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Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 - Run10 Mile

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
United States
Foundation for Excellence Burr Ridge CCSD
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 50m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Bagel and cream cheese two hours before. Excedrin one hour before. Gel 30 minutes before.
Event warmup:

Light stretching
  • 1h 50m
  • 10 miles
  • 11m  min/mile

Nice, easy run. Was pacing a guy who's in training for the Chicago Marathon, so this was a training run for him. For me, the pace was easy, even considering that I haven't run this far in a very long time. Like a lot of guys, he told me he was going to be doing this faster (at a 10 m/m pace), but it was pretty clear early on that we weren't going to get close to that. :) Nice thing - since I hit an 11 m/m pace EXACTLY I won a gift certifcate for a free pair of shoes!!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I wasn't racing, just running. Very fast field - even if I was racing I probably wouldn't have gotten any higher than the bottom third. This was a fun run, though.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, stretched a lot, got some food and water. No t-shirt, though - they gave them out to people as they were finishing and we didn't run fast enough to get one. Bah. They had far more runners than they anticipated -- over double what they had last year.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My running partner. :) But that's what today was about.

Event comments:

I really enjoy this race. It's only in it's third year, but it's very organized, the goody bags are AWESOME, they have lots of prizes, the post-race food is good (even when it was mostly gone by the time we got there) and the venue is beautiful. I'd love to do this one every year.

Last updated: 2006-07-22 12:00 AM
01:50:00 | 10 miles | 11m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Loop through Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. Probably 80% shaded! Somewhat hilly course -- at least far more hilly than the streets around my house. With the exception of a half mile at the start and end which was run through grass, the rest was limestone trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2006-07-22 11:52 AM

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