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Gobble Gobble Gobble - Run4 Mile

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Somerville, Massachusetts
United States
Somerville Road Runners
45F / 7C
Total Time = 42m 9s
Overall Rank = 1489/2071
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 278/445
  • 42m 9s
  • 4 miles
  • 10m 32s  min/mile

Had to walk a lot more than I would have liked- coughing, blowing nose and just plain feeling pooped.

Despite feeling crappy, I exactly hit my goal I set for myself of 40-42 minutes. That seemed an appropriate exertion level for not having done any serious race training in recent weeks.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more water.
Post race
Warm down:

Warm down at Sligo for a couple of pints with my tremendously fast boyfriend (cut nearly 30 seconds off his avg mile pace today!) and a friend who rode his unicycle over to toast the holidays with us at 10am.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Didn't drink enough water, but that's not what left me hacking and nearly weepy at the bottom of every new hill. This [email protected]#[email protected]#[email protected]#ing cold! I just can't shake it! :(

Event comments:

Organized race, good costumes (bacon and eggs, lots of turkeys, and even one guy dressed as a box of Tofurkey!), great long sleeve race shirts- this is one of my new fav cold weather training layers. Missed out on the organized post-race activities since the line into the Burren was ridiculous, but otherwise thought it was a well-done event.

The course hills are challenging, and I wish I were up for the challenge this time, but perhaps next year I'll be able to do this one illness-free.

Last updated: 2008-11-14 12:00 AM
00:42:09 | 04 miles | 10m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/445
Overall: 0/2071
Performance: Below average
First mile clocked around 9:30 and it felt awful. Backed off the pace on the second, but it still felt way too hard. Got water after the second mile marker and finally had enough hydration to start sweating.
Course: Hills. Followed by more hills. And upon turning the next corner, gasp!, ANOTHER hill!
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2008-11-27 5:40 PM

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