Celtic Solstice 5 Mile Run - Run5 Mile

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Baltimore, Maryland
United States
Baltimore Running
26F / -3C
Total Time = 37m 40s
Overall Rank = 232/2297
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 37/168
Pre-race routine:

Wake up at 5:50, coffee, banana, 1/2 pb&j. Drove to the race site at 7 am
Event warmup:

Light running from the car to the start twice.
  • 37m 40s
  • 5.15 miles
  • 07m 19s  min/mile

I wanted to go sub 40, based on the shape that I am in, I didn't know if I could. But once I got going I pushed hard enough to do that, but I wasn't redlined. Splits:
Mile 1 - 7:32
2 - 7:19
3 - 7:26
4 - 7:15
5 - 7:18
5.15 - 5:41 - sprint to the finish
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. This was not an A race. Just something to do to get me going this time of year. I didn't want to hurt myself, but wanted to push hard enough to be happy with the time. Plus, they gave a cool shirt.
Post race
Warm down:

Hot soup, and water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

See above

Event comments:

Good race in Baltimore. Great time of year for this.

Last updated: 2010-12-20 12:00 AM
00:37:40 | 05.15 miles | 07m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/168
Overall: 232/2297
Performance: Good
Course: Nice somewhat hilly course thru Baltimore's Druid Hill Park
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4