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Peachtree Road Race 10K - Run10k

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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Atlanta Track Club
Total Time = 1h 10m 24s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Laundry problem left me frantically searching for clothes and then I left my watch at home. I didn't really need it, there were start and finish clocks and people yelling out the race time along the course. I also ended up running in my tennis/golf shorts but that wasn't a problem until well after the race ended. That problem was solved commando style.
Event warmup:

Walked to the race area, maybe 1/4 mile from where we got out of the car. There were signs advising you where to go by race number, 40,000-49,999 left, 50,000-59,999 right. It was a big race. I stood in the porta potty line with about 10,000 people thinking I was with my race group for about 10 minutes, then went to the right place to wait until my group was moved to the starting line.
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  • 6.2 miles
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The first three miles were the best run I've had in a long time, since I am a downhill specialist. I walked the uphill sections (bad hammy) which was most of the last half of the race. It was a fun day, and I don't think I did much damage to the hams. Not as much as I expected, anyway. It is fun to run with so many people cheering you on, TV cameras and helicopters everywhere, firefighters on cherrypickers overhead, flags hanging over the course, live statues of liberties walking the route and bands playing all along the way. It was a fun day, I'll do it again, hopefully without limping home to lick my wounds the next time. I have one complaint, the water at the first station I stopped at, which I think was the second station, tasted terrible to me. I went without the rest of the way, which left me vulnerable to temptation when someone in the crowd tried to hand me a cold can of beer (Coor's Light, I think), but I passed.
What would you do differently?:

Be healthy, dress for success.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to the t-shirt retreival area, then to my rendevous point, then to the car. That seemed like a mile or so.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Last updated: 2006-07-04 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 06.2 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Run was through the heart of Atlanta, downhill for three miles, then mildly uphill most of the rest of the way.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-07-04 6:21 PM

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Subject: Peachtree Road Race 10K

2006-07-04 9:22 PM
in reply to: #473630

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Dodge County, MN (out in the corn)
Subject: RE: Peachtree Road Race 10K
Good work on the 10K. It's been so hot and humid here that I can only make 3 miles. Take care of that hamstring.

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