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<span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:Century;"><span style="color:#808000;"><b>This was a small local race on the trail just a few miles from our house that I run on regularly. The race was a fundraiser for the high school track team. The course is almost entirely on well maintained dirt trails and mostly flat - there was one small hill near the one mile mark and another about 200 yards from the finish. The weather had temps in the low 30s with a slight breeze from north.</b></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:Century;"><span style="color:#808000;"><b>I lined up in the front, right behind the guy who won this race last year. I was able to stay with the lead group for about a half mile then they pulled away. I just maintained my position after that until the end of the race. Much like the 10 mile race a few weeks ago, there was a guy a couple hundred yards ahead that I chased the rest of the race, but could never catch. It did help me hold a decent pace though.</b></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:Century;"><span style="color:#808000;"><b>My finish time was 35:37. That was good enough for 10th overall and 1st in my age group. Vicki came in at 46:03, which won her age group as well. That's the first time we both have won our age groups in the same race. This is a PR for me as well, the 7th PR since the beginning of the year.</b></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:Century;"><span style="color:#808000;"><b>I'm not sure when I'll race again. I would still like to get in another couple 20 milers. The next races I may do are on April 19 and there are several choices in different locations ranging from a 5K road race to a 25K trail race. I've never done any of these races before so I may scout out the courses to see what may be good for me. I'm leaning toward the 25K, but if the course has lots of obstacles I may do something else as I don't want to risk injury before the marathon in May.</b></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:Century;"><span style="color:#808000;"><b>Happy Running!</b></span></span></span>
 

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Another nice race Don! Congrats on the AG win for both you and DW!
 

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Congrats on the win! That sounds like it would be a cool race. Never raced on trails before (never won my AG either). Great job!
 

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Kudos to you and DW.<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"> You'll need to drink a few beers and help celebrate Thor's Stag Run.
 

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Thanks all. I'm on my second beer now.<br><br>
Just saw the results online. I was 10/77 overall and 1/7 AG. My wife was 1/6 AG.<br><br>
Although the race was won by a 23 year old, 7 out of the top 10 finishers were over 40. Then 8 out of the next 10 were under 30. Masters racers rule! LOL
 

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Nice job! I suspect your speed also explains how you can do a 15 mile run without water. You're faaaaaast and fit as all-get-out! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Thanks.<br><br>
The 15 miler was done at an average pace of 9:08 - a full 2 minutes per mile slower than I raced yesterday. I regularly run up to 2 hours without fluids and the 15 miler took around 2:18, so it was pushing the limits. When I do longer runs and carry fluid and gels, I find my body starts wanting stuff regularly as soon as I start ingesting. On a 21 miler I drank 60 ounces of water and had 2 gels and could have used another gel. I doubt I would ever get that much fluid during a race because the cups tend to be small.
 

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wow, great race for you and DW!
 
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