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Ravenswood Run - Run5k

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Fleet Feet
46F / 8C
Total Time = 28m 40s
Overall Rank = 1292/2502
Age Group = F25-29
Age Group Rank = 152/386
Pre-race routine:

Morning toast w/ water and an oatmeal raisin granola bar.

Event warmup:

Stretched to loosen my hip flexors and walked around.
  • 28m 40s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile

I went into the run with the intent of trying to set a PR. My previous 5k PR time was 31:04 and I was really gunning to break the 30:00 barrier. The first mile was extremely crowded and spent doing lots of weaving. I walked through the water stop at 1.5 and then kept trucking. I slowed my pace down around 2.5 because of a painful side stitch, but then picked up the pace for the final quarter mile.
What would you do differently?:

Positioned myself differently at the start to avoid the constant weaving I did around slower runners.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched and grabbed some water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The sheer volume of runners for the small amount of running space provided. I lost time due to weaving throughout most of the course. I guess the side stitch is to blame as well.

Event comments:

It's about time I broke the 30:00 5k barrier. I was pleasantly surprised that I came in at 28:40 and not the 29:30 range I was anticipating.

Does this mean I'm no longer in the back of the pack!?

Last updated: 2008-04-25 12:00 AM
00:28:40 | 03.11 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 152/386
Overall: 1292/2502
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course in the Ravenswood neighborhood in Chicago. Several speed bumps along the course, but mostly within the first half mile.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
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

2008-05-02 11:13 AM

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Subject: Ravenswood Run

2008-05-03 10:09 PM
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Subject: RE: Ravenswood Run
w00t w00t nice PR!
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