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Get in Gear - 10K - Run10k

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
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50F / 10C
Total Time = 48m 10s
Overall Rank = 531/3687
Age Group = M 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 36/173
Pre-race routine:

Normal Eggo waffles, etc. Got GREAT parking!
Event warmup:

Walked around for about 1/2 hr, jogged, then stretched, then ran to the start.
  • 48m 10s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 46s  min/mile

Pretty strong rain the whole race. Never pushed too hard as I was most worried about my calf blowing up and thankfully had no problems with it. I met all my goals for the race: finished without embarrassing myself, broke 50:00, and nearly hit my stretch goal of 48:00 - only 10 seconds off!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I had the perfect amount of clothing on for me. Stayed comfortable despite the 50 degree temp and rain.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit but got cold quickly so jogged to the car and headed out. Ran into my nephew who was there to cheer on his girlfriend!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Didn't want to push it too hard as this was my first race of the year and my first 10k in 5 years or so.

Event comments:

Great race, especially for how large it is. Just be ready for a very crowded start and lots of dodging the first mile, just like any big race.

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Last updated: 2010-02-03 12:00 AM
00:48:10 | 06.21 miles | 07m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 36/173
Overall: 531/3687
Performance: Good
Splits were 8:09, 7:38, 7:49, 7:40, 7:44, 7:41. Good pacing after the first, very crowded mile
Course: East and West River Road from Minnehaha Park. Flat and fast.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %n/a
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2010-04-24 2:32 PM

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