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FCA Run to the Cross - Run5k

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Castroville, Texas
United States
Medina Valley FCA
Total Time = 37m 15s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up and ate a bagel. Mom came to the house and we got in my car. I had already loaded my bike for the ride home.
Event warmup:

Walked back and forth to the car about 3 times. I kept forgetting stuff. I took some endurolites before breakfast then another at about 7:30. I really didn't want to dehydrate. I had a really hot bike ride the night before and was little afraid I was already a bit deficient.
  • 37m 15s
  • 3.14 miles
  • 11m 52s  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out and waited for Mom. She finished at 1.02 for a second in the 50+AG. She is 70! She got a medal. :-) I rode my bike home 8mi and it was tough. I ate a few oranges in between but I was on the verge of a bonk.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'd like to do more trail running. I don't run many hills and I think it would make me much stronger. It might be a good idea to refrain from a really hot (and hard) bike ride the evening before.

Event comments:

I hope they continue this race. It was a fun event, they did an excellent job of organizing and had a ton of volunteers.

Last updated: 2009-05-08 12:00 AM
00:37:15 | 03.14 miles | 11m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Reeeeaaalllly tough. One of the hills was at a 32% grade. There were several hills that had stairs (wood or stone or both)Very fun and really pretty. Much better than running on a track. I like trail running!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-05-12 3:29 PM

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San Antonio
Subject: FCA Run to the Cross

2009-05-13 12:46 PM
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Fishers, Indiana
Subject: RE: FCA Run to the Cross
Awesome job and great news on your Mom! Good deal commuting back and forth on the bike as well!!
2009-05-14 6:48 PM
in reply to: #2146688

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Vista, CA
Subject: RE: FCA Run to the Cross

congrats to you and you Mom! Trail running is fun. Glad you made that discovery.

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