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St. Paddy's Day 5K Run/Walk & Leprechaun Leap - Run5k

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Chicago Mayor's Office of Special Events
40F / 4C
Total Time = 21m 12s
Overall Rank = 32/1095
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/74
Pre-race routine:

Race didn't start until 10am so I had plenty of time to sleep in, get my breakfast and take care o'business.
Event warmup:

Easy 5 minute trot over to the starting line from parking.
  • 21m 21s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 52s  min/mile

I gave up 18 seconds per mile as compared to last year. And I lost 2 places in my age group. I haven't done any training outside of maintenece runs so far this year so this is expected. The course was very familiar so i knew that I could hang on but it was definitely a struggle. I felt like I had a real dip in energy and power at just before the 2 mile mark. I just tried to hang onto the pace and hear the footsteps at the finish sprint. I cranked it up to sub-6 for the last .10
What would you do differently?:

Not too much I could do. If I was feeling ball-sy today I could have tailed one of the last people to pass me and hang on for a better finish time but I knew I had not put enough in the bank this year to come out of that with a positive expreience.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training runs and training pace.

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Last updated: 2011-01-02 12:00 AM
00:21:21 | 03.11 miles | 06m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/74
Overall: 32/1095
Performance: Below average
Mile 1:7:28 Mile 2:6:54 Mile 3:6:32 .10 Mile: 5:26
Course: Winding on crushed limestone path on Cannon Drive and Lakeshore.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-03-20 4:37 PM

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Subject: St. Paddy's Day 5K Run/Walk & Leprechaun Leap

Edited by eddievolly 2011-03-20 4:40 PM
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