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Great Pumpkin Challenge 10K - Run10k

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Saratoga Springs, New York
United States
Saratoga Bridges
45F / 7C
Total Time = 38m 47s
Overall Rank = 2/481
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/30
Pre-race routine:

Made some pancakes, then got the family together and drove up to Saratoga
Event warmup:

Ran 2.25 miles (gotta hit 10 total today!) very easy with a few pickups in there. Stretched a tad at the start line.
  • 38m 47s
  • 10 kms
  • 03m 53s  min/km

Plan was to start with 6:15/mi and see if I could hold it throughout. Started a little hot with a 6:10, but settled down after that. Pace was tough to hold on the 2nd half, especially with those hills, but I knew Steve wasn't far behind so I didn't want to let it slip too much.

With the 5k sharing the course, I really had no idea where I was in terms of the field, but looking back on it I should've known I was doing pretty well. Inside of 2 miles to go the bike that I saw leading Joe in came back to ride in front of me. In my lactic acid haze I didn't really think anything of it, so I was really surprised when they told me I finished in 2nd overall!
What would you do differently?:

Not much, had a good plan, stuck to it and had a great result!
Post race
Warm down:

Cooled down with some easy running to get up to 10 miles for the day, picking up stuff from the car while I was out. Then watched Evie do the kids fun run, which was awesome! Future star in the making??

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really, very happy with this result

Event comments:

First time doing this event and I really enjoyed it. Cool venue and the atmosphere was fun.

Last updated: 2015-10-18 12:00 AM
00:38:47 | 10 kms | 03m 53s  min/km
Age Group: 1/30
Overall: 2/481
Performance: Good
Course: Two loops, sharing the first one with the 5k crowd. The first loop was very flat, the second one had 3 hills, none were huge. Overall a pretty fast course in the park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2015-10-18 1:47 PM

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