Monday, March 09, 2009

Silvermine 25K - 1:55:27 / 7:26

Net Time: 1:55:27
Pace: 7:26
Rank: 63/220

Course Profile

Quite frankly I was a bit taken back by the scenic hill action at Silvermine. It was really tough. Although the hills were endless, it is good to get back into race mode before the "next" marathon in April. This course was astronimically more difficult than the Fairfield 30K last year and more reminicent of Charlottesville. I have to admit that I didn't get comfortable until mile 6. Mile 6 and 7 were brutal when the gradual incline seemed infinite. It was like going through a twilight zone or just sinking into a quicksand; at least that's how my legs felt. After miles 11 and 12 were a series of steep downhills that could wreck havoc on the quads. It really reminded me how much I hated running downhills with painful memories of the San Francisco half marathon in '07. I noticed how I can pass a lot of runners going uphill but never on a downhill. That is really something I need to work on, or quite possibly more hill practice overall is essential. The net time of 1:55:27 was really the best I could do on that day. Yes I had a brief moment of disappointment (on miles 10-11) as I was shooting for a 1:50, however, judging by the difficulty of this course, it is ok. Time to move onto the next race and I will definitely be back for silvermine next year!

1- 7:10:20
2- 7:16:32
3- 7:18:64
4- 7:19:23
5- 7:22:13
6- 7:40:55
7- 7:44:63
8-10- 23:02:41
11- 7:20:67
12-14- 22:12:78
15- 7:19:35
.3- 3:34:83



Blogger jbetanoff21 said...

Good job Ken. It was tough and you didn't getthe tiem you wanted but consider it a good training for Boston. You'll be morethan ready.

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing this race. I've always considered this the hardest course in CT to run. An excellent workout for Boston.


9:24 PM  
Blogger DawnB said...

I thought I saw you but it was only for a moment and by the time I made the connection you were gone great time. Would you believe year after year I never remember the course!!! I must be mad!!

outstanding job your first time

4:14 AM  
Blogger rundangerously said...

great job ken! it's the toughest of the 4 bb courses!

4:26 AM  
Blogger chicopea said...

Great job!!

I think I saw you on the FDR yesterday, were you running with a group?

6:54 PM  

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