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EAB's 3rd Annual Run for the Health of It - Run5k

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Birmingham, Alabama
United States
Equal Access Birmingham
62F / 17C
Total Time = 19m 42s
Overall Rank = 5/
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate lunch.
Drove there.

Event warmup:

Jogged about 200 yards
  • 19m 42s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 20s  min/mile

I was in the front group of 5 for the first two miles. After the rather quick first mile everyone naturally slowed down once we really got into some more hilly terrain. I had dropped back about 25 yards right before the 3rd mile marker and was feeling good. Knew that I could push it for the last bit and catch right back up. Then we turned the corner and started a big hill and the old dude in the lead really accelerated up the hill. I couldn't catch back on. He ended up winning with a time of 18:40
What would you do differently?:

Train more on hills
Post race
Warm down:

Paced up and down
Drank a water then a powerade

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I really wasn't prepared for so much undulation in the course. It was tough for me to keep switching from uphill to downhill and back.

Event comments:

For a fundraising event with an exceptionally limited budget this race is quite good. The volunteers are dedicated and everything was organized very well.
I understand their need to keep costs down by not getting timing chips, but hopefully for next year they'll have the timing chip capability donated.
Great race. Great cause.

Last updated: 2011-10-30 12:00 AM
00:19:42 | 03.11 miles | 06m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 5/
Performance: Good
5:18 for the first mile Got crushed on the hilly second half though - specifically the final hill.
Course: All hills. Lots of turns.
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 Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-10-30 3:54 PM

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