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New Year's Blast Road Race - 5K - Run

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Tampa, Florida
United States
Florida Race Place Magazine
62F / 17C
Total Time = 23m 40s
Overall Rank = 45/138
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/6
Pre-race routine:

Drank a Creatine/Energy drink, took my usual pre-race energy supplements, drove out to the race site, picked up packet, and put on my race gear. Terri and I met up with Renee and Jessica, chatted for a few minutes, and then went out to the starting line.
Event warmup:

Not much warmup for this one. Kinda jumped around a little, loosened up, etc. I don't warm up much for a 5K anymore. 5K's ARE the warmup lately. LOL
  • 23m 40s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile

It was a good run. Thankfully the sun never really came out. The day turned out to be quite warm, and if the sun had come out during the race, it'd have been a lot hotter. The entire course was non-shaded. I had a good run. I didn't do as well as I could have, but even the time I was shooting for (under 22:55) would have netted me the same 3rd place slot I acheived with the 23:40 time. So I'm satisfied. I ran the best race I could and I gave 100% of effort.
What would you do differently?:

I wouldn't have gone out so fast. My first mile was 6:38 followed by two 8:00 miles. Had I gone out at 7:20 or so, I'd have done better.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little, drank LOTS of water and gatorade. Had a coke to replenish my sugar. Relaxed a little bit with Renee and Jessica and then they left for a bike ride, so Terri and I waited for the results and wow! We both placed third. I was super impressed by my best friend Terri for still running fast enough to place third, even though she's been thru a breast cancer surgery and five chemo treatments. You go girl!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My pace in the first mile.

Event comments:

Lots of prizes after the race (I won a water bottle, Terri won a heart rate monitor) and the results were posted very quickly. Wish they'd chip these races though.

Last updated: 2006-01-02 12:00 AM
00:23:40 | 03.11 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 45/138
Performance: Good
Course: This was a loop course on the USF campus of Pizzo Elementary School, which is run by the students and faculty of USF. The course looped thru the parking lots and around the SunDome. There was one steep decline followed by a quarter mile gradual incline right before the finish that was very challenging while running at an all-out 5K race pace.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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

2006-01-02 3:35 PM

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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2006-01-02 3:40 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Subject: RE: New Year's Blast Road Race - 5K
WOW uber fast race there   Nice meting you the other day!!!  Terry should do the Danskin tri....
2006-01-02 4:44 PM
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Woohoo Jeff and Terri!!  I had a great time with you both this weekend. See you NEXT weekend!!
2006-01-03 10:35 AM
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YAY!! You placed!!! Great way to start your 2006 race calendar!!! Woohoooo!!!!

And if Terri were a BTer we could give her props too! (hint, hint)

Edited by Renee 2006-01-03 10:36 AM
2006-01-03 5:03 PM
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I saw your name in the paper today! wow!!
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