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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

T20MR Episode 16-10K Rock Race Report





















Episode 16 is all about the race I ran this past weekend. It proved to be very warm and hilly. The fact that we only had water at about the 1.5 mile mark and then about 4 miles later only added to the difficulty of the effort.

I was pleasantly surprised, however, to finish in 47:48 (PR), 1:30 ahead of my last 10K (in Greensboro). While I have run a 37:15 10K(in my teens, longer ago than I care to remember), this race marks the best time since I began running just over a year ago. A hard effort, but it was worth it. I finished 7th overall (out of 35), but still only placed 5th in my age group, proving that there are lots of 40-49 year old guys who can still move!

Also, we added a few photos to the Races of 2009 slideshow to the left; I hope you enjoy them. The video below is of the beginning of the race and includes a couple of annotations that YouTube provides--I'm still learning about the technical aspects of all of this, but trust that that knowledge brings you a better media experience.

Email me a photo, along with a race report of your most recent race. Feel free to include a short mp3 or wav file as well. I will post the picture and report and may play the audio in an upcoming episode. Let me hear from you!

I trust your training is going well. Thank you for listening. And as always,

Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,
The 20 Minute Runner

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Links mentioned in this episode

YWCA of High Point

Race map of the 10K

10K race results

(Move your cursor over the squares that appear in the video for a brief description--you have to be fast)!

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