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Jacksonville, Florida
United States
The Jacksonville Track Club
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
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Pre-race routine:

Got the kids up and got dressed. Had a cup of coffee and some peanut butter toast.
Event warmup:

Stood in line for the port-a-potty
  • 1h 17m 39s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 08m 20s  min/mile

My goals for this run were not hurt myself and run a decent pace (for me). Smokin for me would have been 8 min/mile. I was looking to be under 9 min/mile.

This race starts off very crowded and stays that way for about 4 miles. As you can see from my lap data the start was slow. I was running without my running partner for a change so I only had to worry about myself. I fought my way through the crowds and settled into my pace.

I tried not to look at my watch too much other than to take a peek at my HR. I enjoyed watching the ponytails and listening to the music as I passed the bands.

I had gatorade (endurance) in my water bottle and I was chewing on Clif shots as I went along. I dumped water on my head at each waterstop and drank my gatorade as I went along.

I was happy with my pace as the race progressed. When I got to the Hart bridge I held my chin up and powered my way up it. My pace dropped some and my HR spiked but I felt good and kept on trucking.

At the top (just past mile 8) I looked down at the long stream of runners ahead of me. I tried not to let the downhill get away with me so that I wouldn't fall and hurt myself.

When the hill started to subside I started to pick up my pace. When I rounded the corner past Alltel stadium I could see the end. I stretched out my stride and sped up some more.

I crossed the line at 1:21 and change but my chip time was 1:17:39.

I got my medal and took off my chip and headed for the beer. I ran into my running partner at the beer tent. She was psyched because she came in right at 1:20:00. That had been her goal.

I was a little bummed that she had beat me in but I was happy for her.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Drank a couple free beers then went and ran the 1 mile fun run with my kids.

After all that it was off to help my daughter move from her apartment in to her house. The stairs got old after a bit.

Last updated: 2006-12-15 12:00 AM
01:17:39 | 9.32 miles | 08m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Mile 1 8:55 157/145 Mile 2 8:10 171/163 Mile 3 8:01 176/167 Mile 4 8:09 172/167 Mile 5 8:00 172/169 Mile 6 8:17 174/170 Mile 7 7:57 176/170 Mile 8 8:20 185/175 Mile 9 7:19 183/173 Mile 0.3 6:29 191/184
Course: winds through downtown Jacksonville/San Marco crosses two bridges (Main st and Hart)
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2007-03-12 6:03 AM

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Orange Park Florida
Subject: Gate River Run

2007-03-16 10:27 AM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Gate River Run
Mike - Thanks for your not in my RR - Nice race for you. Hard to believe how much it has grown in just the 5 years I've run it....
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