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Sound Runner Madison Turkey Trot - Run5 Mile

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Madison, Connecticut
United States
Madison Jaycees
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 151/2000
Age Group = m30-34
Age Group Rank = 14/85
Pre-race routine:

Drink coffee and a bunch of water after having a few beers with my brother in law the night before.
Event warmup:

Jog around for 2 minutes and stretch with my wife.
  • 34m 41s
  • 5 miles
  • 06m 56s  min/mile

I felt like garbage the few days leading up to the race so wasn't too optimistic. I started off with my wife and ended up losing her by accident because I got annoyed and ran through the grass for about a half mile to pass a bunch of people who think it's normal to run a 10min pace and start in the front.

I immediately felt my shin muscles start to cramp which is what happens when I don't warm up properly and go out too hard. I just pushed through it and saw a ton of people I knew on the course since it is my hometown I grew up in. I probably could have dropped the hammer more on the last mile but I waited too long for the push. I did pass a bunch of people towards the end though who seemed to be coming back to me. All the miles were within a 10 second or so pace from one another...would have to check my logs from last week.

Good race for me. I've come a long way this year from not really running at all to get to this point.
What would you do differently?:

stretch and warmup better.
Post race
Warm down:

saw some friends and talked. stretched for about 12 seconds.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Too much upper body weight. More training.

Last updated: 2009-10-01 12:00 AM
00:34:41 | 05 miles | 06m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/85
Overall: 151/2000
Performance: Good
Course: Garmin had it at 5.09 miles.
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Plenty of drinks?
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2009-12-02 4:08 PM

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