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St. Paddy's Day 5K - Run

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Jackson, MS
United States
Mississippi Track Club
~48F / 0C
Total Time = 31m 44s
Overall Rank = 203/239
Age Group = 25 - 30
Age Group Rank = 22/23
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race pretty early as I didn't have a clue what to expect. Debated on whether or not to to eat the gel that I brought but decided against it since I had only eaten one before and didn't want to screw anything up. Drank about 20 oz of water
Event warmup:

Begining about 15 min before start time i started walking around, jogged a bit and stretched out.
  • 31m 44s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 14s  min/mile

I ran the whole freakin way! (except for the 10 yards that i walked while i drank the water they gave me but i'm not counting that.:) ) Part of me wishes that they had marked off the miles so I could have gotten my splits but at the same time I think it helped me make it all the way not knowing how far I had gone and not looking at my watch.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really..
Post race
Warm down:

just walked a little and ate two bananas and had a couple of small cups of gatorade or whatever it was they gave us. Then did some stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The simple fact that overall I am still quite out of shape :) I wasn't really concerned with my performance though. Just wanted to have fun and run as much of the course as I could

Event comments:

I was super pleased that I actually ran the whole way. With the time of 31:40 i blew past one of my short term goals (run 20 min) and one of my long term goals (run 30 min).

I'm not sure how many total people ran nor how many in my age group but I would like to find that information. Maybe they will post it to the web.

Wahhooo.. yeah for me :)

Last updated: 2005-03-09 12:00 AM
00:31:44 | 03.1 miles | 10m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/23
Overall: 203/239
Performance: Good
Course: The course went through downtown Jackson and was mostly quite flat. There were a few small hills that made it a little challenging for me at times.. Winning time was 16:55 (geesh)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2005-03-20 5:07 PM

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Jackson, Mississippi
Subject: St. Paddy's Day 5K

2005-03-20 6:22 PM
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Subject: RE: St. Paddy's Day 5K

Way to go Will, great first race! Bet you're glad you signed up now, eh?


Edited by huskyboy 2005-03-20 6:23 PM
2005-03-20 6:47 PM
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Miami, FL
Subject: RE: St. Paddy's Day 5K
Congrats on a great race!  You achieved your goal of running the whole way and you did it!  That is awesome! 
2005-03-20 10:34 PM
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Jackson, Mississippi
Subject: RE: St. Paddy's Day 5K
Thanks yall!

Maybe I should find another to do next month.. It sure is much more fun than my normal long run

And next time I can set a goal for myself to not get PASSED BY ANY OF THE RACEWALKERS!!!

2005-03-21 9:23 AM
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molto veloce mama
Subject: RE: St. Paddy's Day 5K
awesome job!!!! you did GREAT! when's the next race?
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