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JFK Runway Run - Run5k

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Queens, New York
United States
JFK Rotary Club
45F / 7C
Total Time = 21m 31s
Overall Rank = 26/529
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/35
Pre-race routine:

Nothing special
Event warmup:

Took a bus to the start, did some jogging and easy sprints. Was a little rushed for what ended up being no reason, as there was plenty of time and forgot to take water/drink to the start.
  • 21m 31s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 55s  min/mile

Had pretty strong tailwind going out and paid for it on the return leg. Cool to run on the runway at JFK. Ran around 6:30 - 6:40 going out. My new base seems to be 7 min pace.
What would you do differently?:

Bring water with me to the start.
Post race
Warm down:

No real warmdown.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Right hammy, more running, speed.

Event comments:

Took a long time to get results. Waited around. Cool race, would do it again.

Last updated: 2009-04-21 12:00 AM
00:21:31 | 03.11 miles | 06m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/35
Overall: 0/529
Performance: Average
Course: Flat course with one 180 turn and a sweeping turn.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-04-21 2:52 PM

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Long Island, NY
Subject: JFK Runway Run

2009-04-21 2:57 PM
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NYC/South Jersey
Subject: RE: JFK Runway Run
Great race! I was on the fence about doing the race...hopefully I can do it next year. THANKS
2009-04-21 3:34 PM
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Long Island, NY
Subject: RE: JFK Runway Run
It was quite unique. While we waited we got a great view of planes landing and during the race we could see them all lined up ready to take off.

I would probably do it again.
2009-04-21 3:42 PM
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South Windsor CT
Subject: RE: JFK Runway Run

I would do this race just for the views of the planes!
This sounds really cool.

2009-04-21 3:51 PM
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Long Island, NY
Subject: RE: JFK Runway Run
I've uploaded the route, courtesy of my Garmin:

Spectators were also allowed in the 'staging area', but not on the actual course. They could see the planes landing. This was my first year doing it, and they used a different part of the airport. From what I was told, this was better.

Lots of people had cameras and were snapping away. At the staging area they was a structure that looks like part of a plan, used for rescue training.

There was a fair amount of security and warned us to stay on the course.

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