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10K Trail Run - Carkeek Park - Run10k

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Seattle, Washington
United States
Northwest Trail Runs
Total Time = 1h 30m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

light breakfast early, talked myself back into going several times, drove to the start/registration tent
Event warmup:

got there early, stretched a little - jogged to the porta potty - jogged back to the pre-race briefing.
  • 1h 30m
  • 6.2 miles
  • 14m 31s  min/mile

I walked up the steepest hills - I'm just not in good enough shape to run up steep hills yet. I did manage to find 'extra steam' when running back down the hills.
What would you do differently?:

more hill training - as usual.
Post race
Warm down:

had to jump in the car and get my son to soccer...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

training. It's that simple

Event comments:

This was my first ever trail run AND my first ever 10k. I had my doubts. Even while running I had my doubts. But I did it. I really did it. The course is 2 loops and after I finished the first loop, I had talked myself out of the second one but everyone at the finish line was so encouraging and my son was there - I went for it. At several spots in the second loop, I gave myself permission to quit. Just turn around and walk back out of the woods. I kept giving myself small goals and finally DID reach the finish line - all 10k's under my belt! And I wasn't last. a couple minutes after I finished, 2 more runners came in. And there were several runners who didn't finish.
I'm proud of my run. I CAN do this!

Last updated: 2008-11-09 12:00 AM
01:30:00 | 06.2 miles | 14m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: loop through the woods, over downed trees, lots of steep uphills and switchbacks. Muddy and wet but well marked.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-11-09 10:26 PM

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