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Columbus, Ohio
United States
39F / 4C
Total Time = 20m
Overall Rank = 19/408
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 8/
Pre-race routine:

Drank coffee at the hotel..drove to the race...picked up #..255 and weighed in.. Benched press 110#'s 31 x's to able to reduce my run time by 15 minutes.
Event warmup:

Taped my ankle, ate a power-bar and drank some Gatorade, jogged to the start line...listened to Arnold say a few words..he has started the race 7 of the 8 years that the event has taken place!!
  • 20m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 26s  min/mile

Too fast at the start but did finish quite nicely with not the drop off that I normally see..Official time was 20 minutes flat but I think I got under the tape at 19:59..
What would you do differently?:

Not much, again, warm-up always...start a little behind a couple of big guys to block some wind..
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and took some pics

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ankle buddy called it an Ankle Impingement..

Event comments:

Great Race..loved the EXPO afterwards..Next time I have to remember to stay at the Hampton Inn across from the Columbus Convention Center..just would have been too easy to stay there.

Last updated: 2007-11-12 12:00 AM
00:20:00 | 03.11 miles | 06m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/
Overall: 19/408
Performance: Good
Mile 1 =6:07 Mile 2 =6:25 Mile 3 =6:47 0.1 Mile = 0:41 6:27 pace for race Way too fast for first mile but it was mostly with the wind and downhill..
Course: The course was much more hilly than I remember...The first 1/4 mile or so is uphill then downhill and flat and obviously fast..I was flying..The last half of the 2nd mile was uphill and against the wind..I made a turn into the wind and the start of a hill and 2 big guys past me..I must have come to a standstill turing that corner..The last mile is mostly flat with some uphill at the beginning. The last half of the race was into the wind..I thought it was quite windy. But it was a beautiful day!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-03-03 7:22 AM

Noblesville, Indiana
Subject: Arnold 5K Pump & Run

2008-03-03 12:28 PM
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Subject: RE: Arnold 5K Pump & Run
NICE!!!  Wow, you must have had a fast age group if you're running 20 minutes and still getting 8th in AG.  Damn!!  19th OA out of 400...SAAAWEEEEEEET!!!  Great running!
2008-03-03 4:01 PM
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A farming town in MN
Subject: RE: Arnold 5K Pump & Run
Jim, that was an awesome run.  Glad you had a great time with the family!
2008-03-03 7:38 PM
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Charlotte, NC
Subject: RE: Arnold 5K Pump & Run
Good job!  Sounds like you had fun.
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