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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 08:50    Post subject: Salem Lake 30k
This was the 2nd year I ran this race and I was using it as a gauge of my conditioning for my October 26 marathon. I made the same mistakes as last year (only faster) so I guess I am a slow learner.

This is a great race. It is sponsored by Hanes/Champion so you get a thick long sleeved hooded teeshirt, 3 pair of running socks ( Women's sizes so my wife was happy), two water bottles, sun screen and lip balm all for $15!

This is "trail" run around a lake with most of the run on hard pack dirt, buts some on loose gravel and asphalt bike paths. It is an out and back course, with the first couple of miles slightly downhill. This means of course that the last couple of miles are uphill. I knew this from last year, but I am never sure if I should hold back on the downhills and conserve energy, or just let it go, back some time and count on losing the time on the return uphill.

Anyway, I went out at what felt comfortable and held a pretty even pace for 13 miles. I slowed down a bit from miles 13 to 16 and then came the uphills. I really struggled on these, but managed to hold on for a finish by my watch of 2:30:30 for an 8 minute PR for this distance and course.

Opps, forgot to say that I ended up 113 out of 433.

All in all, I was happy about the time, but not about my pacing. Hopefully I learned something this weekend and will use it for pacing in 4 weeks.


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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 08:52    Post subject:
good on the PR. Nice race for stuff too.
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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 09:13    Post subject:
Nice race description. Good racin' too. Congrats!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 09:34    Post subject:
Congratulations on the PR! thumbs up
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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 10:06    Post subject:
EXCELLENT RUNNING PB thumbs up

Congratulations - that quite an improvement for the distance PR!
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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 10:31    Post subject:
pokychick wrote:
Congratulations on the PR! thumbs up
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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 11:31    Post subject:
w00t! Knew you would do well. Setting yourself up nicely, my friend.
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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 12:49    Post subject:
Awesome job and congrats on the PR! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 13:06    Post subject:
8 minute PR thumbs up
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PostPosted: 09/29/03 - 16:52    Post subject:
What a unique run, PB!

And congrats on the PR...that's some improvement!
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