Turkey Trot - Run5 Mile

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Miamisburg, Ohio
United States
Ohio River Road Runners Club
40F / 4C
Total Time = 34m 13s
Overall Rank = 188/2971
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 15/200
Pre-race routine:

jogged for ten minutes really slow
  • 34m 13s
  • 5 miles
  • 06m 50s  min/mile

I wanted to break my PR on this course which would mean going faster than a 6:58 pace. I went in with OK run fitness - I had good frequency of runs but a small total mileage. I wanted to run a smart race. The race hinged on me being able to slow down for mile one. When the gun went off I forced myself to slow way down. I was uncomfortable with everyone passing me but I hit mile 1 at 6:30 (a little faster than I wanted but better than the 6:00 I did in my other attempts). I hit mile 2 at 13:04. I was feeling in control of breathing and my legs were still turning. I did the last 3 miles at a 7:03 pace. I set a PR by 30+ seconds and felt great at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - this was the smartest run race I have ever done. If I can get back into good running shape and add that to my new found ability to control my running pace I should be able to drop even more.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

not out of shape but not in awesome ( 3/5 ) running fitness

Event comments:

Hung out post race - chatted with some friends - went to perkins with the local tri club - ate with the gal who won the female overall division - watched her eat dry toast and fruit with lemon water and thought " she is fast but leads a terrible existence " as I plowed through my omelet, pancakes and hashbrowns with bacon.

Last race before Operation No More Baby Batter happens next week followed by kiddo #4 on the 16th of December. I expect my training to be pretty spotty for the next month or two :)

Last updated: 2011-11-19 12:00 AM
00:34:13 | 05 miles | 06m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/200
Overall: 188/2971
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4