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Trout Creek 5K Trail Run - Run


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Tampa, Florida
United States
tamparaces.com
65F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 23m 58s
Overall Rank = 17/140
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/12
Pre-race routine:

Well I tried to ride my bike to the event, but I couldn't find my way, the directions were all messed up. So I rode home, got in the truck and drove to the race.

I had an Instant Breakfast and took the usual pre-race supplements before taking off on the bike.
Event warmup:

None.
Run
  • 23m 58s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile
Comments:

The start was at the bottom of a hill...about 30 feet high and a good 60 degree angle...very steep, wet grass. First mile on a dirt road, then across grass, on a trail and across a paved road...then on to some really rough terrain...lots of roots and rocks. Had to watch my feet BIGTIME here. Very winding trail in this area, constantly changing direction and jumping over stuff. Managed not to trip. Then out on to some grassland...about a mile of that. Then about .75 miles from the finish there's this 20 foot hill...OF SAND!! The trail snaked up it but was about the width of two of a person's feet. So you basically had to climb with your hands and feet at the same time...then run about 20 feet, and go down the other side....AHEM...SLIDE down the other side. Then after that it was a clean run to the finish with the last quarter mile on sand and dirt. FUN TRAIL!!
Race was delayed by 5 minutes.


What would you do differently?:

Maybe stretched out my pecs a bit so my lungs weren't so restricted. Didn't realize I was so tight until the race began though.
Post race
Warm down:

Had some Gatorade and water at the finish line. Then took a walk to go see the other runners come in and watch the fast 15Kers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My lungs.

Event comments:

I am definitely liking this whole trail run thing. It's so much easier on the feet (pounding-wise) than road racing. The risk is in tripping and falling, or twisting your ankle. I didn't see anyone do this today. I had a good run, albeit a little slower than I would have liked...but I was told to add about two minutes to an average 5K road race for a trail run. So all in all I'm happy with the time. My legs felt great the whole time, it was the tightness in my chest that slowed me down that first mile. Definitely satisfied and will be doing more of these. Adventure racing sounds like fun. Gotta learn to kayak (hint hint Jessica).

Awards were given out for only the overall finishers...so top three in the race for male and female. I came in 17th, out of 140+ people. I say not bad.




Last updated: 2006-03-01 12:00 AM
Running
00:23:58 | 03.11 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 17/140
Performance: Good
First mile was slow, but I picked it up after that. My chest was tight, so my breathing suffered a bit in the first mile, which is why I went slow.
Course: 5K trail run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %n/a
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-03-11 9:50 AM

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Master
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Subject: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run
Woohoo, I'm a trail runner now!!

Edited by F150TPA 2006-03-11 9:55 AM


2006-03-11 10:00 AM
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Wife, Mother, Friend.
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hey speedy 

I can't believe you posted this already.  I"m headed out the door for the rest of the day. 

 

2006-03-11 1:01 PM
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Champion
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Subject: RE: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run
Now THAT'S some stuff right there. Nice run, Jeff.  Superfast for trail with hills; the only remaining question is whether adveture racing will be IN ADDITION TO or INSTEAD OF regular tri's.  Once you get the bug, it's very, very hard to fight it. 
2006-03-11 1:04 PM
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Queen BTich
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So, if you couldn't find it on your bike how could you find it in your car? Huh? HUH?!

2006-03-11 2:25 PM
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2006-03-11 3:22 PM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run
Awesome race Speedy!!


2006-03-11 7:03 PM
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Elite
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Subject: RE: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run

I get the hint. It's in the garage...calling us.....

Great job today Jeff!! That sounds like so much fun!!!

2006-03-11 7:44 PM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run
Comet - 2006-03-11 2:04 PM

So, if you couldn't find it on your bike how could you find it in your car? Huh? HUH?!

Haha!  I know, I was soooo thinking that before I got in the truck but then I thought..."well I could drive faster than I could ride, so if I couldn't find it I'd just drive around til I did."

Riding my bike around til I found it woulda taken forever!! LOL

2006-03-11 8:35 PM
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Champion
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Subject: RE: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run
You are so fast !!!  Congratulations
2006-03-12 7:35 AM
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Master
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Subject: RE: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run

Thanks peeps!! 

Good news! Just found out I was second in my AG.  Wish they'd had awards for the age groupers!! LOL

2006-03-12 6:30 PM
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Buttercup
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Subject: RE: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run
YOU STUD!!!!!!!!!!


2006-03-12 9:44 PM
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Master
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WOW!  Trail running if FL!  Who knew!  Let me know next time ... I miss it.  GREAT JOB!  Fast too.  So glad you had a great day!
2006-03-13 7:28 AM
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Elite
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I can't believe you thought you were slow - you are so fast! That's ame they didn't give out awards for 2nd place though.
2006-03-13 9:53 AM
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Champion
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Subject: RE: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run

Holy shiznitzle...I wish I could run that fast.  Nice race!

 It's MONKEY TIME! 

 

2006-03-13 10:29 AM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Trout Creek 5K Trail Run
You are going to get a big ego from all of us telling you how fast you are! Seriously though, I'd love to do a trail run sometime- you are right, it is easier on your joints than pounding the pavement all the time. I wonder if there are any trails in So. Fla.? I'll have to check this weekend. Anyways, fantastic times and congrats on 2nd in your AG!!!
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