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Crystal Lake, Illinois
United States
62F / 17C
Sunny
Total Time = 20m 49s
Overall Rank = 10/170
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 5/
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4am to go to the bathroom. Tried to get back to sleep, but couldn't. Got up and started to get ready. Had a bowl of cereal and got my stuff together and headed over to Hangloose's house. When I got there, he was coming out with his son, Jack and we walked over to Jack's school.
Event warmup:

Warmup was kind of a hodge podge. I forgot my race belt, and since it was still early, I decided I was going to go home and get it (another reason to ride in my new car). However, I started jogging back to HL's house, and decided that I didn't really need it. So, then I jogged back. Ran w/ HL and Jack for about 1/4 mile, then did some strides and stretched out.
Run
  • 20m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 41s  min/mile
Comments:

The race went pretty much as I thought it might. In talking with Hangloose before the race, I figured I could be his rabbit and that I could keep a good pace for a mile or a mile and a half. I told him that I could probably do a 6:20/6:30 first mile, and then would just try to hold on. I knew that I wouldn't be able to hold on for long, just b/c I haven't run that much this year. And to be honest, this 3.1 miles felt like about 6 or 7. As much as I was playing the rabbitt, I was also trying to put up a good time, as well as try and beat Hangloose. That is the great thing about our competitive relationship. He knew that I wasn't going to hold back, so he had to have a great race to beat me..and he did.

Anyway, we went out as planned, and my first mile was 6:15. I felt really good at this point, but realize I had to cool it a bit or I would be walking in. So, I consciously slowed down a tad, which made me feel even stronger. I then convinced myself that I could probably PR, so I started picking it up. This was great, as I was probably in 5th or 6th place after 2 miles. But then it hit me. A slight wind at one of the turns, a side ache (haven't had one of those in a looong time) and the realization that I was only 2/3 of the way through. So then it was just about survival. Hangloose passed me at about 2.75 miles and even though he said he was cooked, he wasn't slowing down....

I finished as strong as I could trying to stay close to him. And was more than happy with my time...
What would you do differently?:

Not much. 4 months removed from knee surgery and I put up a time that rivals the same time I had in October...when I was in great shape. I would have remembered my race belt, although that didn't affect my final time. I definitely needed to pace myself better to have more at the end, but that is also a product of not running as much as I should be...
Post race
Warm down:

Took some Endurox, some water and some food. Watched the award ceremony with the HL family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough run training, b/c I am consciously taking it slow coming off the knee surgery.

The good thing, though, is that the knee did not limit my time at all. It was more a function of the aerobic system.

Event comments:

A great race and very well organized.




Last updated: 2007-04-30 12:00 AM
Running
00:20:49 | 03.11 miles | 06m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/
Overall: 10/170
Performance: Good
1m: 6:15m/m, 165 ahr 2m: 6:39m/m, 175 ahr 3m: 6:59m/m, 175 ahr .1m: 5:40m/m, 178 ahr
Course: Relatively flat. Around the school, on a running trail and roads.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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2007-04-30 12:51 PM

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2007-04-30 2:12 PM
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Subject: RE: Woodscreek Feet Meet

GREAT RACE!!!

A 20:49 is nothing to sneeze at regardless of when it happens.  Certainly top-shelf considering your recent running and knee surgery.  You are GAME ON for summer '07.

2007-04-30 4:10 PM
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Subject: RE: Woodscreek Feet Meet
Nice run especially considering your knee surgery a few months ago. If nothing else that has to provide some good mental comfort and confidence going forward knowing that's not going to be a limiter for the season.
2007-05-01 9:10 AM
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Subject: RE: Woodscreek Feet Meet

I think they should have tested your B sample.

 

2007-05-02 6:11 AM
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Subject: RE: Woodscreek Feet Meet

Holy crap.  You make me want to go out and have my knee worked on.  Seems like it's worked for you.

Nice race!! 

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