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Fleet Feet 15K Run Into Buffalo - Run

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Buffalo, New York
United States
Fleet Feet
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 18m 38s
Overall Rank = 233/499
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 26/40
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, made yogurt for ride downtown, showered, got dressed, drove downtown while eating, got race packet, numbered up, warmed up, emptied out 2x, and got ready to race!
Event warmup:

Jogging around downtown area and stretching lightly
  • 1h 18m 38s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 08m 26s  min/mile

Started off at comfortable pace and just made my way past people. When we started heading up the small elevation gain I kept a steady pace and just worked my way past people. Started picking out targets 4-500 yards out in front and would just pace my way up to them. Made half way point and just kept working on maintaining effort here. Got to the downhill portion and effort really increased. My H/R was around 170 at this point and I just kept at it.
Mile 1: 8:55 148
Mile 2: 8:30 160
Mile 3: 8:36 158 (partial uphill portion so not concerned)
Mile 4: 8:42 160 (uphill portion so not concerned)
Mile 5: 8:22 161
Mile 6: 8:23 165
Mile 7: 8:30 167 (that is not good - lost 8-10 seconds here)
Mile 8: 8:02 169
Mile 9: 7:54 172
Finish .34: 7:39 pace 177
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - just keep increasing run fitness to either get faster or do these at a much easier effort - somehow I think I am going to work on getting faster!
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a water, banana, apple and chatted with some friends and drove home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being 176, not enough speed work, not enough mileage - I am not worried about any of these factors - just putting info in here!

Event comments:

DIdn't hang around for post-race but well organized

Last updated: 2012-08-30 12:00 AM
01:18:38 | 9.32 miles | 08m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 0/499
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-09-03 9:49 AM

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Subject: Fleet Feet 15K Run Into Buffalo

2012-09-03 12:14 PM
in reply to: #4392951

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over the rainbow
Subject: RE: Fleet Feet 15K Run Into Buffalo
Nice work on a 15K, hard to pace those  but your pacing looks great!
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