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Tidewater Striders Turkey Trot 10k - Run10k

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
tidewater striders
45F / 7C
Total Time = 43m 36s
Overall Rank = 70/756
Age Group = M 35 - 39
Age Group Rank = 6/56
Pre-race routine:

Prerace consisted of Starbucks and a gel. I waited in my car until the very last second to head to the start.
  • 43m 36s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile

It was cold, miserable with driving, freezy rain and wind. I just wanted to get this thing over with. I arrived at the start about 2 minutes before the gun and asked the one friend of mine who actually posted why we were doing this. If this wasn't a Thanksgiving tradition, I would have bagged the race.

Decent run - PR (race results read 42:56 which can't be correct, so I will go with my watch time), but not a whole lot faster than the Du combined times from last week. I know I have a faster 10k in me, but it hurts too much to try again.
What would you do differently?:

Hope for lack of rain and wind.
Post race
Warm down:

Right to car to get out of the weather. I didn't stay at all to say hi to anyone.

Event comments:

Thanksgiving tradition - nothing more. :)

Last updated: 2006-11-18 12:00 AM
00:43:36 | 06.2 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/56
Overall: 70/756
Performance: Good
Course: New course around Mt. Trashmore, which exposed us to the elements more. :)
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-11-24 8:10 AM

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Chesapeake, VA
Subject: Tidewater Striders Turkey Trot 10k

2006-11-27 3:03 PM
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Vestavia Hills
Subject: RE: Tidewater Striders Turkey Trot 10k

Congrats on the PR!  Wow .... 43:36 is awesome (although I would have claimed the 42:56 'cause I am not sure I'd ever see 43:xx much less alone anything in the 42:xx range!) - and you prolly could have chaved some off of that had it not been freezing + wet.

Nicely done.

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