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Fun Run Pink - Run10k

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Albert Park, Victoria
Breast Cancer Foundation
12C / 54F
Total Time = 49m 40s
Overall Rank = 9/70
Age Group = Women 20-24
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Pre-race routine:

Up at 6:40am, had breakfast, out the door by 7:30am. I commuted on my shitty mtn bike to the race site. It was so cold in the morning! But I locked my bike and gear up, checked in, visited the portapotty, warmed up a bit, then got to the race start.
Event warmup:

Some easy running, some strides, jumping up and down, keeping warm.
  • 49m 40s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 58s  min/km

I basically used this 10k as a good spring off to restart some speedwork (which I haven't done in a long time!). Post-70.3 on July 11, I took a 3 week break. I've only been back at training for 3 weeks, and that's been 99% Z1/2 stuff to get me ready for IM. This was really fun. I entered that "red zone" and tried my hardest to cling onto it.
What would you do differently?:

I wish I had known just how high up I was in the standings, because I really could have pushed past 2 ladies ahead of me to get 7th, at least. Damn it!! Next time...
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around, stretching, watched the 1km All Male Dash - 3 dudes, all wearing bright pink just gunning it...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

NO speedwork, bahaha

Event comments:

This was the first event that I've done that was "women only". It was an entirely different atmosphere, and it was quite surprising to start out at the front of the pack. I prefer having male booties to look at.

Last updated: 2010-08-04 12:00 AM
00:49:40 | 10 kms | 04m 58s  min/km
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 9/70
Performance: Good
Held 172 for the first 6km. Bumped to 178bpm for the rest. Held on.
Course: 2 loops around Albert Park lake. Mainly running on sandy trails (not exactly like a beach, but not fast pavement). With the wind for half of the loop around the lake, against the wind (quite strong!) on the way back in. Beautiful! Saw plenty of birds in the water, including gorgeous swans with their babies.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-08-23 1:10 AM

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Subject: Fun Run Pink

2010-08-23 9:35 AM
in reply to: #3058035

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Subject: RE: Fun Run Pink
I am not a huge fan of male booties, but I guess I understand what you meant

Good job out there! 
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