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Vancouver, BC
8C / 46F
Total Time = 56m 33s
Overall Rank = 8450/48037
Age Group = F25-29
Age Group Rank = 467/4028
Pre-race routine:

Went to sleep early at 10:00pm and up at 6:20am. Drove down to the race with Hans and Blanche. Had Vector with banana and skim milk for breakfast at 6:20am and an Oatmeal bar about half an hour before the race began (8:30am). Wore a hooded jacket, t-shirt and pants and kept warm waiting for the race to begin.
Event warmup:

Jogged on the spot for a bit.
  • 56m 33s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 40s  min/km

Okay, so not an official time yet, but my watch time said 56:33.42.

Just got my offical time and it was 56:33, so I guess I've become very good at using my watch. I don't know any age group or M/F placing yet as it wasn't in the paper, but maybe it will be on the Internet tomorrow.

The run went well for me. I ended up doing the first kilometer in 5:21 and the first mile in about 8.5 minutes. The first two kilometers (or at least the first one) are downhill though. I usually gain time in the first couple kilometers of this race. Of course you have more energy too and you go a bit faster to try to dodge people.

I felt a bit slower on the Burrard street bridge this year than in previous years, but my time at Burrard Street was better than it was in previous years too so I guess I was using more energy before the bridge (5-6km mark) and getting a better time because of it, so that is good.

I think the 7km - 9km is where I slowed down a bit, but then I was able to kick it up again at kilometer 9. A couple of times I actually felt like I was going to throw up and I've never felt that way before. I felt quite tired when I finally stopped and didn't have any energy left at all. Again I felt like I could throw up. So I guess it means that I didn't have any energy left and ran the race as fast as I could?
What would you do differently?:

I should incorporate more hill training into my running. I'm also going to try to take split times with my stop watch.
Post race
Warm down:

Some light stretching in some very cramped quarters at BC place. Also did a lot of walking around and a bit of a walk back to the car.

Ate a mini-bagel, banana, orange slice and yogurt drink in BC place, then two poached eggs and three small pancakes for breakfast afterward.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I guess just more training.

Event comments:

Fun race. It's the biggest 10km in Canada and the second largest in North America, I think? Also your results go in the paper.

Last updated: 2005-04-12 12:00 AM
00:56:33 | 10 kms | 05m 40s  min/km
Age Group: 0/4028
Overall: 8451/48037
Course: Scenic course with lots of bands to keep you going.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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] 4

2005-04-18 6:16 PM

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Vancouver, BC
Subject: Vancouver Sun Run

2005-04-19 1:27 AM
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2005-04-19 9:23 AM
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Winston-Salem, NC
Subject: RE: Vancouver Sun Run
Great race, great time! 48,000+ Woooooo Hooo, how do you start a race like that? I just ran one with only 300+ and a couple of racers fell at the start.
2005-04-19 4:16 PM
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Virginia Beach, VA
Subject: RE: Vancouver Sun Run
Great race Jen!  48k people is insane!  I thought 30k at the Marine Corps Marathon this year was going to be out of hand.  I bet you could have gone just a tiny bit said you only FELT like you were going to throw up.  When you actually do throw up at the end you know you 've reached the linit
2005-04-20 4:31 PM
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Vancouver, BC
Subject: RE: Vancouver Sun Run
Thanks guys. 48,000 people is insane, but when I enter, I estimate my start time to be at the front of the pack, so that way I don't have to dodge too many people. I doubt you can tell the difference between 30,000 and 48,000.

So I guess I could have pushed a bit harder but I didn't want to burn out and besides how can you throw up with 48,000 people around?

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