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Jacksonville, FL
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 25m 40s
Overall Rank = 3124/7700
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Egg Sandwich 2 hr prior
Power Cookie 1 hour prior & water
E-Gel 30 mins before

Event warmup:

1/2 mile warm up with couple of gliders to get the heart rate moving
  • 1h 25m 40s
  • 9.3 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile

PR for this race...I took 6 minutes off of last years time.
Started struggling in mile 6. I didn't drink water during instead had with me a bottle of Cytomax...that was a mistake...should have just kept water in the bottle.
My achilles was bothering before & is sore, need to take a couple of days off.
What would you do differently?:

Take an additional day off, I could feel tired legs in mile 5. Keep water only in the bottle.
This was still a great run in preparation for St Anthony's, I've improved my pace time and overall, improved on my particular weakness, the run.
Got to keep it going...
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Achilles is sore
General fatigue from the triathlon training schedule

Event comments:

The Gate River Run is a fantastic event for Jacksonville. It is the national 15k championshhip but beyond that the race has grown to 9000 runners (Not all reported their times)and is Jacksonville's biggest spectator event watched by approximately 100,000 people. One of the more enjoyable annual events in Jacksonville, This is the 4th year I've run in this race on this beautiful course.

Last updated: 2005-03-12 12:00 AM
01:25:40 | 9.3 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/7700
Performance: Good
28 min 5k 56 min 10k
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2005-03-12 5:55 PM

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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: Gate River Run

2005-03-14 10:22 AM
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Extreme Veteran
Subject: RE: Gate River Run

Sounds like you had a good race! I came out and did the 1 mile Fun Run with my 10 year old..loads of people were still finishing at 11 when we got there.
2005-03-14 10:26 AM
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Ellsworth, WI
Subject: RE: Gate River Run
Great job! Congrats!
2005-03-14 10:41 PM
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subject: RE: Gate River Run
Great job. Heard there were almost 10,000 people there doing the races. Most have been a nightmare to start.
2008-03-10 8:05 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Gate River Run
Great race. Glad you survived the wind and the bridges. I was near your time.
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