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Pacific Spirit Run - Run

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Vancouver, British Columbia
Tapestry Foundation
13C / 55F
Total Time = 39m 32s
Overall Rank = 7/1010
Age Group = 20-39
Age Group Rank = 5/147
Pre-race routine:

Walked with Carolyn to race-site!!!
Just warmed-up a little, even though I hate warm up!
  • 39m 32s
  • 10 kms
  • 03m 57s  min/km

So wasn't feeling it from the start, hadn't even gotten to the 1km mark before I was feeling it!! I think it was a combination of the humidity and just overall exhaustion from training lately!

So I got on to the trails and was feeling like I got into a rhythm that felt much more natural then on the paths leading up to the trails. I started in the lead group and kinda fell back from the leaders as I got onto the trails, since they were bustin' it out at the beginning. I stayed back quite a bit and just kind of "neck and necked" it for the first 5km approximately. Then the guys who started out fast kinda fell back since they were gunning it super early. Passed a few guys, got passed by them back, and just back and forth right until the end!

Didn't feel good at all, and I was surprised to be under 40 on a dirt course! There was a point in the run where there wasn't an aid station for about 3 km, so I felt a little dehydrated at the end, even though there was an aid station at the 8.5km mark.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more water the day before maybe?

Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around! Ate a few bananas and waited for Carolyn to finish! She was under her goal time of 1 hour (57:22 :D)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of aid stations for 3km
Not preparing for the race training wise!

Event comments:

Great race! Was super fun and for a good cause (Dementia awareness)

Last updated: 2008-04-27 12:00 AM
00:39:32 | 10 kms | 03m 57s  min/km
Age Group: 5/147
Overall: 7/1010
Performance: Good
Course: Through the Pacific Spirit trails!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-05-10 6:40 PM

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Subject: Pacific Spirit Run

2008-05-12 10:28 AM
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Pitt Meadows, BC
Subject: RE: Pacific Spirit Run
Nice job Derek, I was wondering if you ended up doing this race or not! Nice finish too, 7 out of over 1000 is awesome! Congrats, now 3 more weeks until Oliver, can't wait!!
2008-05-12 4:59 PM
in reply to: #1394312

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Port Moody, BC
Subject: RE: Pacific Spirit Run
Dude! Man that's fast, I can't even drive that fast! Way to go, nice run.
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