Celtic Solstice Five Miler - Run5 Mile

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Baltimore, Maryland
United States
Baltimore Running
36F / 2C
Total Time = 43m 19s
Overall Rank = 960/3130
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 21/146
Pre-race routine:

pick up packet on Thursday. Steak, sweet potatoe and asparagus dinner night before race. Breakfast of english muffin yogurt and hot tea.
Event warmup:

Left house at 7:15am, parked in Hopkins garage and jogged with my daughter Courtney to the tent. Got timing chip and headed to porta pot line. Then back to check in backpack. Dynamic stretches and short jog around the parking lot to stay warm. (wore running shorts, running tights, short sleeve shirt and long sleeve shirt, gloves - ears were cold, but warmed up during the run).
  • 43m 19s
  • 5 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

great day - a little chilly, but not terrible - warmed up during run - only my right hand was freezing. Took my own fuel belt, drank a little at 2.5 - 3 mile mark, but just kept running. Watched my heart rate, tried to keep it in the mid-150's the first couple miles, then just let it go wherever.

2012: 43;19
960/3130 overall
21/146 age group

2011: 46:56
2010: 51:09
What would you do differently?:

nothing. love this race :)
Post race
Warm down:

walked back to the finish to cheer on Courtney - -missed her (she was right behind me).

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Love all of the people dressed up. Great atmosphere, fun race. Soup is delicious after the race and the premiums are always top of the line.

Last updated: 2012-11-03 12:00 AM
00:43:19 | 05 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/146
Overall: 0/3130
Performance: Good
Course: hilly course through druid park around the mansion house and a lap around the lake. Downhill to the finish line.
Keeping cool Average 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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5