Chicago's Perfect 10 - 10 Mile
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Chicago's Perfect 10 - 10 Mile - Run10 Mile
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1 - 9:06
2 - 9:18
3 - 9:48
4 - 9:14
5 - 9:35
6 - 10:11
7 - 9:43
8 - 10:26
9 - 10:02
10 - 9:09
My splits were all over the place! Yikes. I guess I started out too aggressively. I haven't raced this distance since April 2009 so I didn't know how to pace this. I figured that it'd be nice to at least average a 9:46 pace, since I ran that a month ago at the Portland Half Marathon.
For the first 4 miles or so I hung onto the heels of two girls who were running together. That was probably a mistake. I wasn't feeling so hot at the mile 5 turnaround - hip soreness and a weird feeling in my stomach. I figured I'd have to wait to take my gel until closer to mile 5.5 when I'd hit the water stop. I was worried I might not be able to stomach the gel, but when the time came I took it and felt better not long after.
A bit after the turnaround I spotted lizohal and it was nice to see a familiar face.
The course map say there was a water stop at mile 7 and I think I hit my watch late. So that accounts for a bit of the wacky looking pacing, but the rest of it was all thanks to me! That's assuming the mile markers were places correctly.
I never really felt good during this race, and you can see it in the splits. As I came to the end I really wanted to eek in at or under 1:35 and that's evident in my 9:09 pace for the final mile! I can't complain too much, since this is a 17:44 PR! The funny thing is that the last time I did a 10 mile race I PR'd by about 18 minutes as well! I'm glad I have a recent time that I can hopefully work on next year.
What would you do differently?:
Run more even splits and not go out so fast.
I grabbed my medal, a banana, cup of water and mini bottle of Powerade. Oddly, I never noticed sports drink on the course. I walked up and down the finish area a bit and waited for lizohal to cheer her into the finish.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
Probably started out too fast and I haven't done speedwork in ages. I'm also wondering if some of my hip soreness came from the fact that I ran and walked lots of hills last weekend in San Francisco.
-Lots of bathrooms if you were willing to go to the beginning of the pier. Didn't bother me at all.
-Could wait inside right up until the start.
-Gear check was easy
-Some vendors were there giving out Kind bars and a fake Muscle Milk type drink
-Path can be narrow
-Race started late, and a bit earlier than the 30 minutes late that they quoted
-Didn't seem to see sports drink, maybe only at one table?
-The finish area was wide open to tourists at Navy Pier, sort of wacky when you're trying to run in strong
I might do this race again, depends when my schedule is like next year
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Up at 5am. Took two trains to a bus to Navy Pier and was there with more than enough time. Especially the race started late! Ate a banana on the way as well as some Gatorade.
Stopped at the first bathroom in Navy Pier and loved that there was no wait. Walked to the end of the pier, sat in the gear check/expo area and ate a Luna bar. After an announcement was made that the race would start 30 minutes late due to "parking issues" I decided to gear check and head back to the far bathrooms to hit the head again. It was a long walk but worth it to not wait in a line and not feel like I had to get in and out.
I found Liz while all the runners were wandering around inside waiting for the race to start. We assumed the 30 minute delay meant the race would start at 8:30am. Around 8:27 we headed out and saw the race started. Interesting. We jumped in and took off.