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St. Patty's Day 5 Mile - Run

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St.Louis, MO
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 36h 57m
Overall Rank = 260/1115
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 60/190
Pre-race routine:

had a bowl of oatmeal a couple hours before the race. brought a half of a pb'n'j sammich and ate that about 1 hour before the race. turned out to be the right amount of fuel. wasn't hungry at all, and didn't get a stomache ache either.
Event warmup:

Parked and walked 6 blocks to pick up our t-shirts. walked back to the kiel center to meet up with drmac and slovegreen. we milled around a bit and stretched. we made our way to the starting line about 9:20AM and just stayed loose while waiting for the start.
  • 36m 57s
  • 5 miles
  • 07m 23s  min/mile

I wish there had been more water stations. The only one was at the 2.5mi mark. I only managed to get a little in my mouth, but that was okay.
What would you do differently?:

I would have started closer to the front so that the first mile wouldn't take so long. spent the entire race passing people and picking up the pace.
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed a cold one and stretched for a while and took in the atmosphere. it was a gorgeous day!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

i was really happy with the event. but it would have been refreshing to have 2 water stations instead of one. other than that, there were people to dodge a lot, but that's fun!

Event comments:

Good times!

Last updated: 2006-03-13 12:00 AM
00:36:57 | 05 miles | 07m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/190
Overall: 0/1115
Performance: Good
Mile 1: 8:20 HR - 165 Mile 2: 7:19 HR - 169 Mile 3: 7:14 HR - 173 Mile 4: 7:14 HR - 172 Mile 5: 6:51 HR - 175
Course: Loop downtown.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-03-13 9:11 AM

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St. Louis
Subject: St. Patty's Day 5 Mile

2006-03-13 9:49 AM
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St. Louis, MO
Subject: RE: St. Patty's Day 5 Mile

Good times!!!!!!!

 We could not have asked for better weather.  Now, on to that 1/2 mary for ya!  Good luck!

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