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Apache Junction, Arizona
United States
Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc.
51F / 11C
Total Time = 32m 7s
Overall Rank = 7/596
Age Group = 35-40
Age Group Rank = 1/26
Pre-race routine:

I just love the idea of doing something other than a 5k and this was a trail run to boot. I really do like this race and all of the real runners in my age group seem to do the 10k, 1/2 or marathon leaving me a chance to finally place.
Event warmup:

A small breakfast and driving out to Apache Junction. Got a late start getting out there and got stuck in a parking delay. Not a big deal but missed my planned warm-up run.
  • 32m 5s
  • 4.97 miles
  • 06m 28s  min/mile

Went out a bit fast for my ability but got caught up with the adrenaline. Twisted my ankle about a mile from the start which is very unusual for me but since it was such a short race I really didn't care. The lead group had to have been a half mile ahead of me so I had a very hard time trying to keep pushing with no one to see and chase. I managed to hold my pace somehow and finished a lot better than I should have.
What would you do differently?:

I know I can do better but my training and attitude seems to be in need of some work. This was a better time than last year so I will be satisfied with that.
Post race
Warm down:

Went back to the car to grab the camera and take pictures of some 1/2 marathon folks coming across.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of speed work in training.

Last updated: 2010-02-11 12:00 AM
00:32:05 | 04.97 miles | 06m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/26
Overall: 7/596
Performance: Average
Course: Trail run through prospectors park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2010-02-14 10:18 PM

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Subject: Lost Dutchman 8k

2010-02-15 9:28 AM
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Goodyear, AZ
Subject: RE: Lost Dutchman 8k

Congrats Speedy!! I'd say you have plenty speed in your legs. WTG on the AG win

2010-02-15 11:06 AM
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Flagstaff and Phoenix, AZ
Subject: RE: Lost Dutchman 8k
Congratulations to the AG win! Great race!
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