Medved 5K to Cure ALS - Run5k

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Rochester, New York
United States
Medved Running and Walking Outfitters
73F / 23C
Total Time = 20m 51s
Overall Rank = 81/532
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/35
Pre-race routine:

Up around 6:15, worked a bit (email, found a bug in the new laps graph). Had some coffee and a slice of banana bread then out the door. Beautiful morning.
Met Dud at the Park-n-Ride and he drove us to Frontier Field.
Event warmup:

We had a good 15 minute 1.7 mile warmup in 3 stages: 1 easy jog, 1 with pickups, 1 easy jog.
  • 20m 48s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 41s  min/mile

Had an adrenaline rush about 20 seconds before the gun. I went out pretty quick, like 6:06 and then felt the surge go away around the .3 mile mark. Ow. After that it was just try to hang on and not let too many people pass me.

My pace did slow by around 10 seconds each mile, so I did go out a bit too fast. Either that or mentally I wasn't tough enough. Maybe a combination of the two.

Only my 2nd time going under 21 minutes, so I can't really complain.

Post race
Event comments:

A nice Father's Day event. Fast course. There's a Family 1k after the 5k.

Last updated: 2008-06-12 12:00 AM
00:20:48 | 03.11 miles | 06m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/35
Overall: 0/532
Performance: Good
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 06m 28s 1.00 miles 6.47 Mi/mile 168 179 2 06m 36s 1.00 miles 6.6 Mi/mile 182 185 3 06m 48s 1.00 miles 6.8 Mi/mile 183 186 4 00m 56s 0.15 miles 6.07 Mi/mile 188 191
Course: A loop with a finish around the perimeter of Frontier Field, the AAA ball stadium downtown.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4