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American Tobacco Trail 10 Miler - Run10 Mile

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Apex, North Carolina
United States
North Carolina RoadRunners Club and Inside Out Sports
62F / 17C
Total Time = 1h 09m 30s
Overall Rank = 22/309
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/28
Pre-race routine:

Woke up around 5, had a peanut butter and honey sandwich about 5:45.
Event warmup:

Loaded the mountain bike on the truck and headed out at 7:05. Parked at Wimberley and rode the ~2 miles up to race start. Got my chip, ate 1/4 of a banana, chatted with some folks I knew. Did a brief jog warmup with some strides and pickups. Saw a 4-point buck crossing the trail, stopped to take that in. Left IT band was a little twingy...

Then we trekked over to race start, we were almost late to the line!!
  • 1h 09m 30s
  • 10 miles
  • 06m 57s  min/mile

After much discussion this week, I have decided to give BQ-time a go next weekend. Thus, today was treated more as a last long tempo. That 6:04 (and the 6:18) were just too silly fast. My goal was to go for a 1:10. When I saw the first two miles, I tried to throttle it way back. Hard to do in a race right? The result is that I let a couple of guys past for AG positions, so I had a chance (slim) at 3rd place if I'd have kept the hammer down. But might would have done more damage than it's worth.
What would you do differently?:

Don't go out so danged fast!!
Post race
Warm down:

walked around a bit, hung around the finish to cheer in some folks, then walked over and got some Gatorade and a bagel wedge, plus some fig newtons

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Self-imposed pace restrictions.

Event comments:

A very fun race, nice scenery, fun to race where you train, right?

Last updated: 2008-08-27 12:00 AM
01:09:30 | 10 miles | 06m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/28
Overall: 22/309
Performance: Good
Mile splits (these are quite funny): 6:04 (following Douglas Liming...) 6:18 6:50 6:55 6:58 decided to pretty much shut it down here 7:09 7:26 7:08 7:17 7:21
Course: Mostly flat, a little grade here and there, but just about as flat as you can get.
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-10-25 11:56 AM

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Apex, NC
Subject: American Tobacco Trail 10 Miler

2008-10-25 12:17 PM
in reply to: #1765627

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Cary, NC
Subject: RE: American Tobacco Trail 10 Miler

Nice race and great self control.

Best of luck next weekend while trying to BQ on a tough course.

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