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Susan G Komen Race for the Cure - Run5k

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Austin, Texas
United States
Susan G Komen Foundation
Total Time = 18m 37s
Overall Rank = 15/1739
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 3/103
Pre-race routine:

Toast with PB and some banana. Arrived 25 minutes early. Stayed in my truck to keep warm until 12 minutes to race start.
Event warmup:

Slow jog from the parking garage to the start line. Waded through bunches of people to get to the front of the herd.
  • 18m 37s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 01s  min/mile

Nothing too notable. The start was a mad dash with the front runners taking off at 4:30 pace. I hung for the first 150m or so and then settled down into a pace I could tolerate. That ended up being about 5:30-5:40. I knew I would slow down a little as I went but figured what the heck, it's only a 5k. I'll hang on for as long as I can stand.

I ended up running a 5:58 pace overall as indicated by the RunFar timing results. I'm VERY happy with that!
What would you do differently?:

Maybe keep up with some kind of workout routine after finishing a HIM 2 weeks prior. Besides the Livestrong ride last weekend, I pretty much sat on my butt for 2 weeks.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked the 3/4 mile or so from the finish to the water/food. Chatted for a bit with a co-worker, then headed for my truck and went home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of focused (or any) training.

Last updated: 2010-07-27 12:00 AM
00:18:37 | 03.1 miles | 06m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/103
Overall: 15/1739
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-11-07 10:03 AM

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