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Stagecoach Run - Run5k

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Mantorville, Minnesota
United States
Marigold Days Committee
57F / 14C
Total Time = 28m 7s
Overall Rank = 18/35
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

The usual- Not much. Woke up too late. Drank coffee and ate a banana. I was pretty casual since it was just a 5k and I had no plans to actually race.
Event warmup:

The usual- Not much. Jogged about a block.
  • 28m 7s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 02s  min/mile

I started out in the middle and had plans to just run, not race. Then I noticed that it was a pretty slow field and I had a chance to be competitive. At that point, my race strategy changed. I started picking off people around the half mile point. I found some good music on the mp3 (no flaming, please), and got to work. Since there were no mile markers, I could only estimate my pace. HR was pretty high, so I figured I was going hard enough. I kept passing people and only 2 guys passed me. The second mile was kind of rough, but no gut issues thankfully. As I turned for the finish, I kicked it in even more to keep ahead of a girl that was gaining on me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. It worked out, even with making it up on the fly.
Post race
Warm down:

As I finished, my HR was sky-high. I had to walk it out a bit and then found some water. Jeremy was there and had already cooled off since he is so freakin' fast.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just my inherent slowness.

Event comments:

For a tiny local race, they do a nice job. Well organized and on time. And a nice shirt.

Last updated: 2008-09-06 12:00 AM
00:28:07 | 03.11 miles | 09m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/35
Performance: Good
Avg HR- 171 Max HR- 183
Course: Kind of a loop out of Mantorville. Same course as last year.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-09-09 8:16 PM

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