Miles to Health

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hermes 10 Miler

I really had no expectation for this race due to my work schedule and stress of the last couple of days, basically with the special project I was doing so as to provide technical coverage I was working 6pm to 6am and was having difficulty sleeping. Also since I got back from Chicago, my left glute is hurting again and my right heel and I was feeling every single aches and pain possible all week.

I woke up at 6:30am when the alarm went off but put it on snooze and when back to sleep for another 15mins, eventually got up ate half cranberry orange scone and a hand full of unsalted mixed nuts. Made up a bottle of amino vital lemon flavored endurance and drank most of it, I had only water during the race and ate a carb boom apple cinnamon at mile 6 and felt fine.

I really like the new location and route, I didn't get a chance to get in a warmup run because I really needed to use the restroom and the lines were long, actually the race started as I was getting out of the porta potty. There was quite a bit of confusion at the first water stop but apart from that things weren't that bad, the police and volunteer did a very good job controlling traffic but I think because this was a new course and I am not sure how much warning the residence of that area were given some weren't very happy.

When I left the house there was pain in my left glute, inner knee and right heel so I just decided to take it easy and see what happens, it also got warm really fast. After the race walked around for a bit, did some stretches and 4 chinup on the chin up bar then I went back to the finish line to cheer the rest of the runners in.

I didn't do a good job this month with my leg strengthen workout and I can tell while running so I really need to keep up with it.

Official Result
Age group 30/59
Overall 573/959
Chip time 1:35:42
Gun time 1:36:10
Pace 9:34

Since the course changed I can't really say this is a PB for the race, when I did this last year it was at a 10:07 pace but it is a new PR for this distance and this was also faster than my 5 miler pace.

Route:-e-Elev. Avg:630 ft
Location:Lakewood, OHElev. Gain:-39 ft
Date:04/25/09Up/Downhill: [+187/-226]
Time:08:33 AMDifficulty:3.0 / 5.0

Weather:A few Cloud and Breezy

76 F temp; 46% humidity

77 F heat index; winds SW 21 G 29

Distance: 10.01 miles

Speed:6.3 mph

Pace:9' 34 /miHeart Rate:165 bpm (Avg)
220 bpm (Peak)
New course, much better, nice and much scenic. Ending at the park with plenty of space to cooldown and stretch
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 14-0' 206.5+0.2161+23 ft
29' 29-0' 056.3+0.01670 ft
39' 32-0' 026.3+0.0165-6 ft
49' 43+0' 096.2-0.1166-17 ft
59' 23-0' 116.4+0.1159+17 ft
69' 47+0' 136.1-0.1165+6 ft
79' 36+0' 026.2-0.01620 ft
89' 52+0' 186.1-0.2170+3 ft
99' 46+0' 126.1-0.1166-20 ft
109' 08-0' 266.6+0.3170-46 ft
end********174** ft
Versus average of 9' 34 min/mile
** Insufficient data to calculate this split

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duchossois said...

Great time, Elizabeth! Looks like a good course. I hope you got to meet Steph. Sorry I missed it but I am going to run the Cleveland Marathon, and I need to recover from Boston.

EbethS said...

Frank, congrats on Boston awesome pace can't wait for the race report. Unfortunately, I didn't get to meet Steph, I know she was either going to be slightly in front or behind me but I also know that with all her current weight loss I may not recognize her even thou I kept on looking but still missed her.

Graham said...

Hey Elizabeth...sorry we missed eachother! Looks as though, even with the leg pain and lack of rest you ended up with a pretty great finish time!

I obviously haven't run the previous course, but I do like this one but maybe because I'm familiar a few of the sections from other 5k's.

Hopefully we'll be able to meet up at one of these races!