Fall Down on the Trail 5k - Run5k

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newville, Pennsylvania
United States
Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council
62F / 17C
Total Time = 22m 30s
Overall Rank = 8/68
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 6:15. ate oatmeal. ate a granola bar about 1/2 hour before race.
Event warmup:

rode bike from home to the event. about a 6-7 mile trip. just rode very leisurely as not to burn out my legs, but to loosen up since i hadnt really worked out hard this week. no stretching or running.
  • 22m 30s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 16s  min/mile

nice run. 7:15 is a hard pace for me to crank out. i only ran that one other time in training, so i wasnt expecting much faster in this race. i started about front 1/3rd pack, and slowly passed a few people in the first half mile. got behind an older gentleman who was doing my same pace and passed him near the turnaround. but afterwards, i just couldnt hold it together and he passed me back and my mile times were falling.
my first mile was a 6:50. second mile was 7:20. third mile was 8:20.
What would you do differently?:

get in some longer distances so that im not getting burned out on the third mile so bad.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing. it went exactly the way i train.

Event comments:

nice race. thanks to those who give their time.
this was my first 5k race and i enjoyed it.

Last updated: 2009-09-28 12:00 AM
00:22:30 | 03.1 miles | 07m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 8/68
Performance: Good
Course: out and back. flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5