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Traverse City, Michigan
United States
Cherry Festival
68F / 20C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 02m 50s
Overall Rank = 39/299
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/16
Pre-race routine:

The usual
Event warmup:

Ran about a mile with some striders to get warm and sweaty
Run
  • 1h 02m 50s
  • 15 kms
  • 04m 11s  min/km
Comments:

Legs felt very dead right from the start. Just flat. I trained a lot in the week leading up to this and it might have just been too much. I wanted to go sub 1:00:00 and thought I had a very legitimate shot but not on this day.

"mount" McKinley was hard. Kept the pace under 7:10 while ascending. Some kid came by me like I was standing still on the way up. This was the only person to pass me after the first mile.

After McKinlely my legs actually came around a little bit and I was actually able to catch up and pass the only other guy who passed me early on. The last mile is long. You can see the finish for about 0.8 miles and it is sunny with a tiny bit of uphill? I wanted to be done very badly but as soon as I was done I felt pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

Not train as much in the days before.
Post race
Event comments:

Fun race that I will do every chance I get. I like the distance.




Last updated: 2015-07-13 12:00 AM
Running
01:02:50 | 15 kms | 04m 11s  min/km
Age Group: 2/16
Overall: 39/299
Performance: Average
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Nice job Jason!
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