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Boilermaker 15K Road Race - Run15k

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Utica, New York
United States
Boilermaker Road Race
70F / 21C
Total Time = 54m 44s
Overall Rank = 119/6972
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 19/552
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15, took care of the pups, then met up with the Merlis' to ride out with them, which was a lot of fun. Some walking back and forth to get bib and drop off bag. Bagel with PB and cherries in the van, Gatorade, and TRS.
Event warmup:

1 mile with a few short pick ups.
  • 54m 44s
  • 15 kms
  • 03m 39s  min/km

My main goal was to beat Joe, and hopefully get a PR along the way. But I was okay if I blew up trying to hang with him, and it cost me the PR. Ran shoulder to shoulder for almost 3 miles. On a sharp left turn is a steep little climb, and I felt him sagging off, so I pushed up to some people ahead to create some space. Through the golf course I pushed up the hills again, and did my best not to give any back on the downs. I refused to look back, but I had a feeling I had lost him with about half the race still to go. Now I just had to keep it up and not lose focus. Given what a huge race this is with tons of speeders, I was able to work off people around me to keep going. I never looked at my watch, even after leaving Joe, which was a new but fun way to race. Saw the clock coming down to the finish and was so excited to break 55 minutes!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, extremely happy with this! The year of the PR continues.
Post race
Warm down:

Chatted with Josh, then walked to the post race area with Joe. No cool down. Happy to get a massage before the lines formed.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Really excited to race this again, such a fun event.

Last updated: 2023-07-10 12:00 AM
00:54:44 | 15 kms | 03m 39s  min/km
Age Group: 19/552
Overall: 119/6972
Performance: Good
Course: Gradually uphill first 5k, then the golf course climb, but lots of down following, then some rolled before a fast downhill finish.
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

2023-07-10 10:10 AM

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