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Lennox Tour des Fleurs 10k/20k - Run10k

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Dallas, Texas
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 48m 5s
Overall Rank = 99/1122
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 9/41
Pre-race routine:

Awake at 0430. Ate a bagel. Michele and I planned to head out at 0530.
Event warmup:

Ran about a half mile. Ran a few accelerations.
  • 48m 5s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

I started towards the front and at the 7-7:30 sign. Ran the first mile at a comfortable pace and focused on form. At mile 1, checked my pace and decided I could hold that pace for the entire race. The course quickly thinned out. I paced on some other runners. Felt comfortable through the 3 mile turn. At three miles increased my effort (heart rate). Unfortunately my pace didn't get any faster because of a series of hills during miles 4 and 5.

What would you do differently?:

Train more and run harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back to the car and grabbed my ice chest. Waited at the finish for Michele. She finished in 1:07:58. Not bad. The post-race party included The Emrald City Band - one of our favorite bands. Sat in the grass at the Arboretum and listend to Emrald City. It was a great morning and a really cool venue.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training. The past two weeks' training hasn't been consistent due to traveling for work.

Event comments:

Great race and great venue.

Last updated: 2007-09-04 12:00 AM
00:48:05 | 06.21 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/41
Overall: 99/1122
Performance: Good
Mile, Pace, AHR: 1, 7:41, 158; 2, 7:35, 167; 3, 7:47, 168; 4, 7:49, 172; 5, 7:39, 171; 6, 7:56, 172; 6.2, 7:56, 174
Course: Loop course on White Rock Lake.
Keeping cool Good 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] 5

2007-09-22 3:30 PM

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