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26th Annual Broad Street 10 Mile Run - Run

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Philadelphia, PA
United States
Blue Cross
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 15m 7s
Overall Rank = 1474/12050
Age Group = M 25-29
Age Group Rank = 191/1035
Pre-race routine:

Road a 16 mile TT in the rain on Saturday morning, then ran a 5K after that. And then went on a pub crawl from 3 - 12.

Not exactly the best way to get ready for a race.
Event warmup:

Woke up @ 6am, had coffee and a muffin with PB. Ate a banana and sipped cytomax right up to race start.

It was raining all morning but stopped about 15 minutes before the start.

Weather was perfect for running.

Popped 2 tylenol 8 Hours and 3 Endurolytes.

Consumed a carboom 15 minutes before the race.
  • 1h 15m 7s
  • 10 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

I seeded myself behind the 7 minute pace sign and in front of the 8 minute one. I ran into a friend from college who was running the race for the 1st time. It turned out that we were both shooting for the same time (75 minutes). So she asked if I could pace her and I obliged.

We started out at what I thought was a deent pace. It turns out that I forgot to realize that our chip time was more than a minute behind the clocks, so we really went out fast. I knew this wasn't a pace I could sustain for the whole 10 miles, so I decided to stick with her for 5 and then ease off a bit. What actually happened was that I lasted for 4 and then took it easy from 4-7, just making sure I was under 8 minute splits. At mile 7, I felt good and knew I had less than than 5K to go, so I picked it up for 8, a little more for 9 and turned in my fastest split for the last mile.

And I was really excited b/c I had PR'd by 2:35.
What would you do differently?:

I guess i would have been more fresh had I not ridden a TT or a 5K the day before but no regrets.
Post race
Warm down:

I was soaked, so I immediately proceeded to the gear bus and got changed. Then I consumed a double serving of Endurox and then I walked around the grounds looking for friends.

I also got my BF % tested and the last time I had it down was @ last years race, so it was icing on the cake to see that I dropped from 15.2 to 10.6 and I was also 10 lbs lighter @ 192.

Event comments:

My 3rd straight year running this race and this is 1 of my favorites that just seems to be getting bigger each year.

A 3 year comparison below:

Year Chip Time Total Runners Male My 25-29 Div.

2005 1:15:07 1474/12050 1232/7654 191 /1035
2004 1:19:42 108/10684 1700/6218 239/848
2003 1:17:46 2763/9064 2166/5348 283/686

Last updated: 2005-05-02 12:00 AM
01:15:07 | 10 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 191/1035
Overall: 1474/12050
Performance: Good
Resting HR - 46 HR @ Start - 93 HR @ Finish - 174 Avg - 169 Mile 1 - 7:16 (164) Mile 2 - 7:17 (164) Mile 3 - 7:18 (175) Mile 4 - 7:21 (174) Mile 5 - 7:33 (172) Mile 6 - 7:50 (169) Mile 7 - 7:51 (166) Mile 8 - 7:44 (168) Mile 9 - 7:41 (170) Mile 10 - 7:16 (169)
Course: Starts in North Philadelphia and runs down Broad Street, around City Hall and finishes in the Navy Yard. 10 miles on the same road and mostly all downhill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2005-05-02 9:51 AM

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Philadelphia, PA
Subject: 26th Annual Broad Street 10 Mile Run

2005-05-02 10:41 AM
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Philadelphia, south of New York and north of DC
Subject: RE: 26th Annual Broad Street 10 Mile Run
Well done, John!

The weather on Sunday seemed perfect.

It was too long for me this year, but I'm thinking about it for next year.
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