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Kiwanis Midnight Run - Run10k

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Dunedin, Florida
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 42m 31s
Overall Rank = 27/419
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/26
Pre-race routine:

Drank a lot of water. About 10 minutes before, I took a scoop of JACK3D in 8oz. of water, and some SuperPump250 with it. This would prove to be a bad idea.
Event warmup:

None. It was so hot that even moving around at all was a sweatfest.
  • 42m 31s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 51s  min/mile

Started off great. I ran comfortably at 6:20 for the first three miles. my 5K turnaround was right at 20:01 so I was on track for a good PR. I kept up that pace for another half mile, but around Mile 4, I started cramping, couldn't breathe right. It was soooooo humid!! I think the combination of the SuperPump and the E-gels I was using were causing me to get dehydrated. Miles 5 and 6 were very difficult. I saw my PR slip away, but I still tried hard to stay up with the fast people. I figured I could still come in around 41 minutes but I kept getting slower. Stomach was cramping, legs were cramping, breathing was impossible in the humidity. I wound up struggling across the line at 42:31...I was disappointed.
What would you do differently?:

Different nutrition, more hydration.
Post race
Warm down:

Tried not to throw up. I managed to snag 2nd place in AG, but I was not happy, I should have run at lest 3 minutes faster and gotten first. 40:20 was the first place time, I should have been in the 39's.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nutrition, weather.

Event comments:

Great awards, but not much food/drink after the race.

Last updated: 2009-06-29 12:00 AM
00:42:31 | 06.21 miles | 06m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/26
Overall: 27/419
Performance: Below average
Course: Dunedin Causeway out and back.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2009-11-18 9:44 AM

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