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Davenport, IA
United States
39F / 4C
Total Time = 20m 59s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had coffee, honey-nut-oat cereal with yogurt, 2 whole wheat toast with plum jam, small water, multivitiamin. Had a good stretch and left one hour early.
Event warmup:

Cont'd to stretch and stay loose inside. Ran slowwwwwwly about 1/4 mile or so for warmup just before race, with a couple of 50-yard dashes to elevate heart rate, but too much wasted time at the start with anouncements.
  • 20m 59s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 46s  min/mile

On the line for the start. Out like a rabbit, then settled into a strong pace. Kept coming back to technique, technique. Arms high, head looking out and down, leaning forward into the run. Really helped. Legs were really strong - no aches or pains, but breathing labored. At max heart rate throughout. Slight right shoulder cramp 3/4 into it, but that left. Slight burning in stomach (the honey). Had OK kick left at finish.
What would you do differently?:

Probably eat a slightly smaller breakfast, or at least earlier. Everything else seemed to work great.
Post race
Warm down:

Sliced bananas, bagels and water at race end. Bagels immediately settled the stomach.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Definitely an annual. Great way to get started for the season.

Last updated: 2004-03-12 12:00 AM
00:20:59 | 03.1 miles | 06m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Flat
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2004-03-12 12:00 AM

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