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11th Annual St. Patricks 4 Mile Road Race/Walk - Run4 Mile


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North Oxford, Massachusetts
United States
Barton Center for Diabetes Education
45F / 7C
Sunny
Total Time = 37m 14s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate breakfast at around 9:30am; had egg white omelette w/cheese and salsa, coffee, water. Played with kids, put laundry away. Left to drive to race at 10:30 for 12pm registration. Race location was about an hour away.
Event warmup:

Walked around a little bit and slowly jogged only where flat or downhill; stretched; tried to keep warm. Drank some water. Tested blood sugar and ate a couple of apple slices.
Run
  • 37m 14s
  • 4 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

I felt like I paced it just right for my level. I ran slow and steady up the hills and would pick up the pace downhill and where the course was flat. Nice small race.
What would you do differently?:

I probably should have left a layer off. I felt a little hot 1/2 way through until the end and should have left my jacket behind.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around a little bit in the parking lot. Drank some water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wasn't totally sure how to pace myself up the hills, probably could have gone a little bit faster but didn't want to burn out/blow up.

Event comments:

Nice small scale race, very friendly volunteers, one drink station at mile 2. Good race for my tri training but not sure I'd do this one every year since had to drive an hour to get to.




Last updated: 2011-03-19 12:00 AM
Running
00:37:14 | 04 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: They weren't kidding when they stated it was a hilly course! I drove up a hill on the way to the race parking lot and thought "I hope this is not one of the hills on the race course". Well, sure enough it was! The last killer hill at the end of the 4 miles. The race also started out with a very steep and long hill. We ran by many beautiful horse farms and there was a little stretch on a main road, so had to run in shoulder (no sidewalks). Felt safe, though.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2011-03-20 9:22 AM

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Subject: 11th Annual St. Patricks 4 Mile Road Race/Walk


2011-03-20 9:59 AM
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Subject: RE: 11th Annual St. Patricks 4 Mile Road Race/Walk

Great Race Report, Kristen!

Good effort, that's the first one done!!

2011-03-20 12:54 PM
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Subject: RE: 11th Annual St. Patricks 4 Mile Road Race/Walk
really good job. Congratulations.
2011-03-21 8:57 AM
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Subject: RE: 11th Annual St. Patricks 4 Mile Road Race/Walk
Nice job pacing yourself and managing your effort on the hills! Also, super nice that it's a race for a cause so important to you! 
2011-03-23 12:24 AM
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Subject: RE: 11th Annual St. Patricks 4 Mile Road Race/Walk
great job kristen! Way to go.
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