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Coal Creek Crossing - Run10 Mile

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Louisville, Colorado
United States
Louisville Rec Center
57F / 14C
Total Time = 2h 01m 27s
Overall Rank = 95/96
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 14/14
Pre-race routine:

Had cereal with coconut milk and water with Nuun.
Event warmup:

Did a small warm up and should have done a bit more but time got away from me.
  • 2h 01m 27s
  • 10.09 miles
  • 12m 02s  min/mile

Wow, what a difference from last year. It was nice and cool which really helped and I was in a great place mentally being prepared to be BOP and just run my own race. I kept trying to slow down to planned pace in the beginning but it just didn't happen and I guess that ended up being a good thing. I managed to run up Aquarius hill on both sides just walking a bit at the top to let my lungs recover. It was so fun to cheer on all my friends as they came back from the turn around. And this was an almost 7 minute PR. Seriously freaking rocked and I feel amazing. Oh, and picking off the one runner in the last mile so I wasn't DFL was fun too. I <3 today.
What would you do differently?:

In hindsight, NOTHING!
Post race
Warm down:

Chatting with friends. Should have run a bit more but I was having too much fun with them. Oh well.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More training will bring speed but this was more than I dreamed of going into this race so I don't really care.

Event comments:

I'm biased by I love this race. It's not easy but it's a good one and I love that all my friends run or volunteer for it.

Last updated: 2011-08-30 12:00 AM
02:01:27 | 10.09 miles | 12m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/96
1 11m 57s 1.00 miles 11m 57s /mile 2 12m 24s 1.00 miles 12m 24s /mile 3 12m 20s 1.00 miles 12m 20s /mile 4 12m 11s 1.00 miles 12m 11s /mile 5 11m 52s 1.00 miles 11m 52s /mile 6 12m 09s 1.00 miles 12m 09s /mile 7 12m 16s 1.00 miles 12m 16s /mile 8 11m 52s 1.00 miles 11m 52s /mile 9 12m 26s 1.00 miles 12m 26s /mile 10 11m 16s 1.00 miles 11m 16s /mile 11 00m 47s 0.09 miles 08m 56s /mile
Course: The course goes up hill until mile 1.5 then comes down a gentle down hill until just before 4 when you climb a steep hill. Back down the other side of that hill the gentle down to mile 6.5 or so then turn around and come back uphill and over the steep hill and more uphill to the finish.
Keeping cool Good 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

2011-09-03 1:17 PM

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Lafayette, CO
Subject: Coal Creek Crossing

2011-09-03 2:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Coal Creek Crossing
Congratulations on running YOUR race, achieving a PR, and feeling great about your accomplishments. Can't ask for much more than that! I'm gonna try to keep this mindset going into my upcoming race!
2011-09-03 5:46 PM
in reply to: #3671980

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Lafayette, CO
Subject: RE: Coal Creek Crossing
Thanks Triforce!  I really do think the key for us BOPers is to remember that we are racing ourselves and nobody else.  Don't worry about where you are in the pack, just run your race and have fun.  Picking off that woman at the end was a total bonus that I didn't expect but because I ran my own race I had the endurance and speed to do it.  I could tell that she was dropping off fast because I was catching her quickly and she wasn't the 2nd to last at the turnaround.  By the time I we finished she was over 30 seconds behind.  Good luck in your upcoming races!
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