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Ghosts N Goblin - Run5k

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Dayton, Ohio
United States
Ohio River Road Runners Club
50F / 10C
Total Time = 21m 5s
Overall Rank = 130/2138
Age Group = Male 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/78
Pre-race routine:

I parked illegally downtown so I could quickly pick up my packet and change into my costume so I could make the costume judging contest. After placing second I ran back to my car, hopped in and found a legal parking lot without a fear of towing. I made it back to the finish line 3 minutes before the race started.
Event warmup:

running back and forth from my car.
  • 21m 5s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile

I had never run a stand alone 5k. I took off very fast and hit the first mile at 6:04 which was mucho faster than my desired pace of 6:30. I did the next mile in 6:45 and screwed the pooch for the last 1.1 miles. Bad pacing but it was still fun. My overall time was actually slower than my fastest sprint tri 5k times so I think my training and race plan are to blame for not beating that time in a stand alone.
What would you do differently?:

I had only run a couple times since my HIM a month ago and none of them were any high intensity. Might have run a few more times but I was doing this for fun so I am cool with the results.
Post race
Warm down:

ate a banana

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my really short richard simmons shorts?

Event comments:

The swag, shirt and food were better for this local 20$ race than the Columbus 100$ marathon. Great job ORRRC!

Last updated: 2009-10-28 12:00 AM
00:21:05 | 03.11 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/78
Overall: 130/2138
Performance: Good
Course: A big loop downtown running over the river bridges. Kinda dark and splashy
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5]
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?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-10-28 4:02 PM

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