3rd place Age Group M50-54
|74||Chris Burns||Foothill Ranch, CA||5826||1:27:55||6:43||M 50-54/1||M-51||64||1:28:00|
|82||Steve Tally||Ramona, CA||8083||1:28:20||6:45||M 50-54/2||M-51||72||1:28:26|
|114||Mark Kelley||San Diego, CA||8140||1:30:28||6:54||M 50-54/3||M-52||94||1:30:33|
|141||Mark Bauckman||La Mesa, CA||6720||1:31:41||7:00||M 50-54/4||M-54||118||1:31:47|
|165||Jonathon Collopy||Rancho Santa Fe, CA||8580||1:32:41||7:05||M 50-54/5||M-53||140||1:32:52|
|171||Nathan Kicklighter||San Diego, CA||526||1:32:59||7:06||M 50-54/6||M-52||145||1:33:06|
|176||Dana Eubanks||Calabasas, CA||4949||1:33:12||7:07||M 50-54/7||M-54||149||1:33:18|
|194||Michael Caviston||Coronado, CA||4976||1:34:08||7:11||M 50-54/8||M-51||162||1:34:20|
|198||Jeff Graves||San Diego, CA||9044||1:34:15||7:12||M 50-54/9||M-50||164||1:34:28|
|209||Guy Scata||Murrieta, CA||3431||1:34:37||7:14||M 50-54/10||M-50||173||1:34:41|
there's the top 10
Here's a race recap:
- it was cold. I ate lots of carbs on Friday and Saturday. I ate a light pasta dinner on Saturday night, after eating a subway footlong turkey on Sat afternoon
- I was going to wear arm warmers and glove for the race as it was in the low 50s at race time, but after a 1 mile warmup with the team at 6:30 am on race day (7:18 was start time) I went back to my car and bagged the arm warmers and went with a tank top and gloves and shorts. Short socks too
- I had no idea how fast to run. Carles though "go at 1:20" which of course was ridiculous. I wanted to run at 1:30. Candy suggested to run with Leanoard Trihn, but he was pretty fast. So what I did was go out of the gate with Leanoard and run the first few miles with him. Here's my pace breakdown:
My problem is (among others ;) that I had no idea how fast to run. As a former track runner I was comfortable running fast. Too comfortable. Around mile 4, I was not feeling that great...
So I slowed down. I concisely decided to drop to a 6:52/mile (1:30) pace at that point. That helped and I felt better and plowed through the next 5 miles with ease...
Then the hills began - around mile 8. While there is the big hill at Washington street ( 200 feet) I was really hurting, and just plowed through. I decided to just keep my HR the same and slow down and was passed by quite a few people.
Note that my HR is stable at about 165 (95%)...I simply slowed down up the hill.
I passed the 10 Mile mark at 1:10...and realized that I'd have to run the last 3.1 miles in under 20 min to be under 1:30. I was a little miffed that the 1:30 pace guy NEVER passed me...not even at the end when I was at 1:30:28...
Anyhow, as I passed that point and starting re-passing all the young people who had passed me up the hill, there was one women who had a pacer/boyfriend join us at in Hillcrest. As he said "you're right there" I got it and realized we were the "break 1:30" group...but geez...3.1 miles in under 20 minutes means 6:27/mile - possible.
so I sped up....
but...still...I decided that I would simply "run fast" and not let the 1:30 pacer pass me. that was a mistake, as the 1:30 pacer came in at over 1:31 (I wonder how often that happens?)
On top of that, as a short-distance track guy with speed, I opted to keep the speed in the tank until the last 1.5 miles. However, I mistakenly thought I had to run into Petco park to finish. Turns out ...no. I could have emptied the tank much earlier. I never really unleashed some speed. I just jogged in at 1:30:28...and unhappy not to break 1:30...but it is a PR on a somewhat hilly/windy course.