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Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
Off n' Running and Triad Tri Team
42F / 6C
Sunny
Total Time = 22m
Overall Rank = 80/723
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 10/51
Pre-race routine:

Some yogurt in the morning and downed a gatorade on the way there. Nothing too much since its a 5k. Nick, my oldest boy, joined me as a spectator. We enjoyed the 1.5 mile dog jog that took place right before the 5k. Went over to see Fred at packet pickup and chatted for a bit. He clued me into the finer points of the course since he runs this quite a bit in training.
Event warmup:

Walked a couple of the hills with Nick, then left Nick near the start and ran about a 1/2 mile of the course backwards.
Run
  • 21m 52s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile
Comments:

It was a good race. A personal best for me. I kept the legs turning over fast especially up the hills.

The first two hills were in the first mile. That 6:25 that I ran for the first mile would have probably been low 6's if it was flat. I was hurting by the end of the 1st loop of the course. Tried to keep cadence around 90 and shorten the stride when I got tired.

The strangest thing that happened to me was that I got extremely winded and couldn't get breath back throughout the whole race. At the end of the race, I just couldn't breathe.
What would you do differently?:

Must go slow on that first mile. I don't have the capability to maintain that fast a pace for 3 miles.

I could feel my form abandoning me as I grew more and more tired. Need to keep focus


Post race
Warm down:

Sat down and got breath back with Nick. Found some hot chocolate and some bread/bagels. Ran into Sue and her husband post race. Talked Myrtle Beach Half for a bit before heading on to see Fred one last time.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Pacing. Need to do a better job at pacing myself.

Event comments:

Good race. Had a good time. Learned a lesson about pacing myself correctly.




Last updated: 2005-11-21 12:00 AM
Running
00:21:52 | 03.11 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/51
Overall: 80/723
Performance: Average
Mile 1: 6:25 Mile 2: 7:10 Mile 3: 7:33 final kick: 6:52
Course: 2 loop course with 2 tough hills and the rest mostly rolling to flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2005-11-24 10:10 AM

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2005-11-24 10:47 AM
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Nice Race Jeff..congrats on the PB..go eat some turkey
2005-11-24 11:20 AM
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Good run Jeffster!!! 22 flat is a GOOD time bro! Hope you have a good turkey day!
2005-11-24 11:20 AM
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Great PR!! Looks like it was a good day for all of us at the races. Felt kind of weird going to an event and just running. Nothing to worry about except your running stuff and finding the porta potty.

Have a great holiday. You worked hard and earned the right to have some food and drink.
2005-11-24 11:51 AM
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Woohoo!  GO JEFFERS!

Way to PR!  Glad you got to make it a family affair too

Now, go eat Turkey!

2005-11-24 12:59 PM
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You totally ROCK, Jeff!  And had family as witness too.  Great job!

Sharon



2005-11-24 8:38 PM
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Nice run Jeff!!  Did you run in jeans??!!
2005-11-25 6:40 AM
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You can't complain about a PR! Especially if it's on a hilly course! Congratulations Jeff.
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2005-11-25 9:34 AM
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Excellent race time Jeff!  Very impressive! 
2005-11-26 10:49 AM
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Holy cow, 7:02 per mile!? You rock! Hope you guys had a good turkey day. Our internet has been acting up and the fact that I'm still battling the flu, I feel so disconnected from BT lately! Sorry this is a few days late. Again, congrats on a new PB, speedy gonzalez!
2005-11-28 2:56 PM
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dude you know what they sat it is not the age it is the miles...it is hard to get back to that high school form....great job keep at it and you will blow past those teeny booper times..


2005-11-30 8:01 AM
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Congrats, that's awesome!

The fact that you ran 6:25 on what you said is a hilly first mile speaks volumes to what you CAN do on a flat course.

The first mile is always fast, it is just a matter of making sure you do not go out TOO hard. Keeping it in check makes all the difference in the last mile of the race. On a flat course if you just use a little mental check in that first mile I am sure that you could maintain a pace in the 6 minute range and get down below 21 for the 5k.

Great job, keep it up!!
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