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Louisville, Kentucky
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 15m 39s
Overall Rank = 332/6005
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 63/369
Pre-race routine:

Went down to Louisville the night before the race to Andy' house. Watched Kentucky beat Kansas State which took until after midnight. Slept on the couch and woke up at 6:10. Awesome.
Event warmup:

Andy is incapable of being on time for anything. So we pull into a parking lot about a mile from the stadium 20 minutes before the race. I still don't have my race packet. Instead of a warmup run I do a 7:30 mile to the stadium (including running up the overpass) get my packet, take my t-shirt to bag check, and make it to the starting line about 30 seconds before the gun went off. Wonderful start!
  • 1h 15m 39s
  • 10 miles
  • 07m 34s  min/mile

This winter has been awful with all the cold and snow so I've done most of my training on the treadmill. I was a bit worried about how that would translate, but this race went really well. My splits were very consistent (all btw 7:22 and 7:46) and I ran the second half 5 seconds faster than the first.
What would you do differently?:

Not a whole lot other than get to the race earlier. I PR'ed by almost two minutes on a much harder course than my previous 10 Mile PR and I was almost 6 minutes faster than the last time I did this race (2012)
Post race
Warm down:

Waited around for Andy to finish then headed to Nord's Bakery. Yes I would like a maple bacon donut. And a glazed donut. You know what? Let's just make that a dozen. Yum.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. Felt great, achieved my goal.

Event comments:

I enjoy this race when I make it down to Louisville. There are lots of spectators, lots of music on the course, and the hills are a nice challenge.

Last updated: 2014-03-22 12:00 AM
01:15:39 | 10 miles | 07m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 63/369
Overall: 332/6005
Performance: Good
1 - 7:25 2 - 7:39 3 - 7:30 4 - 7:46 5 - 7:32 6 - 7:40 7 - 7:34 8 - 7:32 9 - 7:39 10 - 7:22 1st half - 37:52 2nd half - 37.47
Course: Very slight uphill the first 3 miles to the park, then pretty hilly in the park till about mile 6, then slight downhill back to the stadium (with once short uphill on the overpass outside the stadium)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

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