Schenectady ARC 5k Challenge - Run

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Schenectady, New York
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 21m 29s
Overall Rank = 3/70f
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Afternoon race, so worked in the morning and had a bagel about 2 hrs out
Event warmup:

About 2 miles of easy jogging with some striders
  • 21m 29s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 55s  min/mile

Felt hot and uncomfortable throughout the race. Tummy was also a little bothered. Paced with even splits, which led to me passing a few girls that went out to fast. Was gaining on the 2nd place girl but just didn't have a final finishing kick.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster:-) Based on my tempo runs I thought I would definitely crack 21 and be closer to 20:45 or so. But the heat, hills and longer course were not conducive to that time goal.
Post race
Warm down:

Easy mile jog

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Fitness, heat, hills

Event comments:

Good event. The course was a little hilly but I hadn't trained on hills enough so my own fault. Only improvement I would suggest is more post-race food. They had pizza but were charging money for it.

Last updated: 2012-08-08 12:00 AM
00:21:29 | 03.11 miles | 06m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/70f
Performance: Average
Course: Winding with constant, rolling hills. Also, Garmin read 3.17 so maybe a bit long.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4