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Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K - Run10k

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Richmond, Virginia
United States
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45F / 7C
Total Time = 48m 30s
Overall Rank = 2460/33322
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 249/1443
Pre-race routine:

waffle with peanut butter for breakfast, 3 Cliff Shot Blocks 20-min before race.
Event warmup:

easy jogging, ~4 min.
  • 48m 30s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

Tried to drink some water at mi. 4--mistake. Didn't need it, and I inhaled some of it leading to difficulty breathing. Had to slow down a bit to calm the breathing.
What would you do differently?:

No drinking during race. Otherwise, I think I paced it correctly.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretching in the park afterwards, ate a bannana and bagel and drank a powerade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing but limited run fitness.

Event comments:

They do an amazing job organizing a race of 41,000 people. Everything ran very well and I was very pleased with this as my first 10k race.

Last updated: 2011-01-10 12:00 AM
00:48:30 | 06.21 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 249/1443
Overall: 2460/33322
Performance: Good
Time at 5k: 24:23 (neg. split the race)
Course: Very flat and fast, good conditions. Fun to run by the monuments and by my old apartment.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-04-04 11:55 AM

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Subject: Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K

2011-04-04 8:00 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K

Sweet pace for your first 10K! 


I love this race!!  (missed it this year cause of injury and that was the first time in 6 years!)

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