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Frostbite 5 miler - Run5 Mile

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ambler, Pennsylvania
United States
Ambler Area Running Club
26F / -3C
Total Time = 9h 00m
Overall Rank = 310/783
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 20/46
Pre-race routine:

Woke up a lot during the night; drank too much coffee on Friday. Ate oatmeal and one cup of coffee in the morning. Sat in the car a bit longer than I planned; plan was to run for around 15 minutes before the race to warm up and get in the time that was on the schedule, but things didn't work out.
Event warmup:

Stood around in the cold while they called for people whose ages were wrong. Did take a jog around the block to warm up a bit.
  • 41m 45s
  • 5 miles
  • 08m 21s  min/mile

It was a nice event. I ran easy for the first four miles, then pushed it a bit for the last mile, which may have been close to a seven minute pace.
What would you do differently?:

Warm up a bit more before running the race.
Post race
Warm down:

wandered a bit with Fred, and then Carrie, then we jogged to the car to get our sweatshirts before returning to the finish to see Alicia H.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Carrie's advice not to "race." Also, the unpaved trail was narrow, and for some reason, people slowed down on that segment, and it was impossible to pass.

Last updated: 2008-02-15 12:00 AM
00:41:45 | 05 miles | 08m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/46
Overall: 310/783
Performance: Good
Course: A nice course around the town of Ambler, but I must say I don't remember too much about what the course looked like, in retrospect. There was a brief segment on an unpaved trail, some gentle, gradual hills and one fairly challenging hill towards the end.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-02-22 2:32 PM

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