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Plateau Gobbler Gallop 11k - RunOther

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Crossville, Tennessee
United States
Tennessee State Park Running Tour
48F / 9C
Total Time = 49m 27s
Overall Rank = 12/93
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/6
Pre-race routine:

Drove 4 miles to the race. 1st gel 1 hr. before race and 2nd gel :30 min. before the race.
Event warmup:

Jogged 1/2 mile to loosen up
  • 49m 27s
  • 6.84 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile

This course is very hilly and I hate to run it. Had to get really pumped because I knew the hills were coming. In the 1st mile there's a big hill coming out of the state park so I started slow. The next mile was mostly downhill. The 3rd mile had some rollers. The 4th mile was the toughest with 2 big climbs with 1 being steep and the other was a 1/2 mile long. The 5th mile was more rollers with the 6th mile a really nice downhill back into the park. The last .84 miles was more rollers with a nasty uphill to the chute. I passed 2 people early and was passed by 1 with about 1/2 mile left but had no gas in the tank to catch him. He beat me by :03.
What would you do differently?:

I think I ran this race about as good as I could. I probably could have opened up more on the downhills.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and drank lots of water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I felt really good on this run but it was the longest run I have done in the last 3 months. Need to up my running mileage and add more hills.

Event comments:

I took 4 mins off my time from last years race. Woke up Sunday with a nasty cold. I've got to get better for next week's run at Tim's Ford State Park.

Last updated: 2007-11-29 12:00 AM
00:49:27 | 06.84 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 12/93
Performance: Good
mile splits 7:07, 6:53, 7:11, 7:51, 7:36, 6:27, 6:19
Course: Very hilly loop out of the state park onto country roads back into the state park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2007-11-29 8:47 AM

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