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Hair of the Dog 5k - Run5k

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 23m 55s
Overall Rank = 70/616
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 3/
Pre-race routine:

Got up and got the gang off to church, had a banana and coffee and headed out to the race site. Was starving on the 45 minute drive and ate a fiber bar I was afraid I would regret later, but didn't.
Event warmup:

Jogged up to packet pick up, jogged back to the car to drop bag and coat. jogged up to start did some sprints though the rows of grapes.
  • 23m 55s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

I took a different strategy on this run. Normally I go out hard and fast at the start and run that way until I can't sustain it anymore, and then drop into a comfortable pace. I always hit a wall about 1.5 miles and have trouble holding pace even. Today I tried starting out at about a 7:30 pace and hoped to negative split every mile thereafter. Close but no dice, last mile was slowest and the same damn wall was in this race too! But it was placed a little further into the run.
What would you do differently?:

I think I will try this strategy again, but maybe jump a little harder at the start. I feel like my legs have more to give, but my cardio can't keep up.....look at that HR.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank a bottle of water, ate a banana, and italian ice. Caught up with a friend who during the race was booking past me on the turnaround running with his dog, taking a picture of me! Maybe I should get a fast dog and just hold on for the entire 3 miles. We headed over to the wine tasting tent, and tasted a few bottles of wine. Don't know if it was the post race spit, but wasn't the greatest wine I have ever tasted.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My cardio can't keep up with my lungs for some reason.

Event comments:

This is a good race and the wine tasting and vendors are a plus. Next year they should put the dogs and runners up front with a start, then the two legged runners, then the strollers and walkers. It would make the course a little safer.

Last updated: 2009-02-25 12:00 AM
00:23:55 | 03.11 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/
Overall: 70/616
Performance: Good
Lap 1: 7:37 HR Max 172 Lap 2: 7.33 HR Max 183 Lap 3: 7:47 HR Max 184 lap 4(0.11): 7:27 HR max 187
Course: Flat and fast
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-05-18 2:25 PM

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Subject: Hair of the Dog 5k

2009-05-19 4:00 AM
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Canandaigua NY
Subject: RE: Hair of the Dog 5k

Nice race and congratulations on the AG placing!

Pacing these darn short races is tough.

2009-05-19 2:00 PM
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Liverpool, New York
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Subject: RE: Hair of the Dog 5k
Hey there speedy!

I remember way back when you were notarunner

Nice job!

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