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Breckenridge Independence Day 10K Trail Race - Run10k

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Breckenridge , Colorado
United States
Breckenridge Recreation District
50F / 10C
Total Time = 44m 20s
Overall Rank = 10/300ish
Age Group = 40-50
Age Group Rank = 2/?
Pre-race routine:

Had a chocolate chip muffin and coffee on the way to Breckenridge and then met up with Mollyworld, Drewulu, Freckleface, and fildiablo. Signed up for the race and hung out until it was time to go to the starting line.
Event warmup:

  • 44m 20s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

I shouldn't have had the Chocolate Chip Muffin... I should have stayed with my usual pre-race meal of a Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Pop Tart because I had side stitches and and an upset stomach the entire race. Also, I was very fatigued today. I think all of the racing over the last month has me tired because I fell twice. The first fall was right at mile one and I was passed by 5 or 6 guys. This pretty much ruined my race because now I was stuck behind 3 or 4 slower guys who I could not pass because of the nature of the single track. It took me about a 1/2 mile to re-pass the group and by that time I was way out of contention of an AG win and/or a top 5 finish (1st/5th last year). Still I ran as hard as I could and I did pass a few more people on the uphill 1st half. I passed a guy/coach who most of the spectators and volunteers seemed to know and stayed ahead of him to the top... he was strong and for a while tried to overtake me. Once we hit the downhill single track I dusted him off despite another fall (OUCH!).
I finished strong but was nearly 2 minutes slower than last year. This might be because the course was changed slightly or because I got stuck behind some slower runners after my fall or because I had stomach issues or all of these things or I just didn't have my speed do to a bit of fatigue.F
Post race
Event comments:

Fun race and day. I love the 4th at Breckenridge... Free PBRs for everyone!

Last updated: 2009-07-06 12:00 AM
00:44:20 | 06.21 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/?
Overall: 10/300ish
AVG HR 156
Course: Steep climb on singletrack
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2009-07-06 11:21 AM

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Conifer, Colorado
Subject: Breckenridge Independence Day 10K Trail Race

2009-07-06 4:10 PM
in reply to: #2264631

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Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Breckenridge Independence Day 10K Trail Race

well, you changed your pre-race meal, fell twice, and were bottlenecked by some slower runner's but still finished top 10.  Not to bad for a less than perfect race for you.  Nice job!  Glad they had your PBR at the post race festivities...

2009-07-06 8:15 PM
in reply to: #2264631

Iron Donkey
, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Breckenridge Independence Day 10K Trail Race

I wanna visit Breckenridge again.  My wife's uncle had a condo at the end of the 4 O'Clock run!  Beautiful place!

Did the altitude affect you, or were you there for a couple of days and acclimated quickly?

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