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Peachtree Road Race - Run10k

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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Atlanta Track Club
75F / 24C
Total Time = 45m 50s
Overall Rank = 1609/57754
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 133/3503
Pre-race routine:

Hung out with Darren and Dr Craig. Sipped water and ate a gel.
Event warmup:

Walked, jogged from Brookhaven, 1.5 miles to start. Then stood around, light stretching for 30 minutes.
  • 45m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 23s  min/mile

Per race strategy went out fast. First mile slow getting through crowd 6:40. Second mile downhill 6:20, but my heart rate was zone 5 already. Mile 3 downhill mostly 7:01 and heart rate at LT. Mile 4 uphill, slowed to 7:44, HR at LT. Really faded on mile 5, partly mental let down, partly physical, 8:04. Course flattens on mile 6 and I picked it back up, 7:18. Slowed for the last 0.2 due to slight cramping of right hamstring.
What would you do differently?:

Ran a 5k PR for the downhill first half, but doesn't matter. Overcooked mile 2. I don't think the "Fast first 3" strategy worked for me. I might have run faster if I'd done 7:00's the first 3 and targeted 7:30's the second 3.

Next time target Charles Harris time + 2:00.
Post race
Event comments:

Running the Peachtree from the back is a walking party. Running Peachtree from Wave A, you still have to be patient for the first half mile. The post race is very well organized, lots of free snacks. Popsicles! Fun day.

Last updated: 2012-07-04 12:00 AM
00:45:50 | 06.21 miles | 07m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/3503
Overall: 0/57754
6:40, 6:20, 7:01, 7:44, 8:04, 7:18, 2:18, 45:50. 7:23 avg pace. 169, 179, 174, 173, 171, 168, 155, overall 171, 0.897 IF.
Course: First mile flat, then downhill to mile 2.8. Mile 4 and 5 are uphill. Mile 6 is flat. Last 0.2 is down, up, down.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-07-05 9:29 AM

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