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Head for the Cure - Run5k

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Overland Park, Kansas
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 20m 41s
Overall Rank = 42/1700
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/104
Pre-race routine:

Gatorade prime about 20 minutes prior to race.
Event warmup:

Jogged about a quarter mile. Perhaps I should have jogged a bit more to warm up.
  • 20m 41s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 39s  min/mile

As soon as I started I knew my legs were not feeling it. But, I pushed through hoping they would loosen up. Okay first mile, but at the 1.5 mile mark my legs felt like lead. Since my marathon is about a month away, and a bit more important to me, I pulled up for the last mile and a half. Save the legs to run another day. Sometimes you have it, sometimes you dont.
What would you do differently?:

Warm up a little more. Perhaps hydrate days before race a little better. I know I am not going to take any water in on the course, but I was pretty cotton mouthed after the first mile. I should expect the warmth, sfterall it is still August.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited for the rest of the people I was with at the finish line to cheer them in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just one of those days.

Event comments:

As always a great race, for a great cause. I will be back next year.

Last updated: 2011-08-14 12:00 AM
00:20:41 | 03.11 miles | 06m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/104
Overall: 0/1700
Performance: Below average
Mile 1-6:23 Mile 2-6:58 Mile 3-6:48 Mile .1-:06
Course: Around Corp woods
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-08-28 7:43 PM

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