First race of the year: Hangover Classic #twit2fitPosted: January 1, 2009 | Author: bqx40 | Filed under: race report | Leave a comment »
I raced the 10 mile Hangover Classic in (East of) Downtown Louisville this morning. The forecasts were saying start temperature would be low 30s, but reality was that my warm-up at 9:15 was at about 19°F, and start was probably low 20s still. The course is amazing flat, with an average grade of about 1.6%. With the air temperature generally very cold, the race is about as fast as you can get.
|Moving Time (h:m:s)||1:15:39||7:30 pace|
|Distance (mi )||10.08|
|Moving Speed (mph)||8.0 avg.||11.8 max.|
|Elevation Gain (ft)||+412 / -422|
|Temperature (°F)||28.4°F avg.||32°F high|
|Wind Speed ( mph)||SE 8.8 avg.||SE 9.2 max.|
I set my Garmin to pace me for a 7’15” pace, trying to beat my Papa John’s 10 miler PR (which is a little warmer and a little bit hillier with Iroquois Park in the middle). I struggled to hit 7’15” pace even once, but stayed below 7’30” pace until the wheels came off in the 8th mile. My legs had no kick left, and I had some major side stitches creeping in. I also managed to run the course inefficiently, adding about 0.05 from running wide on several turns.
Warm up:1.6 miles in 14:28 for a 9’01” pace.
Recovery: 2.51 miles in 26:28 for a 10’31” pace
I started the morning with a bit of a cold and my mileage has dropped off of late. Looks like I’ll be looking at the Papa John’s 10 miler this year to break the 75 minute mark.