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S-No-W Fun Run - Run5 Mile

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
United States
Lakes Area Running Club
37F / 3C
Total Time = 39m 21s
Overall Rank = 161/571
Age Group = M 37-37
Age Group Rank = 3/6
Pre-race routine:

Lazy morning with a big breakfast of Kashi, wheat toast, jelly, and shredded turkey with green chili sauce. It stuck with me for the better part of the next 24 hours. Light lunch of scraps from the kids plates.
Event warmup:

Got there 45 minutes before race time, registered, changed, jogged a little, streched, and wandered around the ballroom.
  • 39m 21s
  • 5 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

I had pacing problems from the start. The first mile was 7:15, but then carried about an 8:00 pace for the remaining 4 miles. The strange thing was that I took THREE walking breaks of 20-25 seconds during this otherwise short run. I had a side stitch that would not go away and I apparently didn't have the mental fortitude to push through it. Despite all the walking breaks, I still managed an overall pace just under 8:00.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know, maybe not be such a wimp.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back inside, had 2 shots of peppermint schnapps, grabbed a beer, and went back outside to the finish line to watch some of the later runners cross the line.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Pacing and mental toughness. I felt like a mental midget for needing to walk so much for a short race.

Event comments:

Despite my disappointment in the way I ran the race, this is still a GREAT event. I need to round up a few friends next year and hang around to enjoy the post race activities much later into the evening.

Last updated: 2008-01-07 12:00 AM
00:39:21 | 05 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 161/571
Performance: Average
Course: Same as last year, and the year before, and the year before . . . Down hill start, a couple of smaller rolling hills, and an uphill segment 3/4 mile before the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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] 5

2008-01-07 12:25 AM

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Walworth, WI
Subject: S-No-W Fun Run

2008-01-07 12:37 AM
in reply to: #1138151

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Subject: RE: S-No-W Fun Run
sounds like a fun race!
2008-01-09 11:06 AM
in reply to: #1138151

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Subject: RE: S-No-W Fun Run

Nice pace for a mental midget.  Perhaps they should put a “Shot Stop” at each mile.

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