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Chicago, Illinois
United States
48F / 9C
Sunny
Total Time = 24m 58s
Overall Rank = 479/2351
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 43/127
Pre-race routine:

Drove up from home and then tried to find somewhere to park. Walked over, got my chip (it was a ChampionChip race, so I could have used mine, oh well).
Event warmup:

Ran about 3/4 of a mile with some strides.
Run
  • 24m 58s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 03s  min/mile
Comments:

This race has 3500 runners. On a side street in Chicago. So you can imagine how crowded it was. First mile was so crowded I was running over 8:00 the whole time. A few times, I went up onto the side walk to get into a decent stride. It never happened.

Second mile was a little more open, and I could go a little faster, but then my calf started to tighten up just a bit. Which worried me. I kept the turnover going and it didn't get any better, BUT it didn't get any worse.

Third mile was just holding on. I knew it wasn't going to be a good run. And it wasn't. Probably my worst this year, outside of the one earlier when I had food poisoning.

Still, placed 474th out of 3500. Not bad. Not great, but not bad. Know I could have done better had I been healthy and in shape.
What would you do differently?:

Not take almost 2 weeks off! I know that had a HUGE impact. And I feel it in the run the most.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, and found Beth. Changed out of my jersey into my long sleeve top. Grabbed some of the snacks and walked back to the car, via the store to see if they were open. They weren't.

Event comments:

Nice race, but friggen huge for a 5k.




Last updated: 2008-09-30 12:00 AM
Running
00:24:58 | 03.1 miles | 08m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 43/127
Overall: 479/2351
Performance: Below average
Course: Very flat race but super crowded.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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