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Surprise, Arizona
United States
Arizona Road Racers
50F / 10C
Total Time = 26m 45s
Overall Rank = 37/137
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/3
Pre-race routine:

Packet-pickup and staying warm in the auto.
Event warmup:

Little jog down the block to knock the chill off.
  • 26m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 36s  min/mile

Do not run many 5k's as I am not much of a sprinter. But nice little confidence boost for this weekends marathon in Sedona, AZ.
What would you do differently?:

Hope to be more in the 7:30 pace range by end of summer on 5K's. Plan on at leat 5or 6 more this year.
Post race
Warm down:

2.0 mile back along the course to find my son and join him for his finish. He is 10 and this is our year to have more family fun running! :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Time. big change going from Ironman training for distance and then trying to shorten your race to such a small fraction of time. need to learn how not to hold back.

Event comments:

Arizona Road Racers put on a world class race! I am amazed at how much more swag, food, and fun they manage to provide than the Ironman community can. And the races are a fraction of the fees Ford Ironmman charges. Are they just better organized, or is it the whole "not for profit" but to promote wellness by running vibe?

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Last updated: 2010-01-05 12:00 AM
00:26:45 | 03.11 miles | 08m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 37/137
Performance: Good
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 08m 25s 1.00 miles 08m 25s /mile 170 177 2 09m 00s 1.00 miles 09m 00s /mile 176 183 3 08m 35s 1.00 miles 08m 35s /mile 179 186 4 00m 46s 0.11 miles 06m 48s /mile 186 188
Course: Out and back on Sun Valley parkway. Slight incline heading out and small decline on return. Only hill was the raised bridge over the canal .1 miles from the start/finish.
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-02-01 9:04 AM

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Peoria, AZ (Near Lake Pleasant)
Subject: ARR Desert Classic 5K

2010-02-01 9:55 AM
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Surprise, Arizona
Subject: RE: ARR Desert Classic 5K

Excellent race, Jerry - great job!!!!

2010-02-02 12:19 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Subject: RE: ARR Desert Classic 5K
Congrats to you AND your son, Jer.
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