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Beavercreek, Ohio
United States
Ohio River Road Runners Club
55F / 13C
Total Time = 42m 52s
Overall Rank = 26/146
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Event warmup:

jog for 10 minutes
  • 42m 52s
  • 5.35 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

Plan was to go easy for the first two and finish well. My chest cold is still bugging me and I didnt want to start wheezing like I did the day previous. The plan was going well until I totally bent my ankle in half. I spent 10 seconds swearing and hopping on one foot. Since I didnt know the course I didnt know where to hobble to. I just started running again. This course is very vicious with some long steep stair ascents.The last .75 miles is very challenging. I was initially disappointed in my time as I had aimed for a 7:30-8:00 pace but I found out the course is actually 5.35 miles according to the race director which put me at 8:00 pace. Considering the terrain and the ankle it was a good effort.
What would you do differently?:

Not sprain my ankle. I prefer to run trails when I train. I think when I race trails I can sometimes lose focus on the trails and then get hurt.
Post race
Warm down:

talk with some fellow runners, jog back to the car and then a beer

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My race plan was good, trying to snap my foot off was bad

Event comments:

Very tough - I like races like this though - the winner went under 6:00 min/miles - that is awesomme

Last updated: 2011-11-06 12:00 AM
00:42:52 | 05.35 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 26/146
Performance: Good
Course: a rugged trail run with several long steep staircases. Called the Narrows 5 miler but the course is actually 5.25 miles according to the race director
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-11-07 8:53 AM

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Alpharetta (until we find a home)
Subject: Narrows 5 Miler

2011-11-08 4:35 PM
in reply to: #3849210

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Extreme Veteran
Subject: RE: Narrows 5 Miler
Nice job on the podium. I warned you that course was brutal...just sayin'
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