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Denver Pumpkin Pie 10K

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Member Since:

Jan 22, 2009



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5k- 16:23 (2011)

8k- 27:33 (2008)

10k - 35:32 (2018)

Half Marathon- 1:16:48 (2018)

Marathon - 2:55:10 (2017)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Boston 2017!! Hot but great!

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win several marathons aside from other road races.
  • Break 16:00 in a 5k.
  • Go sub 2:35 in the marathon
  • Go 1:15 in the half


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 27.50 Month: 164.92 Year: 759.52
Asics Hyperspeed 7 Lifetime Miles: 319.48
New Wave Rider 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 333.14
Mizuno Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 489.17
*Mizuno Wave Rider 22 New Lifetime Miles: 346.85
Asics Cumulus 20 Gray/orange Lifetime Miles: 110.25
Race: Denver Pumpkin Pie 10K (6.21 Miles) 00:36:33, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Local Pumpkin Pie race today. Did this one last year and ran 37:05, and got 6th overall, this year moved that up to 3rd overall and 36:33. The weather was lots better last year tho, extremely cold and spitting sleet today with an easterly wind, not super comfortable, but made it work. Decided to go with shorts and a long sleeve undershirt under my jersey, probably the right call. The only problem was my cheapo gloves didn't really work and my hands absolutely froze. Here are my splits:

1- 5:56.8

2- 5:56.2 (11:53)

3- 5:47.6 (17:41)

4- 5:56.6 (23:37)

5- 5:43.0 (29:20)

6- 5:48.4 (35:09)

final change - 1:24, my watch had it at .25, probably about right given the amount of weaving I had to do to get around walkers and joggers, this course is notorious for lapped traffic. Therefore, I probably did run extra to get around them and i couldnt get a lot of perfect tangents, regardless, my actual 10k time would have been even quicker, my watch had me at 5:51 avg pace, so like 10-12 seconds

Total - 36:33, 5:53-5:54 pace

Overall, I am very pleased with this time. On a tough day weatherwise, not ideal at all, I feel like I got tough and ran a smart race. Started a little sluggish but dialed it in and really accelerated through the 2nd half of the race. The course is 2 loops so I saw my first 5k split at 18:23ish. GIven my finish time, this means I negative split the course by 13 seconds, running about 18:10 the 2nd 5k. Biggest takeaway today is this negative split - especially since I ran most of the 2nd half alone as I was in no-man's land. Good to have self-motivation!

Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 7.21Asics Cumulus 20 Miles: 3.49
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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