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Freezeroo #3 Don Curran Memorial - Run5k

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Rochester, New York
United States
35F / 2C
Total Time = 23m 8s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 8. Last night was a Cafe Veritas show and I didn't get to sleep until about 3am so I was pretty beat.

Ken and Dud picked me up at 9 (thanks for driving Ken).
Event warmup:

Short jog including a couple pickups.
  • 23m 8s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 28s  min/mile

Mile 1 guy called out 7:20. I figured with the crowding at the start, I was actually running around a 7:12 which I knew was too fast given my weight and current running fitness. Kept up the pace anyway. Started to pay for it about a half mile later with a side stitch. I backed off the pace then and it didn't get any worse. Legs felt heavy. Just kept it in the uncomfortable but not really painful zone until the end. The last .2 mile is uphill and that hurt.

I've hardly raced in the last year or so, so this was a good mental training day. Haven't maintained that level of discomfort in a while.

Still it was beautiful day: Mid 30's with sun. To put that in perspective, it hasn't be above freezing here in weeks. Most of the time it's been under 20ยบ and snowing. Also I was told last night that when there were some breaks in the clouds this past Friday it was the first time we'd seen the sun in this area for 39 days which sounds about right. So mid 30's and sunny is really nice weather.
What would you do differently?:

This race just confirmed what I already knew: I need to lose weight, run more, do core work.
Post race
Warm down:

Watched Ken and Dud come in. Ken looked great especially considering his Goofy Challenge two weeks ago.

Went inside, got a couple pieces of pizza, coffee and a banana.

Last updated: 2009-12-30 12:00 AM
00:23:08 | 03.1 miles | 07m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-01-16 10:55 AM

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Fairport, NY
Subject: Freezeroo #3 Don Curran Memorial

2010-01-16 12:44 PM
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Canandaigua NY
Subject: RE: Freezeroo #3 Don Curran Memorial

Nice race Mike!

It was a good time, good to see you as always!!!

2010-01-16 2:12 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Freezeroo #3 Don Curran Memorial

Darn, averaging 7-7:20/mile on minimal training?  So not fair...

2010-01-17 7:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Freezeroo #3 Don Curran Memorial
You can run faster then that. 
2010-01-18 11:11 AM
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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: Freezeroo #3 Don Curran Memorial

Holy fast running Mike congrats!!

2010-01-29 9:25 AM
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Iron Donkey
, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Freezeroo #3 Don Curran Memorial

You mean you actually DO race??

Nice job, ol' man! (and I should be the one to talk)

Edited by 1stTimeTri 2010-01-29 9:26 AM

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