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Space Coast Classic 15k - Run15k

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Melbourne, Florida
United States
Space Coast Runners Club
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 12m 33s
Overall Rank = 54/208
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 5/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6am and did the usual morning stuff. Wife and I were out the door at 7am and rode our MTB to the race.
Event warmup:

Nothing besides riding MTB to the event. Race weather 73F, realfeel 69F, RH 50%, wind E19
  • 1h 12m 33s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

First mile I tried to hold myself back and let a lot of runners go past me, I didn't want to get caught up in the emotion of the start like I did in a 10k 2 years ago. After things settled down I latched onto the end of a large group of runners and stayed with them for first 5 miles and had a consistent pace throughout. Spoke with a guy running in 5-fingers for a bit then from there I slowly picked up the pace and negative split each mile thereafter. At mile 8 I was starting to breath hard, mile 9 5k hard and gave it all I could for the end, had nothing left to sprint, just a fast run in.

Oh yeah, it was very windy today which helped in spots like but hurt going against it, just like running hills!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at all, it was a PR! Overall I was very satisfied with this run. This was a very good indicator for my fitness in starting the 1/2M training plan.
Post race
Warm down:

Some walking and went up a bit to wait for my wife to come in. Rode the MTB home after seeing the preliminary results.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just need to gain more run fitness

Event comments:

This is a smallish race event on a very flat course throughout a large neighborhood. A lot of of the fast Space Coast runners club were there as prep for the Space Coast 1/2M and Marathon that is in a couple of weeks. Between mile 3.5 and 7.5 is a double loop that only had 1 water station. Each mile before that had a water station, didn't understand that part of the setup.

Last updated: 2009-07-31 12:00 AM
01:12:33 | 9.32 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/208
Performance: Good
mile 1-8:01, mile 2-8:25*, mile 3-7:39*, mile 4-8:01, mile 5-8:08, mile 6-7:57, mile 7-7:40, mile 8-7:31, mile 9-7:09, 0.32mi-1:59. Mile 2 marker was off based on timing and route tracker.
Course: Flat road throughout the Windover Farms neighborhood, middle portion was a double loop.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-11-08 7:25 AM

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Melbourne FL
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Subject: Space Coast Classic 15k

2009-11-08 4:09 PM
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New York, New York
Subject: RE: Space Coast Classic 15k
Yea missing water stations...I totally hadnt planned for that!!!
2009-11-08 7:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Space Coast Classic 15k
Congrats Don, great race!
2009-12-17 10:29 AM
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Port Moody, BC
Subject: RE: Space Coast Classic 15k
Good looking race Don, rocked the AG and did awesome overall! Way to go!
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