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Anchorage Heart Run - Run5k

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Anchorage, Alaska
United States
32F / 0C
Total Time = 30m
Overall Rank = 838/1226
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

This was my first ever road race so I tried to get into a routine that tried to calm the nerves a little bit. Got up about 7:15 and got ready. Had a couple granola bars and headed to the even about 8:15.
Event warmup:

Tried to keep warm as much as possible. It was a "balmy" 32 degrees but it was sunny. Did a few short jogs and tried to look like I knew what I was doing with the "experienced runners".
  • 30m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 39s  min/mile

The run was ok. From the .5 mile in mark until about 1.5 mile mark I had a huge side stitch on my right side. Usually I can take a couple of big breaths and it will go away - this one decided to stay but I managed to run through it.
What would you do differently?:

Get better warmed up - not stand so far back in the pack at the start - took forever to wade through the walkers and little kids toward the back.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around the finish area, found my warm clothes and then met up with a friend and her father who were walking in the non-timed, non-competitive event and walked the last 1.5 miles with them.

Then went and had pasta. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to have more confidence in myself and train more.

Event comments:

Not sure how to rate this race since this is my first race. Was hoping to be in the 29's but will take 30:00 flat for my first race. I can always build on that.

Last updated: 2006-05-01 12:00 AM
00:30:00 | 03.11 miles | 09m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1226
Performance: Good
Course: The course was flat for the first 1.5 miles, then it was uphill .5 mile, downhill .5 mile, and then flat for the last .6 miles. One big loop which was nice.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2006-05-01 11:20 AM

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