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Palm Springs 5K - Run

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palm springs, California
United States
52F / 11C
Total Time = 1h 00m 2s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I found out about this 2/11/11, when picking up my stuff for Tour de Palm Springs. Somebody told me that I get literally a little brick for completing Tour de Palm Springs and Palm Springs 5k or half mary. Instantly, I wanted that little brick. (Side note here: Only my triathlete buddies really know that this is not a real brick. It's not back to back. The bike was 2/12 and the run 2/13.) I thought, hey, they give me a whole 12 hrs in between, too easy. Well, I was wrong.

not enough potties. waited in the cold to use the stinky porta potty.

Event warmup:

light warm up run, walked before race started, trying to keep warm.
  • 1h 00m 2s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 19m 22s  min/mile

This would have been a great run, if I hadn't done a half century the day before. I thought it was a good idea at the time but after mile 1, I quickly found out that I was not trained for this.

What would you do differently?:

Either train to do both or do 'em with enough recovery to perform better.
Post race
Warm down:

Got my little brick, yay!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

half century the day before.

Event comments:

I only got a taste of what some of you do to train for a half IM. I can't imagine doing a 70.3 at this time.

Last updated: 2011-02-13 12:00 AM
01:00:02 | 03.1 miles | 19m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
HR monitor broken from Tour de Palm Springs the day before this race.
Course: Mostly flat, fast, minor incline in the road. Race officials did a good job keeping the runners away from cars and other people.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-02-13 11:45 PM

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