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Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run - Run10k

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Northport, New York
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 56m 25s
Overall Rank = 1707/4700
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 189/359
Pre-race routine:

Got up at around 5am got dressed and headed out to Northport. I at a bagel on the way and had a cup of coffee. Got to the race and hung out with Bobby and Bill, walked around and talked a bit before we warmed up.
Event warmup:

Ran about 1/4 of a mile down a hill and back up with Bobby.
  • 56m 25s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile

I am very, very happy with the way I ran today. Bobby said that I would become a runner today and I feel like I did. I didn't once let up and I pushed as hard as I could through the tough miles and left it all out there on the course.

This is a quote from a race report I wrote after my second HIM... the closest I have come to going sub 6 hours in 2008:

"I got over that though and told myself that if I could just average 10:30 miles the rest of the way, I would finish in my goal time... that didn't happen. I tried reaching down for something deep inside, but there was nothing there."

Now, I know that there is something there, I was just too afraid to look for it in the past. I become a runner today.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back to the car, took in lots of fluids.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It was too freakin hot. I mean really, it shouldn't be 80 degrees on September 25th...

Last updated: 2010-08-08 12:00 AM
00:56:25 | 06.21 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 189/359
Overall: 359/4700
Performance: Good
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 07m 37s 1.00 miles 07m 37s /mile 167 173 2 09m 23s 1.00 miles 09m 23s /mile 174 176 3 09m 03s 1.00 miles 09m 03s /mile 171 175 4 08m 50s 1.00 miles 08m 50s /mile 171 173 5 09m 59s 1.00 miles 09m 59s /mile 170 173 6 09m 17s 1.00 miles 09m 17s /mile 171 175 7 02m 19s 0.28 miles 08m 12s /mile 176 178
Course: It's a tough, hilly course. Challenging but rewarding.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-09-25 8:16 PM

Miller Place, Long Island
Subject: Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run

2010-09-26 9:53 AM
in reply to: #3117742

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Subject: RE: Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run

Michael, congratulations on pushing through today and coming out the other side, A Runner.  In the long run, it will make you a more complete triathlete.  Today was not just a 6.2 mile foot race; it was a very challenging course in challenging weather conditions.   

And to loosely quote what you said to me, normally you would have stopped to walk numerous times.  But you didn't.  You Ran the whole distance.  Amazing! I am very proud of you.     

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