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Silver Comet 10K - Run10k

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Mableton, Georgia
United States
Silver Comet
Total Time = 49m 46s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Normal PBJ Waffle and Green Tea.
Event warmup:

Light stretching
  • 49m 46s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

This was a near-perfect race for me, both physically and mentally. I know this course very well, which helped me know how to pace it effectively. Started just under my target pace (8:02), the gentle rolling hills were just enough to warm up my legs. The second mile has a short hill, where I knew I would be a little slower, but I didn't want to push too hard up the hill. After the turn onto the trail - it's fairly downhill until the last mile.

I tried not to think too far ahead during the race, really focusing on one mile at a time. I was surprised every time I checked my watch to see the pace sub 8:00. By the last mile, I was tired, but knew I had a shot at sub-50 and just focused on that goal. I have no idea how I picked up the pace at the end, but seeing that clock tick toward 50:00 really helped. :)

I wondered at the end if I could have run a little faster, but I was pretty dead after I crossed the finish line (so probably not). I had honestly expected somewhere in the 51:00 range for this race, so this was a huge thrill!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - I think this was a well executed race.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to the busses - not much. Should have stretched more, but it was cold. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing - great race!

Event comments:

One of my favorite races every year. The course is perfect for a PR and the race is well organized. Chili after the race is always a hit, although I'm never hungry after a 10K. :)

Last updated: 2009-03-01 12:00 AM
00:49:46 | 06.21 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Lap Data 1 07m 56s 1.00 miles 07m 56s /mile 175 182 ; 2 08m 04s 1.00 miles 08m 04s /mile 184 190 ; 3 08m 00s 1.00 miles 08m /mile 184 187 ; 4 07m 58s 1.00 miles 07m 58s /mile 183 186 ; 5 07m 57s 1.00 miles 07m 57s /mile 187 189 ; 6 07m 54s 1.00 miles 07m 54s /mile 190 193 ; 7 01m 49s 0.25 miles 07m 17s /mile 193 197 ;
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2009-04-06 12:49 PM

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Marietta, GA
Subject: Silver Comet 10K

2009-04-07 9:58 AM
in reply to: #2065749

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Subject: RE: Silver Comet 10K
Nice run Heather! Congrats!
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