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Peachtree Road Race 10K - Run10k

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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Atlanta Track Club
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 15m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Overslept and had to hurry to meet up with Erica and Dr. GoodHands. Bagel & PB.

We carpooled down to close to the race start. Parked at my secret, personal location and walked over to the start area.
Event warmup:

The 3/4 mile walk to the start and some very minor stretching...oh yeah...the workout I got just trying to chew the toughest bagel ever produced in a kitchen ANYWHERE in the universe.
  • 1h 15m
  • 6.2 miles
  • 12m 06s  min/mile

With the training base I have right now ....which is NOTHING, I am super pleased with this. Stayed with Dr. GH & Erica and as this was Erica's first 10k (she had never done 6 miles before) we stayed together for the entire run.

Fell into a 4/1 Run/Walk pace pretty quickly and that felt good for all of us and that is what we used the whole race.
What would you do differently?:

Oh..I don't know...maybe train some. This is an EVENT...not a RACE. The only people who "race" this event are Seeded/Sub-Seeded runners usually 40 min and under and a hand full of Kenyans just here for the huge prize money. This is about an Atlanta tradition for 40 years of going out and running with some friends and having breakfast, beer, whatever afterwards then spending the day with the family.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked through the park, got the prized T-Shirt then the long treck to the MARTA station.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1) I'm old
2) I'm slow...make that genetically deficient
3) I didn't train
4) It is crowded as crap

That pretty much covers it.

Event comments:

An Atlanta tradition for 55,000 people. Race sells out in just a few hours now that they have gone to online registration. Great destination race for you out-of-towners. If you ever get the chance to do the world's largest 10k then by all means, take it.

Last updated: 2009-01-28 12:00 AM
01:15:00 | 06.2 miles | 12m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Traditional P'htree course. Downhill for almost 3 miles then up one kicka$$ hill then 2 smaller climbs to a nice downhill finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-07-05 6:33 AM

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Suwanee, Ga.
Subject: Peachtree Road Race 10K

2009-07-06 6:37 PM
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Subject: RE: Peachtree Road Race 10K
55,000 people???????????????

Wow. No wonder you needed a "secret location" for parking, and still had to walk 3/4 of a mile to the start.

Nice run! Great job!

2009-07-07 2:16 AM
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Berkeley, Calif.
Subject: RE: Peachtree Road Race 10K
Wow, that's a lot of people for a 10k (or any race, for that matter). Definitely not the time to PR. EXCELLENT race considering your lack of training! I'd definitely like to join you for it sometime. Let me know when registration opens next year?
2009-07-07 7:10 AM
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Boca Raton, FL
Subject: RE: Peachtree Road Race 10K
You're right it is an event not a race..I did this when I lived in Atl and loved it.   Great day all around! Nice job!
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