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The Great Cow Harbor 10k - Run


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Northport, New York
United States
Total Time = 50m 12s
Overall Rank = 1059/4402
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 137/428
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:45am and ate a couple of whole wheat mini bagels and a coffee on the way to the race. Got there early and parked right next to the start after getting some good logistical intel from Bobby.
Event warmup:

1/4 mile jog down Laurel Ave
Run
  • 50m 12s
  • 6.3 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile
Comments:

This was the first race that I believe I managed well. I lived on Main St. right at the finish line for a coupla years and although this my first time running on these roads I'm pretty familiar with them from biking there.

It's a pretty hilly course with a couple of challenging climbs, one long gradual climb and three long declines. My strategy was to steal as much time from the clock on the downhills as I could while doing my best to maintain my pace on the uphills without blowing up my legs. I think I executed this well and only paid for the James St. hill(steepest climb) for about a 1/4 mile after getting to the top.
What would you do differently?:

Try and finish 13 seconds faster to go sub 50 :)

Actually nothing, I pretty much left it all out there on the course.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a bagel, banana and a beer down at the post race party in the park.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nada, for my first standalone 10k, this was as good as it was gonna get.

Event comments:

Northport, to me, is the nicest town on LI and they really do a great job taking advantage of all it has to offer in this race. Top notch race, really well put together.




Last updated: 2011-01-10 12:00 AM
Running
00:50:12 | 06.3 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 137/428
Overall: 1059/4402
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2011-09-18 6:35 PM
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Beer!!!  That sounds amazing!  I've never had beer at a post race event!  Oh ya - great run
2011-09-18 9:56 PM
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kimmax - 2011-09-18 7:35 PM Beer!!!  That sounds amazing!  I've never had beer at a post race event!  Oh ya - great run

OK, maybe I had more than one

2011-09-19 9:18 AM
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Sammeg - 2011-09-18 10:56 PM

kimmax - 2011-09-18 7:35 PM Beer!!!  That sounds amazing!  I've never had beer at a post race event!  Oh ya - great run

OK, maybe I had more than one

Nothing like a couple of beers at 9 a.m. after a brisk 10K.  Cheers!

2011-09-19 12:15 PM
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"Actually nothing, I pretty much left it all out there on the course."

Great job Ted!!  Way to run and finish!!...and leave it all out there!

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