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Charlottesville, Virginia
United States
38F / 3C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 27m 46s
Overall Rank = 635/1715
Age Group = M 50-54
Age Group Rank = 32/73
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:15. 1 cup of coffee, a little cake, 1/2 grapefruit, water/G2, and cheese sandwich. Ate a bit more than usual. Also took a couple of Ibuprofen. Headed off at 6:15, arrived at 6:45.
Event warmup:

Did a little warm-up jog around UHall parking lot, then stretched inside JPJ to keep muscles warm. Got to the start line, but probably should have gotten to the start a little earlier. Was behind too many slowish folks for the first mile or so.
Run
  • 1h 27m 46s
  • 10 miles
  • 08m 47s  min/mile
Comments:

Better than I anticipated since I had only really run once since the half marathon and my back still isn't 100%. I guess the half plus the temps must have helped. Plus, can't say I didn't have fresh legs! Felt pretty consistent for the whole course. Hills gave me some trouble - likely just the extra weight still. But for the most part, even kept the hills under 10min pace.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Felt good about the race. May have actually had a little more in the tank than I anticipated.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with Joe and his sister for a bit. Walked. Drove home, showered, and conked out on the couch.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training and weight mainly. Well, and age.

Event comments:

The one race I try not to miss each year. See lots of friends, and lots of people cheering along the route.




Last updated: 2015-02-15 12:00 AM
Running
01:27:46 | 10 miles | 08m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 32/73
Overall: 635/1715
Performance: Good
5 mile 44:03 (approx. 43:33) 10K 54.20 All miles under 9:00. Very even pace for me.
Course: Pretty easy through 4 miles, then the downtown section from mile 4-7.5 is kind of grueling with its steeper hills and cobblestones. Main street is long, but reasonably flat (though can be windy), mile 9 uphill by the "Corner" and then around Clark Hall (just before mile 10), you can start to pick it up again through the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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Good race, Stu. Looks like you did well & had fun
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Congrats, sounds like a great race and you did excellent!
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