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22 November 2007<br><br>
Summary: 29:25, a 4-mile PR by default, 9/35 AG, 106/273 men<br><br>
The rest of the story:<br><br>
This is the third and last in my Fall series of short races. The first two (5Ks) were good reminders that my natural abilities are not in the shorter distances. My goal for this race was to run 29:20 (7:20/mi), and if the stars aligned and I got a good tailwind, I might run sub-29.<br><br>
The course was two loops on city streets with an elevation change of about 30' per loop. Rosie's weather report: sunny skies, a slight breeze, and 25 degrees. I warmed up by running the two-mile loop once, finishing with some progressively faster strides to get my heart rate up. My plan was to start at 7:20 pace and then decide at 2 and 3 miles whether to pick up the pace.<br><br>
There were probably 600 runners at the start. Since there were lots of strollers and kids in the pack, I lined up about five rows from the front, which turned out to be just about right.<br><br>
Mile splits & HR:<br><br>
7:21 @ 170 bpm. Right on.<br>
7:21 @ 175 bpm. Feeling the effects of the pace.<br>
7:22 @ 175 bpm. Suffering. It feels like this is the best I can do today.<br>
7:21 @ 178 bpm. I finished harder but not faster.<br><br>
Total - 29:25, a 4-mile PR by default, 9/35 AG<br><br>
Besides the 4-miler, there were other events including 100m, 400m, 800m and mile races for kids ages 0 to 12. These were a lot of fun to watch. There was also a drawing for turkeys and pies, but it started to drag on, so I hurried home to help mrs millbot in the kitchen.<br><br>
Laundry report: black UA beanie, black long sleeve InSport top, black Pearl Izumi pants, and loud orange New Balance 902s. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

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Millbot... you've got a cruise control! Those are dead even splits! It looks like you and I have about the same HR at the same pace! ...and we were suffering at the same spot too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Nice job!<br><br>
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Awesome race, Millbot! It's amazing that you can keep such an even pace; that's a real talent that I'm envious of.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Congratulations on ending your fall racing season in such a fine manner.
 

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Nice Millbot. You are in tune with your current status. Perfect splits and drained the tank.<br><br>
Are you going to run any more races this winter? I'm going to do the beat the new year at Sugarhouse Park and also the SLCTC Winter Series.
 

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Good job millbot, and darned impressive splits, but dood, 25° is shorts weather <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">. Congrats on the AG placement as well.
 

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Cool splits, Metronomicbot.<br><br>
So you didn't come to the Masters for any advice this time. Hmm. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"><br><br>
So I'll force some advice on you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> Hmm. Maybe think of caramel apple pie at the finish line next time?
 

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Impressive run Millbot, Congrats on a top notch fall season.<br>
Hope you're having a festive holiday weekend with all the trimmings.<br><br>
Man, with splits like that<br>
you've gotta be part Swiss,<br>
Cheers,<br>
jjj
 

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dang fine consistency Mill!! What a race you had and only 5 seconds off your goal time. very very nice indeed!
 

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SS, there was a cutie pie I was trying to catch at the finish, but didn't quite reach her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
GOLFNSKI, I don't have anything on the calendar at the moment. I did the 10K in the Winter Series last year. Are all the races out there at Saltair?
 

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tic....tic....tic.... never missed a beat.<br>
wtg - millbot! nice race<br><br>
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WOW! What consistent splits MB! Great race! 25 degrees is pretty chilly - fast running in those temps!
 
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