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Vandalia, Ohio
United States
Ohio River Road Runners Club
44F / 7C
Total Time = 21m 22s
Overall Rank = 42/173
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/9
Pre-race routine:

I worked 9-5 then slowly made my way up I-75 to Vandalia. I checked in with my team (Go Speedy Feet/Up & Running!) and chatted with some folks waiting for the race to begin. I'm glad we could sit inside the rec center... it was nasty outside today!
Event warmup:

I stretched out my Achilles tendon a bit. The rest of my warmup consisted of shivering.
  • 21m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 52s  min/mile

Whew. ORRRC races are tough. My garmin had problems finding satelittes for the first mile so I wasn't sure how fast I was running until I hit the first mile marker. Nothing quite like being in a smallish local race and having 35 people in front of you even though you dropped a 6:36 mile!

The next two miles consisted of a solitary runner catching me every two minutes or so, but with the lack of training I've done since the IM last September I'll take the 21:22 (which is my 2nd best 5K time ever). I'll have to mark this race on my calendar next year...might be a good place to finally get a sub 20.
What would you do differently?:

Train more!
Post race
Warm down:

I hung around waiting to see if I podium'ed. I hit that magic 4th place again! 3rd place was 19:XX though so at least it wasn't close.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

As always... a lack of training!

Event comments:

Nothing beats a $3 race!

Last updated: 2011-05-17 12:00 AM
00:21:22 | 03.11 miles | 06m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/9
Overall: 42/173
Performance: Good
Mile 1 - 6:36 Mile 2 - 7:06 Mile 3.1 - 7:40
Course: A nice flat loop consisting of the park's paved trail and some of the neighboring residential streets
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-05-17 9:14 PM

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