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Cleveland Marathon / Half / 10 K (Run 10K) - Run10k

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Cleveland, Ohio
United States
Total Time = 1h 06m 27s
Overall Rank = 1872/2830
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 153/194
Pre-race routine:

Got into Cleveland about 5:45am, with so many participant, over 9300, I needed t be sure I could get a decent place to park. It was windy and cold! Walk down to start area, found a nice warm steam vent to stand over and waited for the marathon and 1/2 marathon runner to start.
Event warmup:

Did some light stretching. with all the wind and 49 degrees, just waited until right before start to warm up.
  • 1h 06m 27s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 10m 43s  min/mile

(Let me premise this report by informing you I just started running in February, not completing my first treadmill 5k until March.)

Really didn't know what te expect. This is just my second ever road race and first 10k. I made up my mind going in that I would concentrate on my pace and not really pay attention to everyone else around me.

The start was extremely crowded. I started in the middle to back of the group since I knew I was doing my own thing and not really looking to "race." With that in mind, I got into my pace right away and passed many many people before the first turn, just worked my way through the crowd.

I made it a point to personally track my splits, and given the difference between my watch time and the official time is only 1 sec., these splits should be pretty reliable:

1st mile= 10:36
2nd= 10:42
3rd= 10:49
4th= 10:33
5th= 10:49
6.2= 12:55 All uphill!!!!!!

With these splits, keep in mind, part of my plan was to walk the water stations until I was good with my fluid intake. Running a drinking doesn't work for me too well.

Overall, all was excellent! My goal was 1:15, and I was able to finish in 1:06. I'm very happy!
What would you do differently?:

Maybe not start so far toward the back. Lost some time in the first 2 miles constantly working through all the traffic, including the walkers.
Post race
Warm down:

Got some of the spread offered, walked around over to the half marathon course and waited for some friend to cheer them on.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing, did exactly what I hoped i could do.

Event comments:

Thanks to all who assisted in making this race one to remember! All the volenteers and spectators cheering everyone on were great!

Thank you everyone.

Last updated: 2009-05-13 12:00 AM
01:06:27 | 06.2 miles | 10m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 153/194
Overall: 1872/2830
Performance: Good
Course: Realtively flat with an little more than average uphill to finish. Out and back format.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2009-05-17 12:59 PM

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Subject: Cleveland Marathon / Half / 10 K (Run 10K)

2009-05-18 2:40 PM
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Madison, Wiscansin
Subject: RE: Cleveland Marathon / Half / 10 K (Run 10K)
Hey nice job on the race. You crushed your goal time.
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