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NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K - Run10k

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New York, New York
United States
New York Road Runners
30F / -1C
Total Time = 53m 35s
Overall Rank = 1839/
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 202/
Pre-race routine:

Left the house around 6:30, took the train up to the park. The funny thing about New York on race days is that everyone on the subway at that hour is wearing tights and running shoes and carrying a backpack. It always amuses me for some reason.
Met Kristin (LazyMarathoner) at a Starbucks and had a coffee.
It's been so long since I've used my Garmin that I couldn't remember how to set up the virtual training partner that I always use to pace myself in road races, so it was basically just a very large HRM.
Event warmup:

By the time we got our bags dropped off and stripped down to our running clothes, the race had aready started. We ran across the park and jumped into the corral before the last runner crossed. I had no time at all to stretch, and was thinking throughout the first mile, "If I reinjure myself, I am the stupidest person alive."
  • 53m 36s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 39s  min/mile

I started very slowly and, in general, really didn't push at all until the last mile. This is the first race I've done since the NYC Tri in July and the longest outdoor run since the tear in my calf was diagnosed in August. I was hoping to finish with a sub-9:00 effort and I did. I think I could have run a little faster, but I'm not unhappy with the results.
What would you do differently?:

I should have stretched beforehand. That was foolhardy and I won't make that mistake again. I'm sure I could have pushed a faster pace in retrospect, but I wasn't going for a PR--just wanted to get myself back into the racing game again. It's been a while.
Post race
Warm down:

Hurried to the baggage area and got dressed, waited around for Kristin (who, it turns out, was waiting around for us.) Headed home on the train.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The injury. Lack of run training over the past 6-8 months.

Event comments:

NYRR races are always good. This was a crowded one, but it was fine. If I had started when I was supposed to, I wouldn't have been behind so many slower people.

Last updated: 2008-11-15 12:00 AM
00:53:36 | 06.2 miles | 08m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 202/
Overall: 1839/
Performance: Average
Lap 1 (2 miles-- forgot to hit the button at mile 1) : 17:54:66 = ~8:57/mile Lap 3--8:39:44 Lap 4--8:40:60 Lap5--8:48:49 Lap 6--7:57:03 Lap 7 --1:36
Course: One loop of CP, counter-clockwise, which I think is the easy way. I passed up all the water stations.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-12-07 9:29 PM

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Brooklyn, NY
Subject: NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K

2008-12-08 3:08 PM
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Subject: RE: NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Awesome job!!!  And YAY for not re-injuring yourself!!
2008-12-08 4:42 PM
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Melon Presser
Subject: RE: NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K

Great job, especially since you wanted to just get your feet wet again--you did really well.

And you got to meet up with Kristin? I'm so jealous!

2008-12-09 9:30 PM
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Brooklyn, NY
Subject: RE: NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
Nice race JMK! Just think, in the future we'll be meeting up in the hood and taking the train to Manhattan together. So, this Saturday, be sure to stretch!
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