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Race of Grace - Run5k

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raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Grace for All
73F / 23C
Total Time = 19m 23s
Overall Rank = 4/219
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/16
Pre-race routine:

The family and I went to pick up Karen (another AUMC runner) and we all rode downtown. Got there, got bibs, then I went for an easy 5/8-mile or so jog around downtown. Gu ~15 minutes before race start. Everything felt good, but I was getting a little winded on the easy jog, so I knew this was going to be a tough day.
Event warmup:

Easy jog around downtown, then a couple of quick pickups near race start. Felt good, but just not fast today.
  • 19m 23s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 15s  min/mile

Moved along smartly out of the gate, got clear of the youth runners pretty early, settled in to 4th place overall. One runner came up and motored by about 1/2 mile in, then there were no more passes. Just before mile 2, I reeled in 4th place who went out too strong, and put him away for good.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Just felt off on speed today. Good thing is nothing hurts. Bad thing is nothing hurts; it's a 5k, it's supposed to hurt!
Post race
Warm down:

Ran the course backwards to intercept Lainey pushing the jogger with the kids. I took them and let her finish the race with her friend Karen. The kids crossed the line under their own power, Web even had a great finish line kick!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Chase run earlier in the week might not have been a great idea. Hard run Friday might not've either. Not sure, just felt slow.

Event comments:

Charity race that was on a beautiful course in scenic downtown Raleigh. Had a lot of fun with this one, and had fun at the end giving Web a road-racing lesson on how to run tangents. He said "Like on Nascar, right Dad?" Atta boy.

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Last updated: 2011-04-15 12:00 AM
00:19:23 | 03.1 miles | 06m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/16
Overall: 4/219
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling, some hilly. Technical turns.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-05-01 8:17 PM

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Apex, NC
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2011-05-01 9:17 PM
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fgump - 2011-05-01 9:17 PM

Not bad for not having speed today! Nice work Bill!

2011-05-01 9:22 PM
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Apex, NC
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Best part of this race is the charities it supports.  Well, that and the trophies are cakes!  Check out FB


2011-05-02 8:31 AM
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Wilmington, NC
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Nice run Bill, solid run and good looking trophy on FB.

2011-05-03 12:05 PM
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Looks speedy to me! Great race, Bill! I'll have to check FB at home.
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