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Marine Corps Marathon 10K - Run10k

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Arlington, Washington, D.C.
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 51m 42s
Overall Rank = 685/5480
Age Group = M 45-49
Age Group Rank = 39/192
Pre-race routine:

Apple, B-fast bar, 20 oz. Infninit @ 6:30 AM (8AM Start)
Event warmup:

Porta-potty, 5-min. jog, stretch
  • 51m 42s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 20s  min/mile

Started off a little fast, slowed down in middle to conserve energy, marines cheered us on the last mile, made me enjoy the push.
7:50 1st mile;
8:02 2nd mile;
8:18 3rd mile;
8:29 4th mile;
8:28 5th mile;
8:33 6th mile;
2:01 last 0.2 mi (up hill) to finish.

Place: Overall 671/5370; Men: 485/2048; Age Group 38/185

What would you do differently?:

Don't get too excited at the start.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch, water, plenty of free organic food and McCafe. In-home massage from the wife :-)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mileage, but I knew that going in. Gently increasing the mileage over time is the key.

Event comments:

Marine Corps Marathon 10k -- the best 10k EVAH!!! The tri lifestyle definitely has made me stronger -- sure beats the 57:20 I logged in my last 10k 13 yrs ago (164/197 in my AG; 1035/1392 overall). Good baseline for me to gauge for Int'l Distance triathlons.

Last updated: 2009-05-20 12:00 AM
00:51:42 | 06.21 miles | 08m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 39/192
Overall: 685/5480
Performance: Good
5480 total runners (2119 M); was 498 / 2119 among men
Course: Flat at first, uphill last mile, killer hill at finish
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2010-01-19 8:20 AM

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