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Chicago's Perfect 10 - 10K - Run10k

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Chicago Race #2, LLC.
40'sF / 0C
Total Time = 55m 3s
Overall Rank = 190/956
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 6/35
Pre-race routine:

Drive down to Navy went well, but once I parked I realized I had somehow cut it too short. Left my hat in the car, didn't have time to go get it. Rushed through packet pick up, potty stop then out onto the Pier where the race had already started. the 10kers were lined up after the 10 milers.
Event warmup:

  • 55m 3s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile

Very tough for me today. I have not been training at all, and not racing either. Course was VERY crowded, and since I got to the start area kinda late, I was with the slower runners. spent alot of effort getting around people, blocked, etc. Pitiful that my pace was like my Boston qualifier marathon pace.
What would you do differently?:

I have to get my bootie in gear and get running again. I love to race, but do not like running slow. Off season running is usually great...throwing in a race here and there.
Post race
Warm down:

up to the expo in Festival Hall, bought another event shirt. This race had THE coolest long sleeve red shirt!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No training. No excuse for it.

Event comments:

embarassed myself with such a poor performance. But...this was an inaugural event, in a city I love, in my home state. To run on the Pier was great, shirt was great...will definitly do this race again next year.

Last updated: 2011-11-11 12:00 AM
00:55:03 | 06.21 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/35
Overall: 35/956
Performance: Below average
2/17:10 (8:35) 3/8:50 4/8:56 5/9:06 6/9:04 .2/1:51
Course: start half way down the pier, on the south side...ran out to bike path, headed south down the lake front bike path. ran down around the aquarium, Soldier Fields etc, then turn around and back to the start line on the Pier.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-11-20 1:28 AM

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