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The stages of the Steamboat 15Km….

Denial: “ok, this year will be different” (68 F, 78 percent humidity…reasonably good for this race, though the 59.9 miles of walking 2 weekends ago did leave me a bit tired)

Bargain: “well, if I take it easy on the two large uphills I can push it on the straight away.” Yeah, right.

Acceptance: “well, running slower than 10 minutes per mile isn’t too bad” (Ok, it sucks.)

So here are the facts: (5K splits) 30:49, 32:49, 30:50 for 1:34:28. No walking. (really) I tried to keep an effort which allowed for steady forward motion. I was chasing a woman in purple spandex leggings and couldn’t quite catch her at the end; I have no “kick”. I had a “back and forth” with a short haired middle aged lady between 5 and 7.5 miles. We complained about the downhills.

I was able to gain some places back on the final straight away, but I never do as well on that stretch as I think that I should.

sb2015finishtime

This is one case where I knew that my performance sucked, but my effort was..well..not “easy” but “steady…don’t walk”; call it “moderate but not racing”. My body and legs didn’t have any energy.

Curious fact: I drank 2 large thermal mugs of coffee and 1 bottle of water. After the bathroom, I weight 188.0. When I got home after the race, I weighed 179.5. I think that I was very hydrated prior to the race.

Notes:
Mat and I started together; he ran 1:25. Larry (who is in his early 70’s and recovering from a brutal accident in 2013) ran 32:49 for 4 miles.
My “Building Steam” group did very well: they were in the “run to walk” group and finished between 49 minutes and 53 minutes; all were well under goal and set PRs for the race.

1998: 15K 1:08:22 183/844 (sticky) Was running just under 20 for 5K in those days. 22:50/23:05/22:27, 29/71 AG
1999: 15K 1:07:53 place was a bit worse; roughly 20:40 for 5K in these days 22:38/23:01/22:13
2000: 4m 27:51 After a 10K/half marathon double and 1:35 half a few weeks earlier.
2001: 4m 29:13 Lake Geneva Marathon 3:40
2001: 15K 1:11:16 (126/381) Fall 15K 23:20/24:04/23:51
2002: 4m 43:15 (walk)
2002: 15K 1:14:33 (run; fall) 167/405 24:10/25:07/25:16
2004: 4m 33:10 (two 24 hour walks in May; 101 and 88)
2005: 15K 1:23:13 (26:40/27:39/28:43) McNaughton 100 in April, Marathon on Memorial Day.
2006: 4M 42:10 (walk), FANS 24 in June (83 miles)
2007: Walk with Barbara
2008: Walk with Barbara
2009: run 1:27:23 (9:22 mpm) Place: 519/726 29:21/29:49/28:43, 34/43 AG
2010: walk 4 miles 39:32.
2011: walk 15 km 1:48:02
2012: run 15 km 1:36:55 679/835
2013: 15K 1:29:04 (29:34/29:53/29:38) 40/50 AG, 552/866
2014: 1:29:57 (29:22/30:46/29:49)
2015: 1:34:28 (30:49/32:49/30:50) (2 weeks after FANS 59.9) 579/804, 376/461 males, 173/219 male masters, 36/43 AG

June 20, 2015 - Posted by | Friends, Peoria, Peoria/local, running |

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  1. […] 1998: 15K 1:08:22 183/844 (sticky) Was running just under 20 for 5K in those days. 22:50/23:05/22:27, 29/71 AG 1999: 15K 1:07:53 place was a bit worse; roughly 20:40 for 5K in these days 22:38/23:01/22:13 2000: 4m 27:51 After a 10K/half marathon double and 1:35 half a few weeks earlier. 2001: 4m 29:13 Lake Geneva Marathon 3:40 2001: 15K 1:11:16 (126/381) Fall 15K 23:20/24:04/23:51 2002: 4m 43:15 (walk) 2002: 15K 1:14:33 (run; fall) 167/405 24:10/25:07/25:16 2004: 4m 33:10 (two 24 hour walks in May; 101 and 88) 2005: 15K 1:23:13 (26:40/27:39/28:43) McNaughton 100 in April, Marathon on Memorial Day. 2006: 4M 42:10 (walk), FANS 24 in June (83 miles) 2007: Walk with Barbara 2008: Walk with Barbara 2009: run 1:27:23 (9:22 mpm) Place: 519/726 29:21/29:49/28:43, 34/43 AG 2010: walk 4 miles 39:32. 2011: walk 15 km 1:48:02 2012: run 15 km 1:36:55 679/835 2013: 15K 1:29:04 (29:34/29:53/29:38) 40/50 AG, 552/866 2014: 1:29:57 (29:22/30:46/29:49) 2015: 1:34:28 (30:49/32:49/30:50) (2 weeks after FANS 59.9) 579/804, 376/461 males, 173/219 male masters, … […]

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  2. […] 1998: 15K 1:08:22 183/844 (sticky) Was running just under 20 for 5K in those days. 22:50/23:05/22:27, 29/71 AG 1999: 15K 1:07:53 place was a bit worse; roughly 20:40 for 5K in these days 22:38/23:01/22:13 2000: 4m 27:51 After a 10K/half marathon double and 1:35 half a few weeks earlier. 2001: 4m 29:13 Lake Geneva Marathon 3:40 2001: 15K 1:11:16 (126/381) Fall 15K 23:20/24:04/23:51 2002: 4m 43:15 (walk) 2002: 15K 1:14:33 (run; fall) 167/405 24:10/25:07/25:16 2004: 4m 33:10 (two 24 hour walks in May; 101 and 88) 2005: 15K 1:23:13 (26:40/27:39/28:43) McNaughton 100 in April, Marathon on Memorial Day. 2006: 4M 42:10 (walk), FANS 24 in June (83 miles) 2007: Walk with Barbara 2008: Walk with Barbara 2009: run 1:27:23 (9:22 mpm) Place: 519/726 29:21/29:49/28:43, 34/43 AG 2010: walk 4 miles 39:32. 2011: walk 15 km 1:48:02 37:12/36:24/34:26 2012: run 15 km 1:36:55 29:26/33:54/33:35 679/835 2013: 15K 1:29:04 (29:34/29:53/29:38) 40/50 AG, 552/866 2014: 1:29:57 (29:22/30:46/29:49) 2015: 1:34:28 (30:49/32:49/30:50) (2 weeks after FANS 59.9) 579/804, 376/461 males, 173/219 male masters, … […]

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  3. […] 2013: 15K 1:29:04 (29:34/29:53/29:38) 40/50 AG, 552/866 2014: 1:29:57 (29:22/30:46/29:49) 2015: 1:34:28 (30:49/32:49/30:50) (2 weeks after FANS 59.9) 579/804, 376/461 males, 173/219 male masters, … 2016: 1:41:57: 31:40/34:37/35:40 667/822, 413/458 male, 196/221 master male, 30/33 […]

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