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29th Annual Paddy Kelly 5 Mile Road Race - Run5 Mile

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Brockton, Massachusetts
United States
30F / -1C
Total Time = 48m 45s
Overall Rank = 218/273
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Bagel, cream cheese and hard-boiled egg about 2.5 hours before racetime.
Event warmup:

Got to race about an hour before start-time, got bag and number. Relaxed at the pub which served as race headquarters. About 25 minutes before race, headed to start line - about 10-15 minute walk.
  • 48m 45s
  • 5 miles
  • 09m 45s  min/mile

Did this as simply a training pace run for my marathon in April. Probably was a little faster than my marathon pace will be, but just a 5-mile run.
What would you do differently?:

Ran fine with Kerrin. Would've run faster if she did not want me to run with her, but heck, she will eventually pass me and I will be asking her to stay back and run with me someday!
Post race
Warm down:

Half-mile walk back to the pub that was also to serve food/drink after race. Stopped at a tent and had a 5-10 minute chiro session. That felt good to loosen up a bit.

Event comments:

Nice to have pasta, chili and drinks (water, soda, beer) after a race.

Last updated: 2010-02-03 12:00 AM
00:48:45 | 05 miles | 09m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/273
Performance: Average
First mile at about 8:30, the rest 10 minutes or so. Kerrin (15 yr old daughter) wanted me to run with her. So, I stayed with her the whole race. She has run faster (43+ minutes for 5 miles), but that was last fall when she was in training for cross country.
Course: A few hills up/down, but nothing major. Kind of scenic run around the water at Brockton's Park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-02-14 4:13 PM

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Bridgewater MA
Subject: 29th Annual Paddy Kelly 5 Mile Road Race

2011-01-21 10:49 AM
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South Shore, MA.
Subject: RE: 29th Annual Paddy Kelly 5 Mile Road Race
Are you in for the 30th annual....looks like I'm doing the same races
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