Borgess Run for the Health of It - 5k - Run5k

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
United States
Borgess Hospital
52F / 11C
Total Time = 23m 36s
Overall Rank = 140/2108
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 11/87
Pre-race routine:

Coffee and a granola bar 2:15 before the race.
Event warmup:

Ran between a quarter and half mile thirty minutes before the race. I included some pickups to faster than race pace.
  • 23m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

Overall, this was a good run for me. Given that I've only been run focused for the last six weeks, not to mention the fact that we had a new baby six weeks ago, I was very happy with my time. It's 13 seconds slower than my PR from 2010.
What would you do differently?:

If I had known that there wouldn't be mile markers anywhere on the course, I would have brought my Garmin. I just used a simple watch because I didn't want to watch pace but I did wish that I knew how far we had to go.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for a few minutes and did a few stretches. Jogged a mile back to the car since the buses hadn't started running yet.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was out of breath and pushing hard, especially at the end. I did have an annoying side stitch for about half a mile. I didn't have anything left when I crossed the finish line - I was happy with the pacing.

Event comments:

The 5K doesn't get as much attention as the half marathon or marathon but it's still a fun race. The only negative was the lack of mile markers on the 5K course. The half and full both had great signage.

Last updated: 2012-05-06 12:00 AM
00:23:36 | 03.11 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/87
Overall: 140/2108
Performance: Good
Course: Relatively flat course with a few significant hills.
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] 5