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Stride and RIde - Run10 Mile


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New Castle, Indiana
United States
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 12h 00m
Overall Rank = 4/14
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/3
Event warmup:

Walked around the park, ate a gel, talked with other racers
Run
  • 1h 23m 15s
  • 10.2 miles
  • 08m 10s  min/mile
Comments:

The course was hilly, but fun. The hills were not so steep as to be killer, but still very challenging. The trail was covered with leaves hiding roots and walnuts.

The race was advertised as a 15k, but in reality was 10.2 miles. This screwed up my pacing as at the mile 8 marker, I started to open up more. At this point I ended up tripping over a root and going down head first, smashing my knee into a rock. Had to walk a good quarter mile until it calmed down enough for me to start running and spent the next half mile well under pace. For the rest of the race, I had to take hills slower.
What would you do differently?:

1. Not race in shoes with over 500 miles on them. My calves and arces are complaining the day after and I have small blisters on the balls of my feet from the way my foot struck the uneven surface of the trail.

2. Practice running hills and trails.

3. Not race a trail run three weeks before a key half marathon.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

1. Injury at mile 8

2. Lack of speed work

3. Lack of technical skill on trails

Event comments:

Race was well organized but very small. Aid station was supposed to be set up at mile 6, but was really at mile 8. For being a small race, it was fairly well run though.




Last updated: 2007-09-30 12:00 AM
Running
01:23:15 | 10.2 miles | 08m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 4/14
Performance: Good
Course: Along the hilly and technical single track mountain bike course of westwood park
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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