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Flirt With Dirt 10k - Run10k

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Novi, Michigan
United States
Running Fit
70F / 21C
Total Time = 55m 5s
Overall Rank = 51/377
Age Group = 50-54 F
Age Group Rank = 2/12
Pre-race routine:

Many trips to the rest room. Drank a large Gatorade.
Event warmup:

Did some stretching on hamstrings and calves, but no real warm-up.
  • 55m 5s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 53s  min/mile

Was out pretty fast and paid for it later, but the strategy was still a good one for this race because it kept me from getting stuck behind slower runners. Would have liked to have not flagged so much at miles 3.5 to 5, but the conditioning is just not there, and the heat didn't help.
What would you do differently?:

I would probably run the race the same way next year. I just need more training. I am still not back to last year's level.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

This is a fun little run. There are not too many 10k trail races in this area, so it was a chance to run a little shorter and faster on nice trails.

For a full race report and pictures, check out my blog post:

Last updated: 2012-06-09 12:00 AM
00:55:05 | 06.2 miles | 08m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 49/377
Performance: Good
Splits were crazily uneven, but I needed to get out fast to not get trapped behind people in the single track. Only passed by two women on the course, so guess that it was not too bad. The bad split at mile 5 was a hilly section. 7:41/8:06/8:54/8:34/9:24/9:09
Course: Start on grass, then short section of dirt parking lot, then onto the trails. The rest is all single track, not too hilly, with some ruts. All hills are runnable.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-15 4:18 PM

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