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Sugarcreek 10K Trail Run - Run10k

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Bellbrook, Ohio
United States
Total Time = 52m 12s
Overall Rank = 22/101
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/4
Pre-race routine:

Well, like last year I had a 45 minute run scheduled and this race is very close to home (I do a lot of training out here when it's dry) so I decided what the heck! Of course it rained all morning long so I knew it would be a mess. I busted out my garden shoes for the race since they were already covered in mud. Tons of people were here this year.
Event warmup:

No warm-up for this one!
  • 52m 12s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

I probably should have started closer to the front, but I was hanging out with my wife and a friend in the middle of the pack when the gun went off. My Garmin decided right as the race started it didn't want to participate (my fault for not making sure it was charged) so I was on my own!

The first lap was pretty smooth. I passed a lot of people the first mile I should have started in front of, and then I tried not to die for the rest of the loop. Sure my old shoes were muddy already, but they also had zero traction, so I was slipping and sliding everywhere. Spent most of the first lap barely ahead of a ORRRC member I know and who usually beats me.

On the second lap I started to slow down... not sure what the problem was, but the ORRRC guy passed me right at the start of the second lap and another dude passed me about a mile in. Towards the end of the loop 3 more people passed me, but I caught back up to two of them on the two gigantic hills at the end of the loop and crushed their spirits on the climb (I'm much faster than the average person on hills. Much faster. Interestingly enough I'm much slower on the downhills. Much slower.) I had almost caught that 3rd person who had passed me when the hills ended. I started to kick and she heard me and took off. I got within a stride but she had a little extra as we hit the turn for home.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Two minutes slower than last year, but better results. I think a lot of people were slower because of the conditions.
Post race
Warm down:

I crossed the finish line and a volunteer asked me "5K or 10K". I said "10K". They asked how old I was and I said 29. They gave me the first place ribbon for M25-29. I was pumped. Later I see in the online results they have 3 M25-29 ahead of me in the standings and they have my age as 30 (which I'm not for another week or so). I guess I should mail the prize back. Sniff.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being a wimp and not training as much as I should.

Last updated: 2010-06-12 12:00 AM
00:52:12 | 06.2 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 22/101
Performance: Good
first lap: ~25 minutes
Course: 2 laps on the Green Trail at Sugarcreek Metro
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-06-12 11:35 PM

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