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Duck River Trail Race - Run


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Columbia, Tennessee
United States
Columbia Cycling Club
55F / 13C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 12m 34s
Overall Rank = 4/35
Age Group = >40
Age Group Rank = 1/24
Pre-race routine:

ate my oatmeal, drove to the race, stretched and walked about 1/4 mile to warm up
Event warmup:

none
Run
  • 1h 12m 34s
  • 15 kms
  • 04m 50s  min/km
Comments:

Run went great. I had never only run 1 loop at a time, usually doing 2-2.5 laps. My fastest ever lap was 1:24, so I thought 1:18 would be great. Perfect weather for the day. Was feeling good, so I decided to race instead of just run. Felt really good, and kept it at threshold the entire way. My GPS wasn't working so I don't know if I slowed much at all or not, but felt like a very steady effort. With the way the trail is laid out with lots of switchbacks,I could see a guy in front of me and a another behind me, about a minute in either direction. I had to push so I wouldn't get caught and I thought that I might be able to catch the guy in front. Ended up staying in the same spot, but finished strong, and couldn't believe my 1:12 finish. A good 6-7 min fafster than expected, and I felt great doing it. Hopefully I didn't over do it for the 50 this weekend.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Post race
Warm down:

walkd around, ate, and got my award

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing, It was as good as I could've done, I truly feel

Event comments:

Very small race, but great trails, good organization. Will definitely do it again.




Last updated: 2019-04-03 12:00 AM
Running
01:12:34 | 15 kms | 04m 50s  min/km
Age Group: 1/24
Overall: 4/35
Performance: Good
Course: 8.3 mile trail loop with a straight section through a field to get onto the trails and make the distance
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 4

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