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Odell Run For Fun 10K - Run10k

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Odell, Nebraska
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 52m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Debated about doing this race since rain was predicted. Woke up at 6:00 and checked the weather. No rain in sight so it was a go. Shower. Ate PB&J. Drove to race site.
Event warmup:

Registered for event. Did some light stretching and a short jog to loosen the legs up.
  • 52m 7s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile

As we lined up before the gun went off I kept repeating my mantra of "Run my own race". As the gun sounded we headed south through downtown. Dropped into a comfortable pace. My friend Justin took off like a shot. I had to hold myself back from chasing him. Made it onto the hiway and played leap frog with a woman who was running close to my pace. Started up the first hill and into the wind which was a slight head wind. Didn't push too hard. Justin seemed to be a long ways ahead of me. Found out after the race that he ran a 7:25 first mile compared to a 8:02 for me. Another couple of gradual hills through mile two. Made the corner and headed west from about 2.5 to the turn around. Wind now at our backs to the turnaround. Started to slowly close on Justin. Made the turnaround at 26:22. Wind now in our faces back to the curve. Decided now was the time to start and catch Justin. Pushed hard into the wind and started to reel him in. Caught Justin around mile 4.5 and ran together for a while. At mile 5 started my push to see if he would keep up. He seemed steady but I was pulling away. As I came back into town pushed it extra hard and finished strong. Negative split on the back half by :37. PR for a 10K by 5:23.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder? Not sure if I had anymore to give without blowing up.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and waited for Justin and other finishers. Drank a Gatorade and waited for door prize drawing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training. Need to do more as always.

Last updated: 2008-05-25 12:00 AM
00:52:07 | 06.21 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Mile 1 8:02 Mile 2 8:49 Mile 3.1 9:31 Avg. 8:39 Mile 4 7:57 Avg. 8:50 Mile 5 8:06 Mile 6.2 9:39 Avg. 8:02
Course: Started in downtown Odell. West on Hiway 8 for a short distance and then south on the blacktop to turn around.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-05-28 9:49 AM

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Beatrice, Nebraska
Subject: Odell Run For Fun 10K

2008-05-30 9:53 AM
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Husker Nation
Subject: RE: Odell Run For Fun 10K
w00t w00t! Great run dude! Sounds like a perfect execution to me. And a 5+ minute PR? Daaaang...
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