Turkey Trot - Run

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Miamisburg, Ohio
United States
Ohio River Road Runners Club
39F / 4C
Total Time = 34m 40s
Overall Rank = 240/5992
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 24/245
Pre-race routine:

Friends met at our house and then we drove 2 miles to race start. I suggested we jog but was given eye daggers
Event warmup:

Just 5 minutes of jogging then squeezing myself up front of the starting line. the event sold out and people were packed. There was a group of 4 older women standing near me. One exclaimed " I hope all these runners dont knock us over." That is why the announcer said if you are slow or walking please go to the back, dont line up in the 7 min/mile zone.
  • 34m 40s
  • 5 miles
  • 06m 56s  min/mile

I was going to stick to my goal of NOT running the first mile fast. I almost screwed that up. I did the first mile in 6:30, a little faster than my goal of 6:45. Did the next mile in 7:00. Mile 3 in 7:00. Mile 4 in 7:15 and the last mile a shade under 7.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - I beat my goal and my time from last year
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Last year I was coming off a run centric two months of training since I had a marathon. This year I actually trained less but had a longer run base from my triathlons this summer. I have also changed my running style and have learned how to better pace myself.

Event comments:

local, lotsa people and a PR - how can it not be fun

Last updated: 2009-11-16 12:00 AM
00:34:40 | 05 miles | 06m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/245
Overall: 240/5992
Performance: Good
Course: flat out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4