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Medoc Trail Marathon and 10 miler - Run10 Mile

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Hollister, North Carolina
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 17m 4s
Overall Rank = 12/225
Age Group = M40-49
Age Group Rank = 3/30
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, ate a peanut butter and banana sandwich and had a cup of coffee. Totally wasn't feeling speedy today.
Event warmup:

Walked to the race start around 8ish, hung out with my folks for a few minutes (they were manning the main aid station), did a very short jog with Marshall, working in some skips, shuffles, and other moves to loosen up my legs a little, then Lainey and I just chilled out at the start line area. Probably the least prep I've ever given to a race.
  • 1h 17m 4s
  • 10 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile

2 nasty falls, first one at about mile 2, tripped on a root. Recovered and didn't lose a position, but it took the wind out of my sails for sure. It is due to failing eyesight, as I never even saw the root that threw me down. 2nd fall was just past the mile 7.2 aid station, went down hard, but popped right back up.

I walked quite a bit during this race. Walked some of the big uphill to the Summit, then again after mile 8 on the big uphills. The walking pushed me back to 3rd easily from 1st, but my goal was a podium finish, and this is good enough.
What would you do differently?:

More hill work. The hills really zapped me. This training block I've been plagued with hamstring and calf issues, and that limited me Saturday.
Post race
Warm down:

Finished the race, checked the results, then popped back onto the course at mile 7.2ish and waited for Lainey to come through. She came by shortly thereafter, and I ran the last ~3 miles of her race with her. She made over 25 passes for overall position in those closing miles! I gave her the confidence to push, and helped her know when to walk.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hills. Eyesight.

Event comments:

Love Medoc. It will be on my 2014 calendar, either Spring or Fall race, or maybe both.

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Last updated: 2013-06-30 12:00 AM
01:17:04 | 10 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/30
Overall: 12/225
Performance: Average
Course: Rooty. Rocky. Rolling. A few steep ascents, some nice long descents. And the rocks and roots seem to grow as the course goes along.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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] 5

2013-10-21 9:50 AM

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Subject: Medoc Trail Marathon and 10 miler

2013-10-21 3:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Medoc Trail Marathon and 10 miler
Nice race Bill! Yeah, eyesight comes in handy on trails! :-)
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