Cul de Sac 5k - Run5k

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Glen Allen, Virginia
United States
Richmond Road Runners Club
80sF / 0C
Total Time = 27m 55s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got there about 45 minutes before the race...registered & used the potties and didn't have much time otherwise. Found Jen (and Andy) on my wander towards the start line.
  • 27m 55s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile

Not a bad run - my first standalone 5K in 3 years, and a PR. (My first 1/2 of the Ukrop's 10K this year was faster, but that's another story.)

Race bunches up a bit at the beginning & isn't chip timed, so I put my time instead of the official time (maybe 10 seconds before I crossed start).
What would you do differently?:

I probably wouldn't do much differently. The 2nd mile was my worst, but it also had the water stop - I don't stop during Ukrop's because it's cool usually, but I stopped last night because it was hot. I would have liked to do better, but given my slacky training, who's going to complain about a PR.
Post race
Warm down:

Was greeted by the Monkeys, Sugar Daddy and the dog. Got some cool cloths, water, and food. Went back to the course to cheer for Jen & Andy.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slovenly training. The extra 10 pounds I've picked up this summer. The heat.

Event comments:

Not bad for something I did on a I'm doing the series, so over the next 2 Monday nights I can try to beat my time.

Last updated: 2009-07-07 12:00 AM
00:27:55 | 03.11 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
8:54/9:24/8:45/0:50 HR avg 162, max 177 (solid Z3-5)
Course: In a subdivision - in and out of 3 cul de sacs, then just a big square...finishes on the bus loop of the elementary school.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4