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Temple, Texas
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 31m 19s
Overall Rank = 100/182
Age Group = F 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/8
Pre-race routine:

Got up early and had my bowl of oatmeal and coffee.
Event warmup:

None except using the porta-potty, it was so humid, I did't want to burn up energy on my warm-up.
  • 31m 19s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 04s  min/mile

Started off at a comfortable pace, didn't look at my Garmin for a good while, 9:44 pace. Mile 2 had a nice downhill, pace got to 9:40, but then slowed down after mile 2, hit a long incline that ended up in a steep short hill right before the finish. Thankfully the cow pen didn't stink like it did last year... or the wind was blessfully keeping it away from the run route! This was the first race I've done where I really felt like I was going to puke at the end... the slow walk to the porta-potty seemed to keep it in check though!
What would you do differently?:

Pee one more time before the start... I chalked it up to being nervous, but it turned out I really DID have to pee! Should have pushed the last mile just a little faster, I could have taken 2nd place. Overall I was happy with this run considering the heat and humidity. My Garmin results showed a 9:59 pace...
Post race
Warm down:

Got some cold water and some oranges, then some animal crackers and sat down in the shade to wait for the awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My sucky running!! Gotta keep working on my volume and I'm thinking it's time to add in some speedwork once a week.

Event comments:

I really like the local 5K's... just wish I could break the 3rd place barrier!!

Last updated: 2010-06-26 12:00 AM
00:31:19 | 03.11 miles | 10m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 100/182
Performance: Good
Course: One loop, starting uphill and ending uphill. MOst of it in full sun.
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-07-17 1:50 PM

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