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3rd Annual Firecracker 4 - Run4 Mile

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Novato, California
United States
Pacific West Productions
70F / 21C
Total Time = 32m 50s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

My daughter (8yo) was running the 1 mile race, we got all registered and I headed down to my start while she stayed with mom where her race would start.

I ran in my Zoot's with no socks, lubed up a bit with Body Glide on the heels.
Event warmup:

About 5 minutes of running/stretching/skipping type warmups.
  • 32m 50s
  • 4 miles
  • 08m 13s  min/mile

Fun run, maybe 50 people tops. I don't think many folks even knew about this race. I didn't even hear about it till the night before. Anyway, gun went off right on time, and it was a fast start down the parade route (no one there yet, but lots of chairs set up...). turned off and looped around downtown a bit, and ended back where we started. I just tried to keep running hard, and keep my HR up over 160. I felt great, and was easily holding my HR where I wanted it.

mile 1: 7:54, 161bpm
mile 2: 8:40, 166bpm
mile 3: 8:26, 164bpm
mile 4: 7:51, 168bpm
What would you do differently?:

nothing. No blisters today either. Good day.
Post race
Warm down:

Had a pancake breakfast, then watched the town parade.

Event comments:

No water stations at all! No problem for me as I never take water on runs under an hour, but I heard several others complain about it. I'll do the race again, and try to recruit a few friends too. I just don't think many people know about this race.

Last updated: 2010-07-04 12:00 AM
00:32:50 | 04 miles | 08m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: mostly flatish, some hills in miles 2 and 3.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-07-04 5:08 PM

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