Freezeroo #1 - Run5k

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Pittsford, New York
United States
Greater Rochester Track Club
19F / -7C
Total Time = 23m 15s
Overall Rank = 89/230
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 11/30
Pre-race routine:

rolled out of bed, had a cup of coffee dressed and out the door.

The Freezeroos start at 10am which is nice.
Event warmup:

Warm up? It was 19 frickin' degrees.
  • 23m 15s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 30s  min/mile

Came into this undertrained and overfed. It was fun though. Saw Dudley at the start and started with him towards the back. Probably incurred a 10-15 second penalty due to the time it took to cross the start line and then work my way through the crowd.

I probably didn't go hard enough in mile 2 but I'm not in the best of shape at the moment. This one was done mostly on guts. Still, the 5:11 pace in the final .1 mile is surprising. According to the Garmin I was doing 4:12 when I crossed the finish line. Can't believe I had that in me.

What would you do differently?:

Train more. Eat less. Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Went into the shelter to warm up. Hung out with Dudley, ate some food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Too much sitting on my behind. A caloric surplus.

Event comments:

The Freezeroo series is fun. It's a good motivator throughout the winter.

Last updated: 2007-12-04 12:00 AM
00:23:15 | 03.1 miles | 07m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/230
Performance: Below average
Mile Pace AHR MHR 1 7:04 166 178 2 7:43 179 184 3 7:36 184 188 3.1 5:11 188 190
Course: Out and back on Douglas in Mendon Ponds Park. This is a hilly course with one big downhill at mile 0.5 that turns into a big uphill at 2.5.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4