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St. John's Santa Monica 5000 (10K) - Run10k

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Santa Monica, California
United States
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Total Time = 43m 3s
Overall Rank = 65/664
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 13/69
Pre-race routine:

Event warmup:

Ran 3 miles down to the start as a warm-up. Had a small bottle of water and a gel just prior to the scheduled start time.
  • 43m 3s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 56s  min/mile

The run went well. Mike and I ran together. He was having some difficulty with his calf so after we turned the corner at Mile 4 to come back down the gentle hill I pushed to catch a tri club member Mike knows. I thought he would go with me but he ended up not being able to hang on. I caught and passed the other tri club member at the 5 mile mark but was unable to catch any of the other runners ahead of me.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I guess not have a race next weekend.
Post race
Warm down:

Had a 2 bottles of water, a banana and some peanut butter filled pretzels. I then ran/walked the 4 miles back to my house. Anything flat I ran, anything up or down hill I walked to try to stretch out my legs and minimize pounding.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Fast run training.

Event comments:

The race started about 10 minutes late or so which was a little bit of a bummer but it gave me a chance to find Mike in the crowd of people at the start line. The pre-race activities, the race and the post-race activities were all very well organized.

Last updated: 2006-10-22 12:00 AM
00:43:03 | 06.21 miles | 06m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/69
Overall: 65/664
Performance: Good
Mile 1 7:11 (hr 154); Mile 2 7:08 (hr 169); Mile 3 7:49 (hr 174); Mile 4 6:45 (hr 176); Mile 5 5:44 (hr 178); Mile 6 7:02 (hr 181); Mile 6.2 1:21 (hr 181) [I believe Mile 3 was long and Mile 4 was short since Mile 4 was uphill]
Course: Start at Ocean Park and Barnard, run up to Main Street. Take Main Street to Ocean to San Vicente. San Vicente to 14th then turnaround and run back to Ocean to just before the pier.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2006-10-23 12:11 PM

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Los Angeles, CA
Subject: St. John's Santa Monica 5000 (10K)

2006-10-23 12:14 PM
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Subject: RE: St. John's Santa Monica 5000 (10K)
Sounds like your run went well. Sorry that your running buddy had problems.Which race are you doing next weekend?
2006-10-23 12:30 PM
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Sherman Oaks, CA
Subject: RE: St. John's Santa Monica 5000 (10K)
Good job breaking 7 minute miles. I was shooting for 46 minutes but ended up with a slightly disappointing 48 minute time.

Looks like you jammed on the downhill mile 5!

I didn't stay for the post-race. Just walked back to my car (parked at the start) and wondered how I can take it up a notch.

2006-10-23 12:41 PM
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Ann Arbor, MI
Subject: RE: St. John's Santa Monica 5000 (10K)
Great race! Way to get the blood pumping to start the taper week strong. See ya next weekend!
2006-10-23 2:42 PM
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Subject: RE: St. John's Santa Monica 5000 (10K)
Damn.   Sub 7 miles and a PB.  Looks like the incline at San Vicente didn't hurt you much.  Awesome race
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