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Fort Worth, Texas
United States
The Cowtown
44F / 7C
Total Time = 54m 8s
Overall Rank = 639/3329
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 31/120
Pre-race routine:

Slept until 5 am --- woke up to the alarm (unusual for me)
Got up, got dressed, headed over to friends to ride to the race.

Got to race, picked up packet, went to gtoup meeting point, started the race...

Event warmup:

slow jog between packet pickup and group meeting point -- .3 miles
  • 54m 8s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 43s  min/mile

I'm a bit puzzled with my run lately. I seem to be losing more conditioning that I'd like to be. Need to step up my run training again and get back on a focused workout. I'm dropping too much pace lately

Mad at myself because I forgot to plug my Garmin in when I got home from SFO last night, so I had to run 'naked' as I got to the start line and the battery died.

Went out a little bit too fast perhaps, but wanted to take advantage of the downhill, and get a lead on my time. I had kinda hoped to break 8:30, and if I'd have pushed on the hills a bit more, instead of walking, I probably could have.

Interesting, when I felt like I was running slow, I was still averaging under 9 minutes, at least so far as I can tell, based on gun time call-outs during the run.
What would you do differently?:

Probably the biggest thing I would have done differently would have been to make sure the Garmin was charged. DROVE ME NUTS not having even a stopwatch on in a race.

Pushed harder through the hills... I let those get into my head and I walked on them... Had I kept running, even if at a 10 minute pace, I'm pretty certain I would have broken 8:30. So live and learn
Post race
Warm down:

Walked it off... Had some Ice Cream and a water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of consistent training over the past several weeks. Haven't had a hard goal in sight, so not pushing as hard in training I think. Got to get past that.

I'm also experiencing a little Plantar Faceitis I think. Heels have been very sore lately. Maybe that is part of the reason I haven't been running as fast lately

Event comments:

This course is definately an improvement on the Cowtown half Marathon course. I like this course much better.. It's a good race, and well organized.

I'll run it again.

Last updated: 2011-02-21 12:00 AM
00:54:08 | 06.21 miles | 08m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/120
Overall: 639/3329
Performance: Below average
Course: Race around parts of Fort Worth. Course was fairly significant downhill in first half, gradual climb on the back half with a couple of short, but steep hills in the middle....and at mile 5.5
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2011-02-26 10:58 AM

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Peoria, Arizona
Subject: The Cowtown - 10k

2011-02-26 11:16 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: The Cowtown - 10k
Great effort!  Sweet time despite the lack of Garmin to make sure of your pace
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