Thanksgiving 4 miler - Run4 Mile

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Santa Barbara, California
United States
Run Santa Barbara
65F / 18C
Total Time = 37m 41s
Overall Rank = 330/642
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 11/32
Pre-race routine:

Arrived at 7:50am, registered (no real line at that point). Stood in the sun to keep warm. Used the toilet before I left the house so didn't need to use the portapotties.
Event warmup:

Ran an easy 5 min run at about 35 min pre race and another at about 20 mins. Some loosening up stretching.
  • 37m 41s
  • 4 miles
  • 09m 25s  min/mile

It was a good run, pretty much how I planned it and I was pleased with my time. Went out strong, trying to keep pace up but not get caught up with staying with the faster runners at the same time. Right knee started feeling sore about mile 3 but was ok afterwards.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing much. I might want to take in more water before the race as I had a headache most of the rest of the day. I hadn't been drinking as much as usual during the previous couple of days.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around awhile.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

From a runner's perspective it was good. The race was delayed about 15 mins while they finished the late registrants. The start was on Hollister and not marked, so runners were a little unclear about where to line up and which way to go, though it was announced. The crosswalk lines were used for the start line. They closed one side of Hollister for the start of the race and this was not well announced or marked for the drivers. No suggested detours were given. It was very frustrating for the drivers.

Last updated: 2009-11-18 12:00 AM
00:37:41 | 04 miles | 09m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/32
Overall: 330/642
Performance: Good
18:37 2 mile = 9:18 min/mile 28:18 3 mile = 9:26 min/mile Overall: 9:26 min/mile
Course: Flat and mostly straight. Mostly on asphalt bike path along a creek. Path dipped under a road just after mile 3, was nice and cool there.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4