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Squirrelly Six Mile - Run

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Voorheesville, New York
United States
Albany Running Exchange
40F / 4C
Total Time = 41m
Overall Rank = 3/232
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 2/31
Pre-race routine:

Made some waffles at home, debated my race plan while Danielle drove us to Thacher (to go hard or just chill??)
Event warmup:

1 mile jog broken up by a bathroom break. Ended closer to race start than planned.
  • 41m
  • 6 miles
  • 06m 50s  min/mile

Decided why not try to hang up front and see I can make overall podium. Started out in 3rd position, dropped to 5th, then moved up to 4th for a bit. Got passed again into 5th. Now... how many of these guys are actually doing the half???

First mile - grassy, net uphill. Went too hard with the leaders.
2nd - on the trails now with the big (not so) muddy hill. Feeling it. Now that I'm in 5th do I just pull back and chill?
3rd - Less difficult section, settling in okay. This isn't so bad.
4th - Out and back to hang glider always fun and scenic. Finally shook the young guy on my heels on the short but steep climb.
5th - By far the most technical section, elevation loss adds speed along with danger. Can't believe how dry the trails are today!
6th - Back on the grassy stuff for the fast finish. Can't reach guy ahead, just make sure that kid doesn't come back on you.

Hey, look at that, two of the guys ahead went to do the half! 3rd overall!
What would you do differently?:

Eh a lot of this wasn't ideal, but whatever. I had fun.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around while waiting for Danielle. First female - by a lot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Legs & back two days prior. Warming up too close to start. Poor early pacing. Overdressed.

Event comments:

Absolutely love this event. Such great weather and trail conditions this year. Best ever?

Last updated: 2022-10-30 12:00 AM
00:41:00 | 06 miles | 06m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/31
Overall: 3/232
Performance: Good
Course: Lollipop-ish starting and ending on mostly grass path to and from trails at Thacher Park
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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

2022-10-30 8:58 PM

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