10 Mile

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Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
United States
Credit Union
Total Time = 1h 20m 10s
Overall Rank = 1814/5884
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 316/1013
Pre-race routine:

Two mini bagels with a bit of cream cheese. Banana. 24oz Gatorade. Coffee.
Event warmup:

Walk from cab to corral. Figured I would use the first mile or so as warmup. Longest run this year was 8 miles on the treadmill so I didn't want to waste too much warming up. Got there to late to hit portapotty. Yikes. Figured I'd hit it on the run.
  • 1h 20m 10s
  • 10 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

The first six miles went well. Hit the 10k mark in 49:07 - definitely wanted to be below 50 minutes so that was good. Took a power gel shortly after at the next water station. After that it got tough though. Cardiovascularly, I was in good condition, but my legs were not up to par. The last couple miles the legs felt like cement blocks.
What would you do differently?:

Train more...especially outside. I trained mostly on a 0% incline treadmill. My goal was to be below 1:20. I was so close, but not quite good enough. I definitely felt like I could have pushed it and hit it. Next year my goal is 1:15.
Post race
Warm down:

Wait for friends to finish and grab a muffin, gatorade, water, and FINALLY hit the bathroom! Just kept passing them up and glad I did because it didn't affect me at all during the race.

Then post race meal and drinks at Lauriol Plaza. It's becoming a tradition.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor training.

Event comments:

Only my second 10 miler, but a great event overall. Also have to give a plug to my wife. She kicked a$$!!! 1:14:56 and 51st in her age group. Just plain awesome.

Last updated: 2008-04-08 12:00 AM
01:20:10 | 10 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 316/1013
Overall: 1814/5884
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2008-04-08 5:43 PM

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