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Shamrock Sportsfest - 8k - Run8k

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Shamrock Sportsfest
Total Time = 41m 24s
Overall Rank = 809/7116
Age Group = 40-44 Mens
Age Group Rank = 67/324
Pre-race routine:

Wandered around looking for others from work who were running the event. Only found a few, so no group photo.
Event warmup:

no real warm-up.
  • 41m 24s
  • 4.97 miles
  • 08m 20s  min/mile

No fluids during race. Got to starting line late and had to wait nearly 3 minutes before crossing the start line. Spent first mile dodging and passing slow runners and walkers.

Pretty cold morning. Wife and kids were freezing while trying to watch me run. They missed me on the way out as they were in hotel bathroom. Oh well. Family photo during run was blury and at a bit of a distance. Official photo TOO EXPENSIVE.
What would you do differently?:

Screw the pre-race group photo and get a place near the starting line. Group photos are better at the finish line with a beer in hand.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

started too far in the back.

Event comments:

Love this race. Plan to do either the half or maybe full next year.

Last updated: 2009-05-21 12:00 AM
00:41:24 | 04.97 miles | 08m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 67/324
Overall: 809/7116
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

2009-05-21 12:33 AM

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