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Stockade-athon 15K Road Race - Run15k

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Schenectady, New York
United States
Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club
44F / 7C
Total Time = 55m 57s
Overall Rank = 44/1009
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/73
Pre-race routine:

French Toast cups for breakfast, drove to near the race site and checked in at the YMCA before meeting up with some of the guys.
Event warmup:

10 minute easy jog with Joe
  • 55m 57s
  • 15 kms
  • 03m 44s  min/km

Wasn't sure what to expect here, given the minimal running since Kona. Plan was to go out with feel, and if things going well to see how fast I could go. Course sets up well to negative split the 5ks, with a net uphill first, and net downhill last. Went 19:13, 18:41, 18:04 so I'd saying pacing was if anything too conservative. Crazy considering if anything I thought the first 5k was too fast, but I felt good so just kept with it. Had a young man just ahead of me for the whole race, so keyed in on him when we entered the park. Made contact on the hills coming out of it, but then he pulled away slightly on the downhills to the graveyard. I reattached and stayed behind him for a couple minutes, before making my move before the downhill section to the finish. Turns out that big push got me to slide in under 56 minutes for a massive PR!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little, did some stretching in the gym.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Fun to have such a popular race this close to home. Crazy how it seems like every local runner was here. And such a fast field, 85 people under 1 hour!

Last updated: 2022-11-13 12:00 AM
00:55:57 | 15 kms | 03m 44s  min/km
Age Group: 6/73
Overall: 44/1009
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling loop in Schenectady
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
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

2022-11-13 4:49 PM

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