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Galloping Gobbler 4 Miler - Run4 Mile

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
United States
Veep Races LLC
40F / 4C
Total Time = 35m 14s
Overall Rank = 622/2093
Age Group = M35-59
Age Group Rank = 48/96
Pre-race routine:

Coffee and Eggs when I got up.
Event warmup:

Walk from the stadium over to the race start, then bounce around for a while waiting for race to start.
  • 35m 14s
  • 4 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

I felt like I paced this one pretty well. I stayed fairly consistent. I might have gone out a little fast... When I passed the 1 mile mark I saw a guy looking at his watch so I asked him what it said: "8:30" I don't know where he started so that could have been a little faster or slower than "actual" for me but it felt about right.

The run through the cemetery was really nice and I thought the course was great. My glasses kept fogging up so I'd put them up on my foreead for a while. Luckily I only need them for fine detail so I wasn't bumbling around blind.

As we got to the final climb up towards the train tracks and the final stretch, I was hurting pretty bad. I just kept at it. When everything flattened out I felt like I had a little kick left so I sped up. I misjudged the distance back to the finish so my "kick" didn't last long and I faded again.

I felt like I didn't have much left when I crossed the line, so I was pleased with that. I was a little disappoined to see that the clock time was 36:45.... I figured that put me at around 36 mins flat. I was surprised to see the results of 35:14. Much more palatable for me.

Overall, this was a nice race and I'll be back the next time I'm in FW for Turkey Day.
What would you do differently?:

More Hill training!
Post race
Warm down:

Walk inside and get a drink of water. Stare at the turkey for a minute and figure out it was real!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not enough hill training.

Last updated: 2010-09-22 12:00 AM
00:35:14 | 04 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/96
Overall: 0/2093
Course: Course was pretty hilly compared to Columbus, (and especially the treadmill!) and that was a major factor for me. Time to add some hill training!
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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

2010-11-26 11:34 AM

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Subject: Galloping Gobbler 4 Miler

2010-11-26 2:15 PM
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Fort Wayne
Subject: RE: Galloping Gobbler 4 Miler
It sounds like you enjoyed the race and paced well and finished as strong as you could.  After I finished I was pretty much dead for a while myself.

I figured there were a lot of hills in the Columbus area.  At least more than there are around here.

2010-11-26 3:12 PM
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Subject: RE: Galloping Gobbler 4 Miler
There are hills a short drive in any direction but North.   Columbus itself is pretty doggone flat, however.
2011-04-09 11:19 AM
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Fort Wayne
Subject: RE: Galloping Gobbler 4 Miler
I liked the "stare at the turkey" comment.

God willing and they keep him in turkey feed, Tom will make a return visit in 2011.
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