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Town of Ramapo 5k Turkey Trot - Run

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Pomona, New York
United States
Town Of Ramapo Recreation Dept
50F / 10C
Total Time = 21m 1s
Overall Rank = 23/123
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Bagel, cup of Joe
Event warmup:

1/2 mile jog. lots of stretching as I was early
  • 21m 1s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile

Never ran a race w/ the intention of going as fast as could before this. Since my 1/2 mary training is peaking I figured I'd go for it. Started off at a pretty good pace but felt comfortable. Settled in. at the 2 mile marker I started to tire. Decided I'd try to not let the gap btween me and a woman ahead widen. It was tough. W/ about 1/2 mile to go I was able to pick up the pace and ended w/ a sprint. I was winded. No clock or official time posted so i asked a guy who finished behind me and he said he was 21:30. I was shocked! my goal was 24 minutes.This way exceeded my expections. I'm usually a 9 minute miler. Guess I ralized I don't push myself. 21:01 is official! cant believe it! Now I really think I can get faster at longer distances. Thank you chi running!
What would you do differently?:

Not a thing!
Post race
Warm down:

Jumped in the car and headed off to the kid's soccer games!

Last updated: 2005-11-14 12:00 AM
00:21:01 | 03.1 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/123
Performance: Good
Course: out and back. mostly flat. hill at atart and finish
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2005-11-14 2:12 PM

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Subject: Town of Ramapo 5k Turkey Trot

2005-11-15 9:22 AM
in reply to: #284410

Subject: RE: Town of Ramapo 5k Turkey Trot
Hey that's a smokin' fast pace Mark! Holy cow, guess sometimes you don't know you got it in you until you just let it loose. Good race!

2005-11-15 6:01 PM
in reply to: #284410

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Subject: RE: Town of Ramapo 5k Turkey Trot

Nice you exceeded your expectations and you even held it back until the end.

Great that you can race and make it to kids soccer game!

Enjoy your training for the 1/2...looking forward to reading that RR!

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