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St. Paul, Minnesota
United States
Charities Challenge
62F / 17C
Overcast
Total Time = 7h 30m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I got up at 5 am had a Bagel and took off for the city. I had to stop at Great Harvest Bread in S. Mpls. to pick up the awards (loaves of bread). I arrived at the race site at about 7 am.
Event warmup:

I did my usual stretching routine and then racewalked about a quarter of the way around the lake to warm up the legs (mainly to get the chin cramps out of the way.

Had a hammer gel just before the start 9and a cup of water that came back to haunt me)
Run
  • 39m 58s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 12m 53s  min/mile
Comments:

I started off what I thought was well but my first mile was slower than I expected. By the second lap that pre race cup of water was filling my bladder. Another racewalker had pulled even with me so my temptation to hit the trees was lessened (Competive juices were flwoing). We stayed neck and neck (he had tried to cath me at a previous race and couldn't run me down) untill aboutt he 3 mile mark at which he let me go (I did up the pace for my finish kick also).
What would you do differently?:

Drinking the cup of water made me very uncomfortable when my bladder was full. I need some water to go with the gel but not the whole cup.
Post race
Warm down:

Found a restroom!

Walked around a bit to cool off. Helped take down the race event site.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to do more intervals to help my body feel comfortabel witht he faster turn over rate. I really beleive I can get my pace done to sub - 10 minutes.




Last updated: 2006-09-02 12:00 AM
Running
00:39:58 | 03.1 miles | 12m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
mile 1 - 12:53 mile 2 - 13:14 last 1.2 - 13:51
Course: asphalt path some very slight topography
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-09-02 3:21 PM

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2006-09-02 4:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Charities Challenge - Challenge Arthritis

Awesome job! 

Great Harvest bread for prizes sounds terrific too - their stuff is soooooooo good.

2006-09-02 10:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Charities Challenge - Challenge Arthritis
good job ..  you can certainly get under 10 mintues miles.. no doubt .. keep running!
2006-09-03 7:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Charities Challenge - Challenge Arthritis

Great race!  I love your goal too!  That is so cool!

2006-09-03 7:49 PM
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Good job Gerb!
2006-09-03 10:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Charities Challenge - Challenge Arthritis

Nice race....I see sub 10 in your future!

For me that was a huge goal and I was so overwhelmed when I finally did it!

Next year at Brewhouse maybe your goal can be sub 10 on the run!

Congrats!



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