Marine Corps Marathon 10K
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Marine Corps Marathon 10K - Run10k
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Absolute fabulous run for me. Here are the splits:
End: 3:56 (0.542 miles)
I was wondering about keeping the pace at the mid point but my HR was below my LT by 3-4 beats (~ 161), and I felt absolutely fine. Kept my strides short, cadence up as much as I could, and kept leaning forward into the wind. I did peak coming up the Iwo Jima hill (sprinted) at 186 BPM, which is a new max HR for me. Spent over 33 minutes in zone 5.
What would you do differently?:
NADA. Fantastic race for me, and will do it again as long as my knees can hold up.
Walked around the finish line looking for a few folks I knew; grabbed some raisins, a nanner, and some drink and headed towards the Roslyn metro.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
My weight, more time running.
Absolute incredible race venue. Highly, highly recommended! :)
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55F / 13C
Overall Rank = 230/1553
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 17/82
Of course I started with a serious head cold on Friday which quickly accelerated to plugged sinus' on Saturday -- call in the decongestants BUT also call in having to pee all the time. Drank copius amounts of fluids on Saturday. Was up late Saturday night watching football; didn't get lights out until about 12:00.
Alarm went off at 5:20 -- Note to self: don't take Nyquil 5 hours before you're supposed to get up. Was in a SERIOUS fog; didn't get out the door until almost 6:30. Had a bowl of Lucky Charms to get something in my stomach -- no Fiber One Flakes for me (learned that lesson the hard way last year!). Stopped at Starbucks and got a small coffee; made it to the metro by 7, and after being packed in the metro like a sardine, finally got to the Pentagon start line around 7:45.
Warmed up with stretching and general walking around. Had to pee every 10 minutes it seemed - damned decongestants and coffee... The wind was brutal from the north, but the sunrise was spetacular. Everybody was in a great mood.