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Robbie Burns 8K - Run8k

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Burlington, Ontario
The Burlington Runners Club
-24C / -11F
Total Time = 42m 40s
Overall Rank = 292/693
Age Group = Men 50 - 54
Age Group Rank = 39/57
Pre-race routine:

Had oatmeal for breakfast at about 6:15am and got to the site early, went through registration and got everything set up. Hung around the school to keep warm and had the power bar that was part of the race kit.
Event warmup:

5 Minutes before start time, jogged to start
  • 42m 40s
  • 8 kms
  • 05m 20s  min/km

Had no expectations for this race. Basically, due to the cold and runs earlier in the week, I expected to complete in about 48 minutes. Was in the middle of the pack for start and kept the first 1K to about a 6 minute pace. Then slowly increased the pace for the rest of the race. I didn't wear a garmin, just a timer, and I think this help, because it forced me to run by feel.

Maybe the increased performance could be attributed to the power bar or oatmeal before the run whic were new strategies to me. Will need to experiment with this.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Headed straight back to the school and had food and water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Good race, well organized as usual.

Last updated: 2009-01-25 12:00 AM
00:42:40 | 08 kms | 05m 20s  min/km
Age Group: 39/57
Overall: 292/693
Performance: Good
Course: Circuit on the streets of Burlington
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-01-25 12:32 PM

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