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Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women - Run10k

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Boston, Massachusetts
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 00m 8s
Overall Rank = 2417/5254
Age Group = F 30-39
Age Group Rank = 757/1545
Pre-race routine:

Cereal and banana, pack change of clothes and walk .5 mi to the RedLine.
Event warmup:

Missed the organized warm-up, so mine consisted of pacing back and forth trying to spot friends or BT members on the green and minimal stretching.
  • 1h 00m 8s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

Tough moment around mile 4, confidence flat by mile 5 despite great performance and by far a 10k PR.
What would you do differently?:

Stretch more in the days before, switch up shorts or use body glide to avoid the painful inner thigh chafe!! Owie!!
Post race
Warm down:

Wander around food aisle, stuffing fruit cups and sports drinks into bag followed by a 1.5 mile walk to lunch then a 2 mile walk home. Stretching TBD.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Limited stretching in days prior - need more yoga days to loosen up tight hams and calves.

Event comments:

The largest all women's road race in the country - amazing the event is managed so well every year! Great, deceptively challenging course that I'd recommend to any woman training toward a first or any 10k. This is my third year, and I plan to make it back to 4 and beyond.

Last updated: 2008-10-12 12:00 AM
01:00:08 | 06.21 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 757/1545
Overall: 2417/5254
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat, but a couple long gradual hills and two mentally challenging, sharp turn-arounds.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-10-13 4:20 PM

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