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New Bern Bridge Run - Run10k

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New Bern, North Carolina
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 43m 17s
Overall Rank = 12/170
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/18
Pre-race routine:

drove to New Bern and got packet. Drank the walmart version of Ensure with coffee before leaving. Ate a cliff bar and some Infint along the way. Ate a gell 20 mintutes before race.

Rode bus from finish line across river to starting point. From there, just tried to stay warm
Event warmup:

ran for about 10 minutes, stretched well, then jogged another 5minutes.
  • 43m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 58s  min/mile

Fastest 10k I have run yet. Shaved a minute off my previous best. The time above is the chip time. The gun time was a second slower. A really good run for me. Did not go out too fast. First mile was around 6:45 as was the second. At the halfway point (yes they painted that on the road) I was at 21:10. Obviously I slowed down the second half a little bit. Did not get water at any of the stops. I think because it was so cool, that I didn't need any. The last 2 miles or so was into the wind and the last mile was weaving through downtown, so no good straight aways. Caught 2 people during the race and really the only people who passed me were in the starting group I was with.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Well, maybe kick in a little further from the finish line.
Post race
Warm down:

stretched while waiting for some friends from Kinston to finish. Had to leave pretty quickly to get to William's soccer game.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I recommend this race. It was well organized. I didn't see much afterwards because I had to leave, but that is the way most of my fall races work out. Got to see the kids' games.

Last updated: 2006-10-23 12:00 AM
00:43:17 | 06.21 miles | 06m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/18
Overall: 12/170
Performance: Good
Course: point to point run. they start you in Bridgeton and you run over the high rise bridge over the Neuse River, then over the Trent River, then through downtown New Bern past Tryon Palace. Except for the two bridges and the up ramp off Hwy. 70, flat course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-10-23 5:57 PM

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Kinston, NC
Subject: New Bern Bridge Run

2006-10-23 7:06 PM
in reply to: #576156

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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
Subject: RE: New Bern Bridge Run
Great job and congratulations on your new PR!!  It sounds like a nice race - New Bern is a pretty town.  
2006-10-24 2:08 PM
in reply to: #576156

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West Chicago, IL
Subject: RE: New Bern Bridge Run
Great job on the race! I never knew there were so many 5k, 8k and 10k runs! Nice PR!

Edited by 1 Foot The Other 2006-10-24 2:08 PM
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