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American Tobacco Trail 10 Miler - Run10 Mile

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Apex, North Carolina
United States
North Carolina RoadRunners Club and Inside Out Sports
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 08m 39s
Overall Rank = 10/119
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/14
Pre-race routine:

Up early (5am). Putz around the house. Load the bike on the car. Drive to New Hill.
Event warmup:

Ride from New Hill up to White Oak on the Fisher. Hang around for a bit, go for a short run up towards MP6. Stop at the new subdivision for a potty break. Run easy back towards White Oak, with 3 pickups in there to test out the calf. Feels like it might hold on.
  • 1h 08m 38s
  • 10 miles
  • 06m 52s  min/mile

Again, a little fast at the start. Slowed it down after 3 miles to more realistic pace. When I crossed the 9-mile point, I looked over my shoulder, saw no one nearby, and just throttled back for the finish. Wasn't going to gain a spot, wasn't going to lose a spot, so cruised it in.
What would you do differently?:

Go a little harder on the 2nd half if possible. I was just not in good shape for this race unfortunately. I've been fighting the adductor issue, long hours at work, and fatigue. This was about as much as I had to offer. I did enjoy the last 2-3 miles, where I just turned it into a long run effort, since no one was behind me challenging.
Post race
Warm down:

Ride back down to New Hill, cheering on runners as I met them on the trail.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Tight calves, sore hip, lack of motivation...

Event comments:

Pleased with the results, but a different field this year than last. Had the A-game folks been there, it would not have been a 2nd place AG finish.

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Last updated: 2009-07-14 12:00 AM
01:08:38 | 10 miles | 06m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 10/119
Performance: Average
1 6:04 2 6:17 3 6:44 4 6:46 5&6 13:54 for 2 7 7:08 8 6:59 9 7:10 10 7:33
Course: pretty darn flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2009-10-24 2:01 PM

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