Governor's Cup - Run5k

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Helena, Montana
United States
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Total Time = 30m 10s
Overall Rank = 476/2607
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 24/256
Pre-race routine:

Slept about 4 hours, then woke up nervous about getting to the race in time, finding our race packets, etc. Ate raisin bran for breakfast, as it was a long time before the race.
Event warmup:

Use my inhaler. Took an Excedrine for my knee. I was kinda stiff after driving for two hours.
  • 30m 10s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 42s  min/mile

My legs handled the hills better than I expected. I am not disappointed with my time, considering the hills.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster?
Post race
Warm down:

Waited at the finish line for my kids and my sister.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I should probably get more sleep. Also, I think I'm to the point where I need to stop just 'letting it happen' when I race. I need to think; push myself at the right time; have some strategy.

Event comments:

Since this was my first experience in a big crowd, I don't have much to compare to. Just had fun.

Last updated: 2008-05-27 12:00 AM
00:30:10 | 03.11 miles | 09m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/256
Overall: 4076/2607
Performance: Good
Course: Beautiful run up the hilly streets of Helena. At the top of the first hill was the cathedral. The bells tolled as the runners passed. So beautiful. After a little running, and a few turns, we were running directly toward the front of the capitol building. It was just beautiful! Very hilly run, but fun.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5