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Groton Road Race - Run10k

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Groton, Massachusetts
United States
Florence Roche/ Boutwell PTA.
Total Time = 55m 46s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I got up after a good night of sleep and really trying to kill myself the day before moving compost around the yard, I got up, had some fruit, then had a bagel on the way to the race.
Event warmup:

Walked to the race from the truck, got my number and had milled around a bit. Went to the shortest pee box lines ever! Was awesome! Stood around with my wife and a few others. I then got ready to run.
  • 55m 46s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile

I felt great until the big hill. My first mile felt a bit fast and I looked at my watch and felt like I was off my race plan. I kept trying to dial it back a little, but found that i just seemed to keep going faster than planned and felt good. Around the 3rd mile, I felt my legs from moving the compost and other crap the day before. I powered up a good hill on mile 4 and then hit a huge downhill. I realized I was flying down the hill and tried to slow down a bit. It was the only mistake I made of the day. I locked my left leg and felt it reverberate all the way upto a spot in my back that has given my problems. Once i shook that off, I took the big hill in stride and powered past a bunch of people. Only a couple of people passed me from that point on. As I came to the final bit, I tried to kick the pace and really didn't have the legs. I backed off and then kicked it for the last 200 yards.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Felt great and PR'd.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited for the Mrs. Got VERY COLD and then got my legs rubbed by the cute massage girl :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Post race activites were great for the 5k, but most people had left.

Last updated: 2008-04-10 12:00 AM
00:55:46 | 06.21 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
0-1 - 8:45 1-2 - 8:49 2-3 - 8:55 3-4 - 9:11 4-5 - 9:06 5-6 - 9:01 6+ - 1:55
Course: The course was much more hilly than I thought it woudl be, why did I think that, I don't know as the race said rolling hills. There was a huge hill at mile 5, or at least I felt it was huge, and there were a bunch of rollers that were fun. Except for a couple, it seemed like whenver there was a hard uphill, at just about the right time was a down hill. I tried to attack the downs, and just keep a very good pace on the uphills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-04-27 8:02 PM

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Worcester, MA
Subject: Groton Road Race

2008-04-29 7:29 PM
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Worcester, MA
Subject: RE: Groton Road Race
great race, congrats on your PR.   thanks for sic'ing the waterstop cheerleaders on me. 
2008-04-29 8:44 PM
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Congrats on PB and awesome race!

Fun you guys do these together 

2008-04-30 5:30 AM
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You know, sometimes I found downhill more difficult to deal with, especially a long one.  It's harder on your legs. 

Congrats on your great pace.  Sub 9 min!!!  Whoohoo. 

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