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Pony Express - Run15 Mile

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Woodland Park, Colorado
United States
Pike Peak Road Runners
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 09m 45s
Overall Rank = 28/141
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Normal breakfast, drove to race - about 45 minutes.
Event warmup:

Slowish jog on Rampart Range Road and the first part of the trail.
  • 2h 09m 45s
  • 15 miles
  • 08m 39s  min/mile

Started out a bit slow, picked it up toward the end of mile 1. Followed JT for about a mile until he pulled over. Stumbled over a rock and fell about mile 3. A few minor scrapes was all. Got back up and kept going without losing any real time. I had my new friend Don just behind me for about 11 miles, until he passed at about mile 13. Took in a couple servings of Hammer Gel right before I crossed the dam. Ran a bit slower in the 11-13 mile area because of all the roots and poor lighting - and I crashed in that area a couple years back. Passed a couple people on the hill up to the finish. Good race. My fastest time on this course by about 4 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe take it out a bit stronger in the early miles instead of following people.
Post race
Warm down:

Had a few cups of water and some post race food. Chatted with Don and a few other people.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Logging a high mileage week before the race and no taper.

Event comments:

Good long low key trail race.

Last updated: 2010-09-22 12:00 AM
02:09:45 | 15 miles | 08m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/141
Performance: Good
Course: Giant lollipop course. Downhill from the start to a singletrack trail around Rampart Reservoir. Very winding course with almost continuous up and down sections. Nothing too steep or long, but enough to keep the speed down. Back up the hill to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-09-22 2:13 PM

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