Well, I ran my race this morning

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  1. warm

    warm Capitalism ftw

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    10km (6.2 miles) run on the beach; my official time was 41:59 :hsd:

    I wanted sub-40 (or ideally, sub-38), but this is the first race I've done since this time last year, so I'm a little out of it. A lot of people said it was slow... but then again, it seems like everyone says that :o

    I still managed to win my age group. :wiggle:

    ...and in case anyone cares, here are my splits:
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      mile 1: 5:59
    2.5km:    9:21 (5km turn-around)
      mile 2: 6:19
      mile 3: 6:41
    5km:     19:42
      mile 4: 6:59
    7.5km:   30:52 (5km turn-around)
      mile 5: 7:21
    10km:    41:59
    [b]mile average: 6:45[/b]
    yeah, I know, positive splits are bad... the winner won it in 33 something (and he is only 17 :wtc: )
     
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    warm Capitalism ftw

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    it was on hard-packed sand (fairly low tide), but most people, including myself, wore running shoes
     
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    it was about 2 minutes slower than I wanted, but thank you :)
     
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    running on sand pisses me off.. hopefully you could get some good footing and not have destroyed your ankles.. good times though!
     
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    Good job. My time would've been 1.5 hours. I can only run a mile in 7 mins. :)
     
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    well i've never trained for a 10k but just from your splits it seems you need to go on some long runs
     
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    Thats pretty damn good for 6.2 miles in my book...better than I could do. My PR for 3 miles is 18:33 and I had NO gas left in the tank. I would no doubt be 44+ for 6.2 miles, especially since I have never trained for any kind of race longer than 3~4 miles.
     
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    actually, I've been putting in the mileage (I can easily run 8+ miles at a 7:30 pace). I think I missed my goal for two reasons:
    -I haven't raced AT ALL since June 2004, so I was nervous and unable to keep pace
    -I've ONLY been building my base (no speed, only occasional fartleks), so my body isn't used to the pace I wanted to go (~6:20 per mile).

    I'm happy in that keeping this race as a goal has kept me running for the last 3 months, so I'm getting back into shape. I'm still not where I was as a senior in high school, though :hsd: but it's a start.
     
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    the sand was hard-packed, but it still absorbed some of the bounce. A lot of people were complaining about the tops of their legs hurting after the race (myself included :o )
     
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