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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
Get in Gear
50F / 10C
Total Time = 39m 33s
Overall Rank = 122/
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 8/
Pre-race routine:

Driving to off site parking and took shuttle bus in. A little anxious about weather and talked with Aimee about layering on the bus. Had Hammer Bar, bottle of water, Red Bull Cola (caffiene fix). Thirty minute before race took Gel pack and found bathroom
Event warmup:

Didn't do much runing - got in shorts and race top, jogged for a bout 3 minutes and did a few strides. I was feeling ok, and did some light stretching
  • 39m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 22s  min/mile

From the first mile on (6:20) i didn't feel sharp. I was consistent staying within reach of the group ahead. The miles seemed to take FOREVER. I got a boost just past 5K and 4th/5th miles were good. Last mile was over a bridge and into the park, i was running strong , it was an all out effort and took everything i had.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I wouldn't run 15 miles on wed or bike 23 on thurs if this was an A race
Post race
Warm down:

Ran back to 5K course to see Aimee come in. jogged a bit with her

What limited your ability to perform faster:

travel - overtraining this week - chinese dinner night before race - sleeping on a futon

Event comments:

The weather was good despite crummy forecast. This race always draws alot of great talent.

Last updated: 2009-02-09 12:00 AM
00:39:33 | 06.21 miles | 06m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/
Overall: 122/
Performance: Good
No splits - didn't wear a watch - gave it to aimee to wear for her 5K
Course: Nice course through the park and along the River on both sides. Cross 2 bridges, some slight inclines, but really nice
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2009-04-26 9:41 AM

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Racine, WI
Subject: Get in Gear - 10K

2009-04-27 9:18 AM
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, Minnesota
Subject: RE: Get in Gear - 10K

Nice job for it not being an A race!  The weather did turn out to be great.

2009-04-27 4:11 PM
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A farming town in MN
Subject: RE: Get in Gear - 10K
Nice race Steve!  Instead of Chinese food, I had steak the night before!

Glad all went well for you.  Weather gave us a break.  Hope to see you in a few upcoming races.
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