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Tidewater Striders Distance Series 30K - Run30k

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 2h 36m 31s
Overall Rank = 89/173
Age Group = M 35 - 40
Age Group Rank = 8/19
Pre-race routine:

Usual. Cliff Bar, Red Bull, and Whey Gatorade mix.
Event warmup:

Light jogging - just trying to stay warm.
  • 2h 36m 31s
  • 18.6 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Went out too fast - low 8's on first 10k. Really pushed last 3 miles and even walked a little. Race was meant as a training run, but I ran a little too hard. As usual, I am having problems with pace at the beginning of long races. PR compared to last year by 13 minutes, but not really a good race. I didn't stick with my plan of starting slow.
What would you do differently?:

Not go out so fast.
Post race
Event comments:

I like racing at Fort Story and I really enjoy the Striders Distance Series.

Last updated: 2006-02-20 12:00 AM
02:36:31 | 18.6 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/19
Overall: 89/173
Performance: Average
Course: 3 10 k loops of Fort Story with 2 pretty good hills per lap.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2006-02-20 1:21 PM

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Chesapeake, VA
Subject: Tidewater Striders Distance Series 30K

2006-02-20 10:18 PM
in reply to: #350158

Subject: RE: Tidewater Striders Distance Series 30K
It's hard to stick with the plan when all that adrenaline is coursing through your body just tempting you to go out hard, especially if the first few miles seem "easier than expected". I know exactly what you mean about starting too fast for some longer runs.

Regardless, you had a very good race. Congrats on the huge PR!
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