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Prickly Pear 50K & 10 Mile Trail Runs - Run10 Mile

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San Antonio, Texas
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 22m 9s
Overall Rank = 53/366
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/27
Pre-race routine:

Woke at 6:35 did not feel like racing. 2 ensure and a little water at 7:20 too late but didn't have any gastro issues on the run thankfully.
Event warmup:

Stacey dropped me at the park entrance and I jogged/walked the .70 to the start. HR jumped to 155 for the jogging portion. Light stretching and walk to the line. Timing mats at the start adjusted my plan to run the right side to the first turn. Still in the third row at the start but didn't get slowed down.
  • 1h 22m 9s
  • 10 miles
  • 08m 13s  min/mile

Started out too fast (7:36 first mile). I knew it and slowed down but the damage had been done. Decided to push it as long as possible to try to get to 1:20. The technical sections really slow things down so you have to push the flats. Fell at the 5 mi point and scrapped up the hands. Just didn't have any more in me. Satisfied with the race and time. Carried a bottle of acceleraid all the way. Dumped the last out at 9.5. Drank 2 glasses of water at the 6 and 8 mi aid stations.
What would you do differently?:

Train the weeks leading up to the race. Haven't been on a plan for a month and it showed. Weight was up and running fitness was down a little.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around with Stacey and watched the kids on the play ground. I pushed the last mile fairly hard trying to catch a guy who out sprinted me in the end. HR stayed high (above 120) for 7-8 min

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training in the last month and my extra lbs. Time to get serious about my eating habits.

Event comments:

Great fajitas and golden ale. No drawing but that's not why I run it. Tech shirt is a good one.

Last updated: 2009-03-04 12:00 AM
01:22:09 | 10 miles | 08m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/27
Overall: 53/366
Performance: Good
All data averages Watch didn't match to the markers on the course so last lap is short (.29mi) 1 157 343 2 163 353 3 168 357 4 163 403 5 163 359 6 164 405 7 166 404 8 165 440 9 169 432 10 166 433 11 163 426 12 167 417 13 166 404 14 164 416 15 165 415 16 166 420 17 163 416 18 164 420 19 165 414 20 168 207
Course: First mile on road or bike trail last 9 on rocky trails. Some fairly technical. Great course, I enjoy it. Finished 45 of 175 males and 53 of 366 overall
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-03-10 12:07 AM

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