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Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler - Run10 Mile

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Cleveland, Ohio
United States
48F / 9C
Total Time = 1h 20m 49s
Overall Rank = 296/1591
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 28/95
Pre-race routine:

Parked at a coworker's house who lived near the start, and his wife drove us all over. We strolled around to find the gear drop, then I hopped in line for the port-o-johns.
Event warmup:

Nothing... stood about and chatted with folks.
  • 1h 20m 49s
  • 10 miles
  • 08m 05s  min/mile

Met up with a fellow Team RWB member who was doing this event as a Flag Run, and I decided that rather than racing this for time, that I would just run with him and the flag. We went out easy and just held a conversational pace the whole way, chatting for much of the run. The sun was out and there was a light breeze... it was just a great day for a run. It was incredible the number of cheers that we got out there, and we made a point of thanking every officer and volunteer guarding every intersection and spent a lot of time waving to people or high-fiving folks going the other direction. The last mile and a half was mostly downhill, and we opened our strides a little and just went with it. We picked up the pace in the last half mile and crossed the finish line running strong.

It was a good morning :)
What would you do differently?:

Not a single thing.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around chatting with people, waiting for the coworker to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Choosing to do this as a Flag Run rather than racing it.

Event comments:

This is an incredibly well run event. It's an enjoyable course, and the crowds along the course and at the finish line are great! Tons of volunteers helping, and the post-race food was top-notch.

Last updated: 2013-02-06 12:00 AM
01:20:49 | 10 miles | 08m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 28/95
Overall: 296/1591
Performance: Good
1 8:36.4 1.00 8:36 2 8:07.3 1.00 8:07 3 7:54.0 1.00 7:54 4 7:57.8 1.00 7:58 5 7:48.0 1.00 7:48 6 8:17.3 1.00 8:17 7 8:18.6 1.00 8:19 8 8:17.5 1.00 8:17 9 8:01.2 1.00 8:01 10 8:20.5 1.00 8:21
Course: Mostly flat loop starting at Edgewater State Park and going out into Cleveland's near-west suburbs and coming back to finish at the park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 4

2013-04-27 11:19 AM

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