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Durham Almond Blossom Run - 5K - Run5k

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Durham, California
United States
Durham Sports Boosters
60F / 16C
Total Time = 22m 14s
Overall Rank = 10/100
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Cereal for breakfast, quick shower, cup of coffee. Drove into Chico to sign up for the Tour De Ed, then back to pick up my wife, and head over to the race.
Event warmup:

A few pace runs, walking around and stretching.
  • 22m 14s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 09s  min/mile

Good strong run, considering my lungs are still messed up from the flu. My goal (before getting sick) was to break 22 minutes - I was happy to be able to even come close to that with my condition on race day.

Come to find out, I finished Second in my age group - Yea!!!!
What would you do differently?:

Not get sick 10 days before the race
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around, gather my sweats and jacket, then wait for my wife to finish the walk.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

First mile always goes well, the second mile sucks..... Then I'm usually able to pick the pace back up just a bit for the third mile.

Event comments:

As usual, the race is all good - then the awards ceremony drags on and on. I actually left early, as we had a charity bike ride to do - and asked a friend to pick up my award, if I happened to place in my age group.

Last updated: 2008-02-23 12:00 AM
00:22:14 | 03.11 miles | 07m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/100
Performance: Good
Mile 1 - 6'41" Mile 2 - 7'39" Mile 3 - 7'00 Mile 3.1- 45"
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-02-24 11:01 AM

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