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Sooke River 10km - Run10k

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Sooke, British Columbia
17C / 63F
Total Time = 41m 31s
Overall Rank = 58/336
Age Group = 25/29 M
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

Drove out to the race with my buddy, had a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee.
Event warmup:

Jogged a couple easy k's and a good stretch
  • 41m 31s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 09s  min/km

1st km I was cruising, felt pretty good, thought I would be on a 4:15 pace, looked at my watch, 3:49??? Oh no, better dial it back a bit, still felt good, although when I was through 4km as fast as I was I started to wonder if I could hold this pace. This course is known as a tough course and I underestimated it last year and blew up in the final 3 km and I did not want that to happen again. My goal was to break 42:30 and I wanted to make sure this happened, so I dialed it back just a bit through the 5th and 6th km. Man was I glad I did that as hitting the hill on the 8th km I blew by tons of people who were struggling up it. I felt great at that point and expected I was on pace to hit maybe 42:15, came through the 9th km and looked at my watch and saw 37:30. I thought holy crap this could be a PB on the toughest 10km course in the race series!!! It gave me just enough motivation to cruise my last km in 4:01 and finish in 41:31 breaking my 10km PB by exactly 10 seconds!!! Awesome.
What would you do differently?:

Not mush, I thought I maybe went out too hard, but it worked out well, and I can't complain.
Post race
Warm down:

Easy 10 minute jog and stretch with my friend and then grabbed some food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing, that was my fastest 10km ever.

Event comments:

Another good race put on by Vira. Good stuff.

Last updated: 2007-04-15 12:00 AM
00:41:31 | 10 kms | 04m 09s  min/km
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 58/336
Performance: Good
1km: 3:49.7, 2km: 4:01.7, 3km: 4:03.8, 4km 4:02.8, 5km: 4:18.1, 6km: 4:14.7, 7km: 4:16.7, 8km(uphill whole km) 4:31.7, 9km: 4:09.7, 10km: 4:01.9
Course: Hilly
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2007-04-15 8:54 PM

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Subject: Sooke River 10km

2007-04-17 7:46 PM
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Subject: RE: Sooke River 10km
Congrats on the PB!!  Awesome job. 
2007-04-17 11:26 PM
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Pitt Meadows, BC
Subject: RE: Sooke River 10km
Nice job! Definately a solid 10k.
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