The daily log of Jamie Hershfang for Saturday, March 09, 2019

Gate River Run 15K

Run

: 2.40 Mile(s) : 00:19:32 : 00:08:08.33 /mile : Vaporfly 4% Flyknit (Crimson) : 0.0

Run

: 9.36 Mile(s) : 00:57:46 : 00:06:10.29 /mile : Vaporfly 4% Flyknit (Crimson) : 0.0

Run

: 3.04 Mile(s) : 00:24:00 : 00:07:53.68 /mile : Vaporfly 4% Flyknit (Crimson) : 0.0

Daily Note

6:04, 6:08, 6:05, 6:13, 6:13, 6:18, 6:08, 6:24, 6:12, 5:22 pace to finish. Also interesting to look at the grade adjusted pace. 6:01, 6:04, 6:04, 6:04, 6:03, 6:08, 6:00, 5:58, 5:55, 5:35 pace to finish. Race was at 7:54, woke up around 5:30. They had a bus that left the hotel at 6 but Damon, Kristina, and I decided just to warm up to the elite tent since it was only a mile away. Left the hotel around 6:50 and warmed up about 20 minutes. Super warm already. They walked us to the start at 7:25, got to the start around 7:35. Did some strides to stay loose and got out of the sun. Wanted to go out a little more conservative because of the heat and just feel it out. As the race started, I tried to settle in, but it felt weird with just a small group of women to start with. Found a few people to work with. Went through the first mile in 6:04 and I don’t really know how I felt about it. Got to the first bridge just after the first mile, but still felt like I was in a good groove. Women that started out too fast were slowly falling back and I made it my goal to catch them slowly. Caught a few of them and just kept pushing forward. I wanted women to run with but I didn't want to get too comfortable so I found myself running alone after 5k. The lead men passed me at 5 miles and I just kept looking ahead. Grabbed water at every aid station even if it was just to dump on my head. Didn't feel like I was running fast, but the miles went by quicker than I thought. Embraced the discomfort and wanted to see how far I could go feeling that way. Got to 7 miles and I could see the woman in front of me. I knew the bridge was coming and we went straight into a hot straightaway, but I wanted to catch her. Damon passed me at this point and it was the perfect motivation. The bridge sucked but I didn't want anyone to pass me. Dug deep and kept my eyes forward. 6:24 up the bridge still wasn't bad. As soon as I crossed 8.3 miles, I tried to crank down the downhill. It felt amazing!! Sprinted to the finish and passed the women in the last 100 meters. 5:37 last mile! 57:46 finish time, wanted to break 57, but it‘s my first 15k so plenty of room for improvement.

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