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Baltimore, Maryland
United States
coldF / 0C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 842/2690
Age Group = 45-49F
Age Group Rank = 31/129
Pre-race routine:

advised to get there no later than 6:30, but friends getting there by 7 said sufficient parking in stadium lots even by then. a plus to have warmer indoor plumbing as an option
Event warmup:

trying to conserve warmth. wore shorts, tshirt, arm warmers, fleece headband, gloves
  • 29m 46s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 34s  min/mile

1st part of course more uphill. my arms were leaden & most toes completely numb, oddly enough, at start. thawed out - great temps otherwise, though, except chest really hurt from breathing the cold air...something for me to get used to. walked after 1st couple of min to catch breath, and a couple of other times after pushing pace. not sure the miles were marked.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. run w/ periodic walking works for me - able to run faster that way, so not going to fight it anymore. want to go even faster tho, but happy w/ time.
Post race
Warm down:

stretched. searched for food, but they wouldn't let us have it

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing. wish was 10 degrees warmer. no big deal

Event comments:

5K-ers weren't allowed to have the food. Able to sneak banana later - volunteers told us they weren't allowed to give it out yet, and couldn't/wouldn't tell us when they could. very lame! only water accessible was bottle given as went thru finish chute; none available later. did have little cups of phillips rest. soup for us - reddish water base with bits of veggie floating in it. only food available, not only required standing in a long line, it reminded me of warm vomit.

a lot of hassle for a 5K, esp w/ having to go to the football stadium & navigate parking there for packet pickup - maybe more fun for the 1/2 mar/marathoners, but the 5k seemed like poor stepchild.

Last updated: 2010-08-14 12:00 AM
00:29:46 | 03.11 miles | 09m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/129
Overall: 0/2690
pace progressively faster each mile, down to 8:50 for last mile, which is good for me
Course: hillier than expected - apparently everyone but me knew b'more is hilly lol
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 2