Celtic Solstice Five Miler - Run5 Mile

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Baltimore, Maryland
United States
Baltimore Running
34F / 1C
Total Time = 42m 15s
Overall Rank = 645/3000
Age Group = 53
Age Group Rank = 8/176
Pre-race routine:

Whole wheat english muffin, yogurt and hot tea for breakfast, banana at the race. Left the house at 7:15am, forgot money to pay for parking so found street parking. Walked to race, Got chip and dropped off gear bag. Used my inhaler before I left the house to see if it makes a difference during the run.
Event warmup:

stretched out a ran a bit at the start line. Wore fleece lined tights, wool socks, trail shoes (snow on the ground), fleece lined long sleeved shirt, cap and mittens.
  • 42m 15s
  • 5.1 miles
  • 08m 17s  min/mile

Had my own fuel belt, but didn't use it - except to hold my mittens when I got hot - was well hydrated and didn't take anything at the aid station either.

Always a fun time to see all the costumes and friends. Event coordinators did an excellent job of icing the roads and keeping the runners safe!
What would you do differently?:

line up closer to the front.
Post race
Warm down:

walk to tent, got hot chocolate on the way, cookies, soup and gear bag.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

too many people

Event comments:

Fun race! Nice start to the holiday season. Always interesting to see how the weather will be. We were expecting snow, but it never showed.

Last updated: 2013-12-14 12:00 AM
00:42:15 | 05.1 miles | 08m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/176
Overall: 0/3000
Performance: Good
Course: hilly trail through the zoo - - packed with no room to move around slower runners - especially with snowed piled up on the sides of the road.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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