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Valentine's Day 5K - Run

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DePere, Wisconsin
United States
Midwest Sports Events
26F / -3C
Total Time = 31m 37s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Wake up, eat some oatmeal, drive to race (1+ hours), drink some sport drink right before race.
Event warmup:

Does walking around the start area shivering count as a warmup
  • 31m 37s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 10s  min/mile

Since this was my very first race I didn't know what to expect. My "plan" was to go easy the first mile then pick it up for the second and then go all out the last. My realistic goal was to do better than 12 min miles so am happy with the result.
Had to walk the first bit till the crowd thinned out and I had running room. The first mile was tough with the typical thoughts ("what the **** am I doing here", "**** this hurts", etc.). By the second mile things smoothed out and things got easier.
What would you do differently?:

A better warmup would probably make the first mile easier. I need to adopt a warmup routine that will warm me up without sapping to much of my limited endurance capability.

Start nearer the front of the pack
Post race
Warm down:

Bananas and hot chocolate, walk in circles.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

25 years of sloth.

Last updated: 2006-02-11 12:00 AM
00:31:37 | 03.11 miles | 10m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Mile 1: 11:04 avg hr 143 mile 2: 10:12 avg hr 156 mile 3: 9:22 avg hr 163 mile 3.1 1:02 avg hr 173
Course: Slight up hill the firsst mile sewcond mile was through residential and slush covered but flat Third mile was the reverse of the first mile and therefore slightly downhill
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-02-11 9:43 PM

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Falls Church, VA
Subject: Valentine's Day 5K

2006-02-13 4:56 PM
in reply to: #343866

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Extreme Veteran
northeast Ohio
Subject: RE: Valentine's Day 5K

Don't you folks up in WI know that Valentine's Day is not until the 14th?  just kidding.  LOL!!!!!

Really, congratulations on your first race!!!!!!!!!  Awesome job!!!!!!


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