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Sunshine Run - Run5k

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Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
United States
Run the Day
56F / 13C
Total Time = 19m 13s
Overall Rank = 7/115
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/7
Pre-race routine:

Stay up late the night before, sleep poorly, wake up early...

Yeah, pretty much no pre-race routine here.
Event warmup:

Went for a jog to try to loosen up a little bit. Did a couple half-hearted strides. Hoped that my Dad wouldn't make it so that I wouldn't have to go through with the run and could just sit with the girls while my wife & mom ran the race together.

Dad shows up with about a minute or two to spare. Time to run...
  • 19m 13s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 11s  min/mile

Didn't wear a watch for this one, but got lucky with a couple guys running a good pace for me. Stayed right behind "Mr. Black" off the start, while "Mr. Orange" took off with the group Glen Mills high school runners (who placed 1-5 for the race).

Thought about passing Mr. Black right away as I felt I was holding back at that pace, but decided it was better to feel that way at the start. Settled in behind him and stayed there until about 1.5mi. Passed him on a turn and never looked back.

Started to close the gap on Mr. Orange and pulled even at about the 2mi mark. Pulled ahead and tried to open a gap, but it never got very big and he passed me back with about 0.5mi to go and I wasn't able to stick with him. He finished about 0:10 ahead of me and Mr. Black was a simlar distance behind me.
What would you do differently?:

Would be nice to think I could have pushed harder when he tried to pass me, but not sure that gear was there today.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk back to by Dad & the girls to cheer in Mom & wife.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training, lack of sleep, standing all day prior? What didn't? :-)

That said, this was a PR by almost 0:20. Certainly no disappointment on my end.

Event comments:

Great little 5k race. Nice organization, better post-race than most "big" races and for a great cause as well.

Last updated: 2010-03-22 12:00 AM
00:19:13 | 03.11 miles | 06m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/7
Overall: 7/115
Performance: Good
Course: Out-and-back course through local neighborhood. Some short, moderate hills, but nothing too bad.
Keeping cool Average 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

2010-03-22 8:21 AM

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Subject: Sunshine Run

2010-03-22 2:17 PM
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Subject: RE: Sunshine Run
PBs are nice even when not the best pre race situation.

Cool your mom and wife did it too!
2010-03-22 5:57 PM
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