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Peachtree Road Race 10K - Run10k

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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Atlanta Track Club
78F / 26C
Total Time = 37m 23s
Overall Rank = 245/50965
Age Group = 34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

No routine. The PRR was just a fun race in the middle of Ironman training.

Rode long two days before the PRR, then hurt my back moving furniture the day before. Great combo for a good race. :P
Event warmup:

Arrived to the top seeded corral 15 minutes before the race. Back was hurting, so I decided to try and stretch it out and get it ready. If my back hurt during the race, I was going to DNF.

Talked to a few guys I knew and just soaked up the atmosphere and energy. It was awesome! The National Anthem gave me goosebumps, especially seeing the HUGE flag hanging over us. :)
  • 37m 23s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 06m 02s  min/mile

Felt the adrenaline and went out hard! Back was getting jarred some, but the pain was bearable. After the first mile, I decided to continue running and go for a PR.

There were lots of runners in costumes and the crowds were really into it! It was fun to be around that energy. That being said, Superman came up on me and I kept him in sight for most of the race.

At the end of mile 3, I looked at the garmin and noticed mid 16s! Too fast! You can get caught up in the race and just go out too hard. The end of 3 miles also marked the start of the hills. Slowed it down and immediately felt tugging in my middle back. Gah!

I stretched while running and it seemed to help. The hills were causing some pull/discomfort, though, so I had to back it off a bit more than I wanted.

The crowds were really into it! They were shouting, singing, dancing, blowing vuvuzuelas and playing guitars, waving flags, sporting costumes, etc. Some were even shooting us runners with super soakers. HA!

At the 5 mile mark, I'd had enough. People were passing me left and right. I had plenty left and picked it up a bit again. Some runners came up on me we formed a pack of 8-10 runners. We blew by Superman and didn't see him again. As the 6 mile mark came up, I knew the pack was getting ready for the final quarter mile sprint into the finish. I took the lead and decided I was going all out.

I sprinted it in, with 1 or 2 guys hanging on. A few seconds before the end, I hoped none of them would make a move, as I had nothing left. We were running HARD.

Crossed the finish and almost threw up, but otherwise felt good. I stretched out my back and fueled up.
What would you do differently?:

Not do an 80 mile bike ride two days before.
Not injure my back...
Post race
Warm down:

Waited for my wife to start her race at 0830. I knew I'd be waiting close to 2 hours for her to be done.

During my "rest", met and talked to Brian, whom I had seen at TTP events. We talked for 30 mins about all things tri. Nice fellow.

After the race, I got home, showered, and was about to head to the Emergency Room. I could not even walk and even some breaths hurt. It felt like a knife kept stabbing me in the center back. My wife suggessted I go to one of those Immediate Med places. I did and they put me on muscle relaxers and pain medication. The doctor felt a knot the size of "a small fist" in my back, along with alot of spasms, and asked me how the heck was I able to run. "Running doesn't hurt! It's when I slow down!" I quipped back. He just laughed, then told me to take it easy for the next 3-7 days.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Tired legs and spazzed out back...

Event comments:

Great race, awesome atmosphere, shitty cotton shirt...

Last updated: 2010-07-01 12:00 AM
00:37:23 | 06.2 miles | 06m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 245/50965
Performance: Good
GARMIN DATA Distance: 6.26 Time: 37:24 Pace: 5:58 Lap Data 1 05m 36s 2 05m 36s 3 05m 29s 4 06m 37s 5 06m 42s 6 06m 08s 7 01m 16s 0.26 miles 04m 49s /mile
Course: The PRR course slightly descends for the first three miles, then you hit the hills. Nothing too bad and it really is a fast course. Drinks every mile and a few sprinklers to cool off.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2010-07-06 11:22 AM

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
Subject: Peachtree Road Race 10K

2010-07-07 8:20 AM
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Subject: RE: Peachtree Road Race 10K
Pretty dang spectacular..
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