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Carpe Diem Santa Monica Classic - Run10k

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Santa Monica, California
United States
Pacific Sports LLC
Total Time = 50h 45m
Overall Rank = 203/811
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 32/68
Pre-race routine:

Had a Clif Bar and a bottle of water for breakfast one hour prior to race. Arrived at the course about 25 minutes prior to race time. Went for a warm up jog and stretched. Had a gel just before the start.
Event warmup:

5-10 minutes light jog and stretching.
  • 50m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 06s  min/mile

10k PR! I have done 10k's as long, slow runs in training, but this was my first 10k race. My "watch time" was 50:17. It took a good 30 seconds to reach the starting line once the race started, so my "official time" was 50:45. Based on my 5k time during last month's triathlon, my goal had been to go sub-52:00. Overall I was quite happy with my race.
What would you do differently?:

Since this was my first 10k at "race pace," I ran somewhat conservatively during the first half of the race. Mile 6 was my fastest split by 20 seconds and I had gas left in the tank at the end, so I could have pushed a little harder earlier on.
Post race
Warm down:

5 minutes light jog/walk and stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training -- I'm still building base mileage and have only recently started to incorporate a little bit of speedwork into my run training.

Event comments:

I thought this was a well-run race, especially since this is the first year it was held.

Last updated: 2006-05-01 12:00 AM
00:50:17 | 06.21 miles | 08m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 32/68
Overall: 203/811
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 180 bpm. Splits: Mile 1: 7:57 (168 bpm), Mile 2: 8:02 (177 bpm), Mile 3: 8:18 (181 bpm), Mile 4: 8:54 (183 bpm), Mile 5: 8:06 (182 bpm), Mile 6: 7:37 (187 bpm), Last .21: 1:23 (193 bpm).
Course: Miles 1 and 2 were generally flat. Miles 3 and 4 were a gradual climb. Miles 5 and 6 were a gradual descent returning along the same route as miles 3 and 4. Water stations at 1.5, 3, and 5 miles.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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

2006-05-01 12:10 PM

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