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Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
82F / 28C
Total Time = 43m 33s
Overall Rank = 5/197
Age Group = Masters
Age Group Rank = 1/13
Pre-race routine:

Peanut butter/banana/honey sandwich as usual at 6:30am.
Event warmup:

A short jog up to the Capitol building and back let me know it was going to be a slow day. Insanely hot and humid at 8am, 8:30 race start.
Did some dynamic stretches after the jog.
  • 43m 33s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile

Not my best performance. Nowhere near a 10k race PR, but it's a tough course.
What would you do differently?:

Um, make it not so hot and humid?
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training. Fitness.

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Last updated: 2015-06-22 12:00 AM
00:43:33 | 06.2 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 4/197
Performance: Good
I think I gave up one spot total in the whole race. Had a guy come up and run with me until mile 2, just steady on my heels from about 0.75 to 2. We chatted briefly as we neared mile 2. When Mile 1 in 6:13, felt pretty manageable but too fast. Mile 2 in 6:14 and I decided to back off. He motored on by. By the time I neared mile 3, I was walking up the Pullen hill. Another guy that had been behind me passed me on that hill. Mile 3 in 7:40...ugh walking. Mile 4 in 6:54, which had a little walking in it. Just after Mile 4, I was reeling in the guy that had passed me just before mile 3. Between Mile 4 and 5, I got him. Also between 4 and 5, I had to walk again for a minute, and he passed me back. Mile 5 in 7:37, some walking through Boylan Heights. Between 5 and 6, I passed him back for good and put some distance on him. Mile 6 in 6:53, hurting.
Course: Slight uphill from start to first left. Rolling out to Boylan. Dips downhill to meet Western Blvd. Steady uphill up Western, then strong uphill to the turnaround on Pullen at the traffic circle. Downhill all the way back to Boylan, then strong uphill up Boylan. Rolling back along Hargett, net LONG downhill on Fayetteville.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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