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Horicon National Wildlife Refuge 5k - Run5k

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Waupun, Wisconsin
United States
Fond du Lac Running Club
34F / 1C
Total Time = 21m 46s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 20-29
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Ate a banana and a bagel and drove to the event.
Event warmup:

It was pretty cold and windy so my warm-up consisted of a short jog to the start line. Shouldve warmed up a bit more, but it was cold and I really just wanted to get started!
  • 21m 46s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m  min/mile

Good run, but according to my Garmin the course was about .15 mile long. My official time was 21:46 (7:00/mi) but my Garmin paced me at a 6:43/mi pace overall. The 'offical' time is still a new PB for me and an happy with the results.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing besides train more! Would love to see a sub-20 minute 5k someday.
Post race
Warm down:

Started to snow at the end, so I did some minor stretching, grabbed some food, and sat in the car until the award ceremony.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The cold air was tough on the lungs. This was my first time running in such cold temps and more experience doing this might help.

Event comments:

Well organized. Times aren't made available until weeks later on the website, which is kind of a let down. Again, the course seemed a bit long but nothing too big.

Last updated: 2009-10-10 12:00 AM
00:21:46 | 03.11 miles | 06m  min/mile
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
mile 1 - 6:36 (3:16/3:20) mile 2 - 6:45 (3:21/3:24) mile 3 - 6:46 (3:25/3:21) remaining (.27) - 1:49 (6:44/mi pace)
Course: Paved surface running through the wildlife refuge. Some small hills throughout.
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] 3

2009-10-10 1:43 PM

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