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Peachtree Road Race - Run10k

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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Atlanta Track Club
79F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 21m 48s
Overall Rank = /60,000
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5am. Coke and a sausage biscuit for breakfast on the drive. Parked at Sandy Springs and took Marta down to Buckhead. Got to my assigned corral around 7am.
Event warmup:

Just the walk from the Marta station.
  • 1h 21m 48s
  • 6.3 miles
  • 12m 59s  min/mile

Mile 1: Beignets and coffee. Grabbed a bottle of water from someone handing them out on the sidelines. Colder than the cups the volunteers were distributing.

Mile 2: An orange popsicle to eat, and blessed with holy water from the Catholic church. No need for headphones in this race, the music is constant and party is rocking.

Mile 3: Grabbed a cupcake, but only ate the icing off the top, and finally found some beer. Runners and the crowd doing the motions to YMCA blaring over the speakers here.

Mile 4: Probably the highlight of the race as the patients from the Shepherd's Center line the street going up the first big hill. So uplifting to see them. High fives and cheers from them made that hill a breeze. Drank some pinkish-orange concoction from the 99X tent and followed it with more water.

Mile 5: The Olympic Mile. A couple of long, slow climbs and fairly uneventful.

Mile 6: Great representation from several hundred Bank of America volunteers. This stretch contained the heaviest and loudest crowds as we made the turn off of Peachtree and headed downhill to the finish in the park.

What would you do differently?:

Ha! Nothing. I had a blast!
Post race
Warm down:

Picked up my finisher's shirt then headed to the sponsors' tents. Ate two Georgia peaches and another popscicle. I grabbed a Powerade and a Coke and headed back up the hill to Marta for the train ride back.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Effort, dodging other runners, beer, beignets, popsicles, hills and gravity. Honestly, I was in no hurry and just enjoyed this one from start to finish.

Event comments:

Long walk back up the hill to Marta sux. Otherwise, this event is great from start to finish and an awesome way to kick off the 4th!

Last updated: 2012-07-03 12:00 AM
01:21:48 | 06.3 miles | 12m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/60,000
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly downhill with 2 or 3 good climbs to break it up.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2012-07-04 8:06 PM

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Subject: Peachtree Road Race

2012-07-04 8:30 PM
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Drink more beer and your time should drop. Glad you had fun out there! Maybe next year....
2012-07-05 2:13 AM
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Sound like FUN! Only one beer? C'mon!
2012-07-05 6:31 AM
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That sounds like an awesome race.   What a great way to kick off the 4th of July. 

Having fun is what it's all about!

2012-07-05 8:02 AM
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san francisco
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Sounds like a great time, David! Southerners know how to have fun!
2012-07-05 4:12 PM
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This race sounds like a blast. Thanks for the reminder not to take races so seriously all the time!

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