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Rochester, Minnesota
United States
Rochester Track Club
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 29m 54s
Overall Rank = 41/200
Age Group = M50-59
Age Group Rank = 8/27
Pre-race routine:

Honey Nut Cheerios about 7am. Picked up packet about 8:30.
Event warmup:

A short jog, somewhere between .25 and .5 mile. Back into school where I did most of my core workout.
  • 1h 29m 54s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile

I made sure I started easy for 1st mile, hit my goal pace of 7:30 right on. Mile 1 does have a hill, fairly flat afterwards. Never looked at my HR but just went of pace. Intentionally stayed a little below 7:30 for 1st half, at half way point (roughly) my avg pace was 7:21. Sped up on 2nd half and ended up with a negative split. I felt pretty good up to last turn around just over mile 9. Last 2.4 miles I was running sub 7:10 and was feeling it. Runners pretty spaced out end. I passed some females (12 min head start) and tried to catch a male but while I was able to gain I could not catch him.

McMillan race calculator had me at a 7:13 based on 3/22 5k time (20:29) so that was part of the reason I decided to make my target goal a little faster. It wasn't too far off.

Good tri club turnout: Mario, Joe M, Mederic, Joe R, Adam, Dave C that I saw. From the results: Trevor, Kameron, Chris Coon, Shaun P, Tom W, Mike F, Margo F, Wendy N. Volunteers: Mauers, Pater M, Bill N
What would you do differently?:

Not much, very happy with the race and my strategy.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with some of the tri club participants, partook of post race goodies and drinks.

Short bike ride with Barb Sat afternoon, then Masters/nap. My legs definitely felt beat up on Sat and Sun but feeling pretty good today (Mon).

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Maybe a little early for this distance for me but I would consider doing it again. Fools 5 was on Sun so it was one or the other but not both on the same weekend.

Last updated: 2010-04-12 12:00 AM
01:29:54 | 12.43 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/27
Overall: 41/200
Performance: Good
Lap Data Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 07m 30s 1.00 miles 07m 30s /mile 169 182 2 07m 09s 1.00 miles 07m 09s /mile 152 161 3 07m 16s 1.00 miles 07m 16s /mile 154 156 4 07m 25s 1.00 miles 07m 25s /mile 153 156 5 07m 32s 1.00 miles 07m 32s /mile 152 159 6 07m 17s 1.00 miles 07m 17s /mile 157 161 7 07m 19s 1.00 miles 07m 19s /mile 158 163 8 07m 10s 1.00 miles 07m 10s /mile 160 165 9 07m 13s 1.00 miles 07m 13s /mile 161 165 10 07m 14s 1.00 miles 07m 14s /mile 162 165 11 07m 05s 1.00 miles 07m 05s /mile 166 172 12 07m 10s 1.00 miles 07m 10s /mile 166 171 13 02m 34s 0.40 miles 06m 25s /mile 173 179 HR monitor was off for most of mile 1
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-04-12 12:36 PM

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