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Toledo Zoo Dart Frog Dash - Run5k

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Toledo, Ohio
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 23m 23s
Overall Rank = 93/440
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/23
Pre-race routine:

Got up around 5:30 had some coffee and some toast with almond butter. Drank a bottle of water on the way to the race. Got registered and then walked around the Zoo for a awhile. Very cool to see the animals that early in the morning, they are far more active than they are in the afternoons (especially the wolves and the African wild dogs).
Event warmup:

Didn't actually do much of a warmup. Just a few minutes of light jogging, and some stretching.
  • 23m 23s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

Was trying to set a PR today so I went out harder than normal. Hit the wall at about mile two. Knew I could still shatter my PR if I did the last 1.1 miles in under ten minutes so I backed off a bit. After the climbing the foot bridge ramp, got a second wind and pushed it to the end. Knocked three minutes off of my personal best!!!
What would you do differently?:

Should have gone with a short sleeve shirt, was really starting to get hot at the end of the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't feel too good right as I finished. Just walked around a bit to settle things back down. After about ten minutes, grabbed some water and a bannana. That went down fine, so I grabbed a bagel and cup of coffee and cheered on the rest of the competitors.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I've never done a 5k that fast so nothing really limited me. I think I can go faster yet, just need some more endurance to be able to maintain that 7:15 pace for the whole 5k.

Event comments:

A good race, lots of friendly volunteers. There were some problems getting official times posted, but 'stuff' happens. Would definately do it again.

Last updated: 2006-04-20 12:00 AM
00:23:23 | 03.11 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 93/440
Performance: Good
First 2.2 miles: 14:30 Last 1.1 miles: 8:53
Course: Flat paved course around and through the Toledo Zoo. The only hill was the ramp to the foot bridge that goes over Anthony Wayne Trail.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2006-04-24 7:43 PM

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