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Troy, New York
United States
33F / 1C
Overcast
Total Time = 40m 56s
Overall Rank = 73/1459
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/89
Pre-race routine:

Had cereal and a clementine for breakfast. Short drive to the race and met up with Steve and Joe.
Event warmup:

None.
Run
  • 40m 56s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 05s  min/km
Comments:

Coming into the race my plan was just to run with Steve, given it's only my 2nd real run since the Great Pumpkin back in mid-October. But we got separated from him when he went to the bathroom right before the start. So being all alone, I decided to give sub-40 a try. Why not, right? As expected, I had no business attempting that, and ran positive splits for the first 5 miles (first 5k may or may not have been under 20:00, it was close). Somewhere in the 5th mile an older runner came up on me and said "come on, stay with me" and it was just what I needed. I hung with him and even dropped my pace back down for a 6:32 6th mile. With about 3/4 to 1/2 mile to go, I thought maybe I had a shot at sub-41 if I picked it up, so I left him for a strong finish. An extra kick on the homestretch and I snuck right under it.
What would you do differently?:

Probably should've ran with Steve, but had fun pushing myself instead.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit, then to my car to change coats. Stretched a little while waiting to reconvene with the guys near the finish line.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still just coming off of an abbreviated offseason.

Event comments:

Had a good time, glad I ended up signing up at the last minute.




Last updated: 2016-11-24 12:00 AM
Running
00:40:56 | 10 kms | 04m 05s  min/km
Age Group: 7/89
Overall: 89/1459
Performance: Average
Course: Basically a flat out and back, with a little out and back over the Green Island bridge on the way out.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
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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