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Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run - Run10 Mile


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Washington, Washington, D.C.
United States
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 27m 53s
Overall Rank = 3468/6903
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 803/1475
Pre-race routine:

Carpooled down to the race with some friends and went to the bathroom at a local McD's before heading to the race.
Event warmup:

Just jogged on over to the beginning of the race before waiting in line with everyone else.
Run
  • 1h 27m 53s
  • 10 miles
  • 08m 47s  min/mile
Comments:

Started off really well but realized while waiting for the race to start that I really had to pee. So I stopped at the Pot o johns at the first 1/4 mile and was able to get in fairly quickly. Ended up that I did have to use the bathroom a lot more then I thought.

Got out and went on my way. First mile 10:30, man stupid Pee break. Tried to stay in the back and not dodge through everyone and focused on my race. Focused on a consistent pace which I pulled off pretty well. Tried to get some Gatorade around mile 6 and again around mile 8.

Right around mile 8.2-8.5 I could feel the pain in my quads, hamstrings and calves pretty bad. Realizing I had about a 1.5 miles left I knew I'd be close to my PR and had to push through. Last .3 of a mile was a gradual up hill which hurt bad and I crossed the finish line exhausted.


What would you do differently?:

Not have to pee in the beginning. If I did even a 9 min mile (which was slower then my usual pace) I would have set a 2 min PR! Ah well I was happy with a consistent race.
Post race
Warm down:

I headed to the car to change, get my recovery drink and then meet up with everyone else.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really. I guess starting a new job and not running as many LSD runs as I wanted to could be a hamper on my training.

Event comments:

Good race from year to year. They have it down pat.




Last updated: 2010-01-08 12:00 AM
Running
01:27:53 | 10 miles | 08m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 803/1475
Overall: 1475/6903
Performance: Good
#1: 10:25 - had to pee #2: 8:45 #3: 8:45 #4: 8:53 #5: 8:34 #6: 8:47 #7: 8:27 #8: 8:11 #9: 8:43 #10: 8:20
Course: Fairly flat, small gradual hills for the bridges
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
Evaluation
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

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2010-04-16 11:49 AM

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PennState - 2010-04-16 7:18 PM Nice race. Pee after


Nice race.  Pee DURING  (ok, maybe this works better on a bike...
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Subject: RE: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

Hey, if you had to go that badly in mile 1 it was probably worth it!  And grabbing a potty with no lines is gold!  Nice job.  That last bit uphill is KILLER.  The crowds were a great boost, though.

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