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Summer Solstice Trail Run - Run

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Gardiner, New York
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 57m 58s
Overall Rank = 13/249
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 3/10
Pre-race routine:

Definitely a weird race to prep for, with a 6:30pm start time and a 4:15 departure time for the carpool. Ate a banana in the car which seemed to hold me over for the race.
Event warmup:

None, trying to be good about rest week (which Clay ruined by deciding to push the pace)
  • 57m 58s
  • 14 kms
  • 04m 08s  min/km

Was planning to try to be good about rest week (plus I had an FTP test planned the next morning), but given the nature of the trail that was likely not a realistic plan. Clay was pushing pretty hard in the early going, and I just hung with him. A few miles in, he faded back and I was out in front for some downhill sections. I again tried to be smart and backed off (just a little), which allowed Clay to catch back up on a short uphill section later on (so much for that idea). Again we ran together before I left him behind for good when I decided to pick people off until the end. Got the last guy on the steep hill before the finish (really buried him there, actually).
What would you do differently?:

With the elevation (~650) it was unlikely I was ever going to be able to make this an "easy" run, but pushing it during a meaningless trail race wasn't a great set up for my FTP test the next day.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around until everyone came in, then headed down to the beach. Would've brought a change of clothes had I know there would be swimming after!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I guess nothing, but that's beside the point on this one haha.

Event comments:

I'm really glad I got talked into signing up for this one, it was a stunningly beautiful course, with multiple gorgeous views throughout the whole thing. Will definitely do it again in the future.

Last updated: 2018-06-27 12:00 AM
00:57:58 | 14 kms | 04m 08s  min/km
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 13/249
Performance: Good
Course: BEAUTIFUL loop course through Minnewaska. Basically up hill for 4 miles, downhill for 4 miles, with a steep kick right before the finish. All carriage paths.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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

2018-06-27 3:46 PM

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