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Sarasota YMCA Ringling Bridge Run - Run4 Mile

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Sarasota, Florida
United States
Sarasota YMCA
55F / 13C
Total Time = 36m 34s
Overall Rank = 424/991
Age Group = 30-35
Age Group Rank = 18/29
Pre-race routine:

Had a PB&J about 1 hr before race. Had as few gulps of Gatorade right before run.
Event warmup:

Stretched as we waited in line at the port-a-potties
  • 36m 34s
  • 4 miles
  • 09m 08s  min/mile

Felt REAL good first mile. Spent most of that picking through the pack as I started near the back. First bridge incline was fine. Downhill was good as well. Thought we'd turn around at the bottom but had to run through the park (and extra 1/4 mile). Was a bit of mental let down as I thought I was on a KILLER pace. Second bridge incline was hard. Walked at top for about 20 seconds. Pushed it in the last mile and ended up getting into a sprint finish with a 70 year old man (who I only beat by about 5 paces). Ended up breaking my PR by minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Start closer to the front. Lenghten my strdie on the downhills.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, had some juice and part of a free sub.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Legs were getting sore.

Event comments:

The "chip times" listed are not true chip times. They only used them for finish times so my "official" time is minutes slower than my "chip" time. They need to fix this. What's th point of having chips if you only used them fr the finish.

Last updated: 2008-01-27 12:00 AM
00:36:34 | 04 miles | 09m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/29
Overall: 424/991
Performance: Good
Course: From the Van Wezel parking lot out 10th st, south on 41 to Ringling. Over the bridge to Bird Key park, down to end and turn around and reverse course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2008-01-27 10:30 AM

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Subject: Sarasota YMCA Ringling Bridge Run

2008-01-27 7:34 PM
in reply to: #1178207

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Subject: RE: Sarasota YMCA Ringling Bridge Run
Thy updated the website and listed the "chip" times.  Glad they fixed it.  Didn't make sense to have chips and no list true chip time.
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