Sunday, September 25, 2011

Capital Pursuit 10 Mile

This was a very flat and fast course.  The 5K and the 10 miler started at the same time.  I lined up very close to the  front since it was not chip timed.  I was a little worried I was going to get run over by the 5K people, but wasn't too bad.  First mile was 6:33.  My goal was 6:30 pace.  I was passing people the entire race.  One woman passed me later even though I was picking up pace.  If I would have known the course was this easy, I could have gotten a PR with a better strategy since I was only 16 seconds short and this was a certified course.  The pace seemed too easy and every time I would notice the pace picking up I would slow down until the last 2 miles I just let myself go.  I had way too much left at the end.  I thought I might have a chance to place in my age group since last year the first place was 1:06.  I placed 25th of 517 overall and 7th of 48th  in my age group since all the fast 40 - 44 year old men must have showed up this year.  Since I wasn't winning an award, I decided to leave and go run some more on the trails.

Results

Overall time:  1:04:06

Splits:
M1 - 6:34
M2 - 6:30
M3 - 6:29
M4 - 6:17
M5 - 6:28
M6 - 6:22
M7 - 6:20
M8 - 6:16
M9 - 6:08
M10 - 6:09
M10.11 - 5:17

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