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2010 Golden Sneaker 5K - Run5k

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Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Juvenile Diabetes Reasearch Foundation
73F / 23C
Total Time = 22m 19s
Overall Rank = 8/
Age Group = M 50-59
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Got up about 6, got dressed and tried to stay relaxed until Ben and Scott picked me up.

Drove about 15 or so miles to the event site, and headed to the registration area. So nothing special.
Event warmup:

Walk 1/4 mile or so from car to registration tent. Walk back to car to stash goodie bag, Slow jog from car to starting line
  • 22m 19s
  • 2.89 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile


I was really pleased with this run. Went out perhaps a touch fast. Could have probably gone out at about 7:30 and kept all sectors under 8 minute pace.

What would you do differently?:

Wear hat differently. Had a fairly stiff headwind in mile 2 that slowed us down a bit. Wind blew hat off, so I lost a little time going back and picking it up. Probably cost me 10-15 seconds. UGH.

Manage pace a little better. Probably could have finished stronger had I kept pace around 7:45 steadily rather than going WAY fast, and then draining the tank a bit in mile 2.

Mile two, stiff headwind definately affected pace a bunch. Because I was pushing as hard as I was in Mile 1 and 2 in an attempt to hold pace, I didn't have as much gas to finish strong in mile 3.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked it off for 10 minutes or so, then decided to do a VERY slow run down of about a mile and a half while waiting to get our HARDWARE!

Ran about 1.3 miles.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wind in Mile 2, Loss of hat, a little tightness in the quads

Event comments:

Biggest complaint about this race was that the course was only 2.89 miles vs. 3.11 miles as it should have been. Understand the reasons why it came up short, but still a little frustrating. Hopefully, they can adjust appropriately next year and get the distance right.

Race was a lot of fun, and it supports an excellent cause

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Last updated: 2010-10-23 12:00 AM
00:22:19 | 02.89 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 8/
Performance: Good
Mile 1 - 7:22 HR: 165 Best Pace: 6:18 KCAL: 145 Mile 2 - 7:52 HR: 180 Best Pace: 7:04 KCAL: 147 Mile 3 - 8:06 HR: 179 Best Pace: 7:13 KCAL: 129
Course: Basically flat. One small hill coming out of the start, but otherwise fast and flat. Course was short due to conflict with another event running and intersecting the course. Race Management elected to shorten the course slightly to avoid contention with the other event. Was probably smart, but there were some fairly easy things that they could have done to add the last .2 miles to the course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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] 4

2010-10-23 11:47 AM

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Peoria, Arizona
Subject: 2010 Golden Sneaker 5K

2010-10-23 3:19 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: 2010 Golden Sneaker 5K
SWEET!!!  #1 in AG is FANTASTIC!  So happy for youLaughing
2010-10-23 3:20 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: 2010 Golden Sneaker 5K
Laughing  double post thing got me cause I was so happy for you Wink

Edited by QueenZipp 2010-10-23 3:21 PM
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