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St. Patrick's Day 5K Run - Run

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Smithtown, New York
United States
The Rotary Club of Smithtown
40F / 4C
Total Time = 28m 8s
Overall Rank = 202/323
Age Group = Male 25-29
Age Group Rank = 14/17
Pre-race routine:

Modified Couch to Sprint Tri routine
Event warmup:

10-minute walk
10-minute stretch
5-minute slow jog
more stretching
  • 28m 8s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 03s  min/mile

Got too caught-up with 'keeping' up and spent too much energy in the first two miles
What would you do differently?:

pace myself more
Post race
Warm down:

walking around and drinking water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

going to fast up front. I lost all energy and drive at the end of the race

Event comments:

Great race - couldn't stick around for most of the after-race activities as my pup was acting up and my wife was stuck in the car with him :)

Last updated: 2006-02-28 12:00 AM
00:28:08 | 03.11 miles | 09m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/17
Overall: 202/323
Performance: Good
1 mile - 8:23min 2 mile - 17:15min 3.1 mile - 28:08min
Course: More hilly than I anticipated, but fairly nice and rolling
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2006-03-19 8:37 AM

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Long Island, NY
Subject: St. Patrick's Day 5K Run

2006-03-20 7:21 AM
in reply to: #373366

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Long Island, NY
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day 5K Run
This was my first 5K EVER! My initial goal was 30 min, but I really wanted to hit 27min. I was very happy with 28 minutes. I think I could have gotten a better time if I hadn't spent the first half of the race worrying about 'keeping up' with certain runners who I figured I could beat and just running my own race. Race and learn, I suppose. Having some familiarity with the race course also helps. Other than the people shouting out times at each mile marker, I had no idea where I was on the course.

It was definitely fun though. My body wanted to walk so much on the last mile or so, but I just chugged along and made sure I didn't quit.
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