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Cary, North Carolina
United States
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC
75F / 24C
Total Time = 20m 8s
Overall Rank = 5/101
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 1/10
Pre-race routine:

REALLY HEAVY LEGS today. Yesterday's bike may not have been the best idea race-wise, but I sure had fun doing it. Up early, too early. Whole wheat tortilla w/2 egg whites and jack cheese for breakfast about 5:15, cup of coffee. Picked Darren up at 6:30, at Bond Park by 6:50, at race site by 7am. With a lot of time to kick around before the race.
Event warmup:

Hung out with Matt for a bit, walked part of the course with Darren, then I went for a mile run at about 7:45 or so. Tried to get the legs to wake up, but they were pretty much dead.
  • 20m 8s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 28s  min/mile

Not one of my better 5ks. I really don't like 5ks, but this one was organized by a friend. He really did a nice job, lots of effort went into it, and it was well-attended by competitive and recreational runners, always a win.
What would you do differently?:

Have a little more restful week!
Post race
Warm down:

Not much of one. Cheered runners in until my friend Darren finished, then we went for oranges and coffee!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No speedwork in a few months...

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Last updated: 2010-09-23 12:00 AM
00:20:08 | 03.11 miles | 06m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 5/101
Performance: Average
6:06 mile 1, taking it pretty easy. I actually was in the lead at 1 mile. 6:32 mile 2, starting to suck wind. Settled in to 4th. Let a guy past, sitting in 5th. 7:32 last 1.1, just holding on. Reeled the guy back in, then pointed a 13-year-old runner past with about 400m to go. I was done.
Course: Along the cartpaths of the back 9 at Prestonwood. Rolling terrain, some bridges to cross, turns, just never a straight line. Some wind to wor with too.
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] 4

2010-09-25 10:41 AM

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Apex, NC
Subject: Bluepoints 5k

2010-09-25 12:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Bluepoints 5k
AG win and 5th overall...not a bad day's effort Bill!
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