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Autism Speaks 5k - Run5k

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
United States
Run the Day
84F / 29C
Total Time = 20m 8s
Overall Rank = 12/113
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 3/10
Event warmup:

Ran easy for about 2mi or so and then did 8 sets of strides with walking recoveries and a bit more easy jogging for a total warm-up of 4mi.
  • 20m 8s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 28s  min/mile

Started out strong and was aiming to see if I could push it through the uphill after the turn-around and then try to hang on the last mile which was mostly downhill (until just before the finish). But at mile 2, I couldn't hold the pace and 2 HS cross country runners who I had been closing on began to hold their distance and then slowly pull out again. Humidity was really tough, but I think my legs just didn't have it.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and grabbed some food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Humidity hurt, but legs just don't seem to have the speed in them right now. Could just be effect of fatigue from recent mileage (highest in my running history).

Event comments:

Nice 5k only a couple miles from my home. Course is moderately challenging for a 5k, but quite fair.

Last updated: 2008-09-14 12:00 AM
00:20:08 | 03.11 miles | 06m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 12/113
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back in RCP from pavilion 17 (at top of big hill). Short downhill start, the mostly gradual uphill for first mile. Largely flat after that until downhill over last 1/4 to 1/3 mile before turn-around.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-09-14 9:07 AM

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Media, PA
Subject: Autism Speaks 5k

2008-09-14 9:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Autism Speaks 5k
Great job today! Yeah, this humidity is a killer, and I know you've been mentioning fatigue in your legs in your logs for the past week or so. You still did great! Enjoy your day .
2008-09-14 9:38 AM
in reply to: #1672959

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Subject: RE: Autism Speaks 5k

Great job!

5Ks are tough but are good for us.

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