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Crescent City Classic - Run10k


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New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
Crescent City Fitness Foundation
82F / 28C
Sunny
Total Time = 56m 50s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M 55-59
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke to coffee and bagels, shower, shave, dress, yada yada. Let Angel and the boys sleep a little longer than usual, as a result had a little traffic and more difficulty parking. Caught the shuttle from City Park to the French Quarter, hit the porta potti line. Forty-five minutes later, left the porta-potty to head for the corral.
Event warmup:

Jogged a few blocks, then they opened up the street to line up for the start. Started about thirty yards from the start line.
Run
  • 56m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 09s  min/mile
Comments:

From the start pace was as fast as the crowd would let me, started out about 9m/m, steadily increased to about 8, 8:10 as we advanced up Poydras Street, felt comfortably hard. Turned on to Rampart, and soon we were baking in the hot sun with no breeze to speak of. Was nearly fried by mile 2, most definitely had to alter the pace. Down to 9m/m for mile 3, then started walking the waterstops, By the end of mile 5 I was in survivor mode.

Lap Data
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR
1 08m 30s 1.00 miles 08m 30s /mile 143 152
2 08m 21s 1.00 miles 08m 21s /mile 154 157
3 08m 59s 1.00 miles 08m 59s /mile 156 157
4 09m 28s 1.00 miles 09m 28s /mile 156 158
5 09m 41s 1.00 miles 09m 41s /mile 157 159
6 09m 54s 1.00 miles 09m 54s /mile 157 161
7 01m 58s 0.22 miles 08m 48s /mile 162 164

What would you do differently?:

Pace more for weather conditions than an optimized goal.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited for the boys, then we went into the party area. Walked around, ate and drank, listened to the band and waited for Angel. When she was done we headed for the car and home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat, and too fast a pace from the start. Could probably run ~8:15/mile if temps were in the 40s, but not today with it in the 80s.

Event comments:

Definitely the "classic" New Orleans road race and a family tradition.




Last updated: 2011-04-23 12:00 AM
Running
00:56:50 | 06.21 miles | 09m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Starts in front of Jackson Square, then Decatur to Poydras to Rampart to Esplanade, out on City Park Avenue, then back on Dreyfous to NOMA and up Roosevelt Mall to the finish near Tad Gormley Stadium.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Subject: Crescent City Classic


2011-04-24 2:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Crescent City Classic
Good job toughing it out in hot conditions.

Mark
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