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terrysquier

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Pueblo Chieftain Spring Run-Off Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:51 pm 

What a great day for a race. The weather was perfect. There were over 600 runners participating, spread out among a 5K, 10K, and 10-miler. I ran the 10-mile section and did plausibly well. I completed the race about 8 minutes quicker than my anticipated finish time. My pace was 11:13 per mile, so I didn't break any speed records. I don't expect to, anymore. I was just there to challenge myself and have fun.

Terry


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Pueblo Chieftain Spring Run-Off Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 4:51 pm 

Congratulations! It must have been great to get out there in some beautiful running weather and start thinking about putting winter behind you. Was this a trail race or road race? 8 minutes better than expected in a 10 mile race is a pretty huge accomplishment... that's almost a full minute per mile better than expected. Way to go!

OldManRunner
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Rochester, NY
Joined: 28 Nov 2004
Posts: 262

Re: Pueblo Chieftain Spring Run-Off Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:38 pm 

Nice race Terry! I'm looking foward to our season opener around here next Saturday, a St. Paddy's day 5-miler. Weather's supposed to be in the upper teens...hmm, sure makes me want to don some shorts and go run outdoors for a while!

terrysquier

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Re: Pueblo Chieftain Spring Run-Off Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:18 am 

I'd classify it more as a road race, even though a goodly portion of it was on a trail. The first four miles was on the road and then dropped down to a riverwalk trail and nature trail. The trail portion was all paved, though.

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Pueblo Chieftain Spring Run-Off Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:12 am 

One other thing-- I see that Pueblo is about 5000 ft elevation. According to the handy-dandy Runworks calculator, you would have averaged about a 10:43 pace for the same race at sea level.

terrysquier

Canon City, CO
Joined: 09 Jan 2005
Posts: 44

Re: Pueblo Chieftain Spring Run-Off Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:41 am 

That's handy to know. I need every second I can get. I know when I ran in the Las Vegas half marathon a month or so ago, I felt a lot better because of the lower altitude. I wasn't puffing as hard.

Terry


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