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Mystic Places Marathon - 10 Mile - Run10 Mile

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East Lyme, Connecticut
United States
Mystic Places Marathon
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 02m 19s
Overall Rank = 14/496
Age Group = 01-19
Age Group Rank = 1/6
Pre-race routine:

Chatting with mom in the car.
Event warmup:

Just a quick jog around the block to get the blood flowing.
  • 1h 02m 19s
  • 10 miles
  • 06m 14s  min/mile

I messed up way too much on this. 1 mile in, with the lead pack, I went the wrong way and lost a good minute or so. Making the turn caused me to lose big time and momentum. Also, I didn't tie my shoes well enough, so I lost my timing chip once (had to stop to retie laces), but then my laces came undone again so I just said I'd tie it double knot (which I did). All of this threw off my pacing and rhythm so I knew I had no chance at breaking 1 hour. Oh well.
What would you do differently?:

I would take a look at the course map and maybe jog the course a bit. I would double tie my shoelaces and make sure they didn't slip.
Post race
Warm down:

A little jog to the Krispy Kreme tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Logistical issues and incompetent volunteers.

Event comments:

I think that a little bit needs to be done to make sure that the 10 mile runners and the marathon runners know where and when they separate. While the organization of the race in general was really smooth, the actual "racing" and course-related organization was pretty bad. Overall, this was a great race on a beautiful fall day.

Last updated: 2006-10-22 12:00 AM
01:02:19 | 10 miles | 06m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 14/496
Avg HR: 184 Max HR: 191 Mile 4: 24:46 Mile 5: 30:59 Mile 6: 37:05 10K: 38:28 Mile 8: 50:26 Mile 9: 56:19 Mile10: 62:19
Course: Flat and very fast. They did a terrible job marking the turnaround points. I always got mixed up with the marathoners.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-10-22 11:40 PM


Washington, DC
Subject: Mystic Places Marathon - 10 Mile

2006-10-23 6:30 AM
in reply to: #575111

Subject: RE: Mystic Places Marathon - 10 Mile
Damn, Kim... All those problems and you still pulled out an AG win and 14th OA... AWESOME!

Edited by CptnJackSparrow 2006-10-23 6:31 AM
2006-10-23 6:39 AM
in reply to: #575111

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Oak Ridge,
Subject: RE: Mystic Places Marathon - 10 Mile
Wow, fantastic race in spite of all the issues you had!  Congrats on the AG win!
2006-10-23 7:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Mystic Places Marathon - 10 Mile
Jeepers—you're wicked fast!! Lots of problems out on the course, but you still smoked it!!

Nice job
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