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Inside-Out Sports Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 8K - Run8k

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Cary, North Carolina
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 41m 41s
Overall Rank = 277/642
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 30/51
Pre-race routine:

It was all I could do to get the family ready and out of the house to go get ready to race.
Event warmup:

I ran the mile fun run with my daughter. Sh ran around a 10:20, so I did the same. My son ran the mile also, and did an 8:32.
  • 41m 41s
  • 5.02 miles
  • 08m 18s  min/mile

I went out too fast last year, so I tried to keep it under control. My goal was to break 45:00 just three weeks before, but I did a training run under 45:00, so I decided to look into McMillan Calculator to see what pace I should do to be on track for a 4:15 marathon. It was 43:07 or 8:40/mile pace.
I felt pretty good through 4 miles, but the last mile was very tough. I even walked for 15-20 seconds up a hill at the start of mile 5. During the last mile, I picked up speed and got my pace to around 8:30, but I was spent at the end of the race.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I beat my goal pace by 20 seconds/mile and I beat last years time by almost 5 minutes.
Post race
Warm down:

I found my kids and waited for my wife to finish. she beat her last years time by 5:00 as well.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think I ran at a good pace and kept it pretty steady for the race. It felt great to be passing people even in the last mile where last year I was toast at that point of the race and got passed on an uphill by a woman pushing a double stroller with two kids in it.

Event comments:

This race is just 3 miles from the house and it is a great family tradition and a great way to start off Thanksgiving Day.

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Last updated: 2008-11-27 12:00 AM
00:41:41 | 05.02 miles | 08m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 30/51
Overall: 277/642
Performance: Good
Mile 1 - 8:17 Mile 2 - 8:28 Mile 3 - 8:18 Mile 4 - 7:58 Mile 5 - 8:31 Average HR - 150 Max HR - 164
Course: Race runs through the Preston neighborhood in Cary. Fairly flat with a few hills.
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-11-27 8:24 PM

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Cary, NC
Subject: Inside-Out Sports Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 8K
The results in the race report are unnofficial.  The time and distance are from my Garmin.  The pictures above are my family of superheroes.

Edited by kapinto 2008-11-27 8:26 PM

2008-11-30 5:39 PM
in reply to: #1829115

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Chapel Hill, NC
Subject: RE: Inside-Out Sports Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 8K
Awesome race and race report. That's great that your whole family is into running. That will pay big dividends later for your children to grow up in a healthy exerciser family.
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