Sunday, February 28, 2010

Silvermine 25K Race Report

I PR'ed!!! hahahaha! Of course I PR'ed; I have NEVER ran this far before. :)

What a surreal experience. It was a total mind out of body experience. I would completely zone out at times but yet I was mentally alert. Everything from the head down just......went.

Distance: 25K (15.5 miles)
Total time: 2:13:28 / 8:37 pace.

My splits are as follows:
Mile 1: 8:39
Mile 2: 8:38
Mile 3: 8:39
Mile 4: 8:33
Mile 5: 8:34
Mile 6: 8:48
Mile 7: 8:55
Mile 8: 8:47
Mile 9: 8:41
Mile 10: 8:33
Mile 11: 8:19
Mile 12: 8:48
Mile 13: 8:28
Mile 14: 8:04
Mile 15: 8:07
Last .5 miles: 4 mins?-ish? My satelite reception conked out....

I paced this race consistently and perfectly, setting me up to nail the last two miles, which were my fastest. This course was also very hilly. You will notice that my splits crept up to the half way mark, then dropped on the way down (other than mile 12) pacing was consistent with the terrain, which was up the first half, then down the second half, except for mile 12 which had a big ass hill.

This race was also an exclamation point to an otherwise blah week. I needed this race to get me mentally back in the game. Our snow storm on Thurs/Friday really f-ed me up and made me not want to do anything, which is precisely what I did those two days. Fortunately, that was exactly what I needed! Those two awful days forced me to rest, setting me up for a great performance this morning.

If you can't tell, I am THRILLED with my race today. I also went sub 2 again for the 13.1 mile split! SCORE!

Now for some nitty gritties: My feet hurt the most. Downhilling is not my strong point and the constant pounding really did a # on the balls of my feet. I added to my blister count and now have new blisters underneath old blisters?!?!?!?! GROSS!!! My knees hurt the second most and everything from the knee down hurts more than the knees up. The quads are fine?

I actually feel really good as I write this (other than the balls of my feet). I have a feeling I am going to be experiencing a WHOLE NEW KINDA HURT tomorrow.


  1. Nice run man! Was it indoors? You guys are still buried in snow right?

  2. Awesome work! Those were some amazingly consistent splits for it being the furthest you have ever run.

    Now it is time to ice and take some rest, right???

  3. Hi little bro,
    Woo hoo!! Way to go and PR!! You should be very proud of yourself:) I am very happy for you...way to kick it into the fast gear!!!

  4. Congrats on the awesome race, great splits! Hope your recovery goes well.

  5. Congrats on the race - awesome splits - I am jealous! Constant downhill kills my knees and feet too. I had a problem with my feet hurting before, and I switched to a shoe with a bit more cushion - it helped. Recover well!

  6. Nice kid! When I grow up I want to run as fast as you do. When is all this track stuff gonna pay off?

    I'm impressed with the pace and mileage you did. wow!

    Way to go!!

  7. You did awesome! Congrats on a great race! I'm sorry your feel and knees hurt. Downhills can be rough on the body!

  8. You nailed it! congrats, you earned this one the hard way.

  9. Nice job, a PR is a PR, no matter how it came

  10. Great splits! All this early season running has really set up your run base for the tri season. I'm so jealous.

  11. Way to PR, even if it was given! LOL! :) Great race and look at the pacing! Rock on my dear!!! Bask in that afterglow!!!


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