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33rd Annual Columbia River Classic - Run10 Mile

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Richland, Washington
United States
Total Fitness Connection
46F / 8C
Total Time = 1h 33m 24s
Overall Rank = 27/42
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/12
Pre-race routine:

My normal waffles with peanut butter and maple syrup for breakfast.:) We went to the Richland Community Center to register about 8:00am, got registered then sat in the car for awhile to stay warm. At 9:15 we watched the 2 mile start and walked over to the finish line to cheer on the early finishers.
Event warmup:

Not much, jogged over to the 10 mile start and tried to stay warm until race start
  • 1h 33m 24s
  • 10 miles
  • 09m 20s  min/mile

I watched most the pack leave me in the dust. So I glanced at my garmin and I was at a 9:20 pace, fast enough for me so I tried not to worry about getting left behind and just ran my own race. I felt good at the 9:20 pace or so and stayed right around that for the first 7 miles. I picked up the pace the last 3 miles and averaged about a 9:00 minute mile pace for the last three. I could feel my plantar fascitis a bit, but it wasn't bad and overall I felt really good. Not a whole lot to say, this was a great race for me.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit to let my hr come down

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to build more of a run base, and do more speed work

Event comments:

It was a good race course and well organized, but there wasn't much for post race activities, and there were only three water stations with only water.

Last updated: 2008-11-04 12:00 AM
01:33:24 | 10 miles | 09m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/42
Performance: Good
avg hr 166 max 191
Course: Mostly flat course on paved street and multi use path
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-11-10 2:14 PM

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Silverton, Oregon
Subject: 33rd Annual Columbia River Classic

2008-11-11 11:49 AM
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Subject: RE: 33rd Annual Columbia River Classic

Nice pace!  Glad the rain stopped for you.  I don't think I'd ever want to run 10 miles in 45 rainy degrees.  I wouldn't be able to stay warm!  Do you think you'll do this race again?


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