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Mill Bay, British Columbia
5C / 41F
Total Time = 43m 37s
Overall Rank = 135/511
Age Group = 25-29M
Age Group Rank = 14/16
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, felt sick, threw up everything I ate the night before. Great start to my day. It was a 45 min drive to where the race was so we left around 7:30am.
Event warmup:

Ran fairly easy for a km and then proceded to throw up my breakfast!!! I felt pretty bad.
  • 43m 37s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 22s  min/km

I had the flu so I had thrown up everything I put in my body since 8pm Saturday night so I felt pretty weak, especially after I threw up my breakfast before warm-up. Surprisingly I started to feel good after that and when the race staretd I felt really good. The first k was a gradual downhill then gradual uphill so I was pretty surprised when I saw 3:53 as my first km. Even more surprised when my next 2kms on gradual uphills and flats. I realised I was on pace for a sub 40 10km and I had visions of glory, but I hit the 5th k which is a hard uphill and lost it. Not having any fuel caught up to me and I felt just drained. The next 3k's were a struggle, and it was all I could do to keep myself going. Finally we hit a part of the course with some flats rather than rolling hills and I managed to recover a bit. I finished all right, but felt like I had run 15km not 10km. Pretty rough
What would you do differently?:

It's hard to say, I felt like I ran well other than being sick. If I hadn't been sick I could have pushed my PB for 10km by going sub 41.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water and walked around trying to loosen my legs up. My friend who I was with had finished just before me, so we went for a light jog and stretched for 10 mins after finishing our waters

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No doubt about it the flu.

Event comments:

Another good event in the Vancouver Island Race series. It was the first time I had done this particular race and I was very pleased with the course. It ran right along the edge of the ocean so the views were great.

Last updated: 2007-01-29 12:00 AM
00:43:37 | 10 kms | 04m 22s  min/km
Age Group: 14/16
Overall: 135/511
Performance: Good
1km:3:53 2km:4:01 3km:3:58 4km:4:01 5km:4:50 6km:4:50 7km:4:22 8km:4:50 9km:4:32 10km:4:16
Course: Out and back rolling hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-01-29 12:33 AM

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Subject: Mill Bay 10km

2007-01-29 8:20 AM
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Subject: RE: Mill Bay 10km

Sorry to hear about the barfing...But nice job still running a solid race while sick.


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