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Ann Arbor, Michigan
United States
Tortoise and Hare Events
40F / 4C
Total Time = 49m
Overall Rank = 123/334
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 15/20
Pre-race routine:

Mainly stayed in the truck trying to stay warm. Cheered on the women's 5k which took place before the 10k. Tried to decide how many layers of clothes to wear.
Event warmup:

About a mile of very easy jogging, a few drills, and quite a bit of stretching.
  • 49m
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

About five minutes before the start the sun came out so I decided to ditch my sweat pants and run in shorts, gloves, and a long sleeve shirt. About 30 seconds before the gun went off the sun went, permanently, behind the clouds. So I was a little cold on the run. Live and learn.

Besides being a little code, it was a very uneventful run. Main goal was to run consistent splits at right around 8 minute miles. Accomplished that with flying colors.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was a new PR for me, blowing away my old PR by 1:40.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a cookie and jogged back to the truck to get my warmups back on (I was freezing). Walked back down to the finish had some water and a couple of bannanas and then called it a day.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing, this was a new PR. Might have been able to go a little faster had I not been on vacation (no running) for two out of the three weeks before the race.

Event comments:

Still a good race. The post race food and drink seemed to be a little better last year.

Last updated: 2006-11-10 12:00 AM
00:49:00 | 06.21 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 123/20
Overall: 15/334
Performance: Good
Mile-1: 7:45 (163 avg hr) Mile-2: 7:44 (179 avg hr) Mile-3: 7:59 (182 avg hr) Mile-4: 7:59 (185 avg hr) Mile-5: 7:44 (187 avg hr) Mile-6: 7:53 (192 avg hr)
Course: Two lap course of a paved nature trail. Very flat, a little slick in spots from the rain we had the previoius week.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: 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] 3

2006-11-18 1:02 PM

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Ida, Michigan
Subject: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 10k

2006-11-18 2:01 PM
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Central New York
Subject: RE: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 10k
New PR! Woot!

And you ran so sensibly, too.

Nice work.
2006-11-20 10:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 10k
Congrats on the PR.  It is sometimes easier to run in the cold, no real chance to overheat. 
2006-11-20 9:54 PM
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Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 10k
I forget that 40 here seems much warmer.  Way to PR and figure out the training base for next season.
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