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St. Patty's Run for the Green 5K - Run5k

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
United States
Highlands Ranch Run Series
27F / -3C
Total Time = 25m 16s
Overall Rank = 68/202
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 26/80
Pre-race routine:

Got up early. Expected to see snow since the last two times I was going to race it snowed. Suprisingly, it was sunny. I was psyched. Had a oatmeal muffin, got dressed and headed out.
Event warmup:

Sat in car and stayed warm. It was windy this morning. Even though the sun was out, it wasn't getting much warmer. I wanted to run in shorts and short sleeves, but decided that wind pants and a jacket would be better. Finally got out and ran a little bit to warm up.
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  • 3.11 miles
  •  min/mile

I started off good and finished the first mile in 7:40. Second mile the hills kicked in and I got to mile 2 in 8:39. I picked up the pace and finished mile 3 in about 7:58. Then I forgot to stop my watch when I finished, so I don't know what I ended up with. Oh well. I felt pretty good. My lungs were burning from the cold, but I felt pretty good when it was over, and had enough to finish strong at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Dress better. I have cold weather gear that would have been more appropriate. Otherwise everything went pretty well.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to my car and drove home. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold and Hills.

Event comments:

Highland Ranch seems to put on good races. I have been suprised that the expo/vendors seem to be getting worse each year. I am also suprised that there was not 1 race brochure in my goody bag. Hmmmm.

Finished 68/202 men. Around the top third, I can be happy with.

Last updated: 2008-03-14 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 03.11 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/80
Overall: 0/202
Performance: Good
Course: This was a very hilly course. I knew it would be a little hilly, but I wasn't expecting what I got.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-03-17 12:29 PM

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