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Karen's Walk / 5km Run - Run5k

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Rochester, New York
United States
RIT Running Club
45F / 7C
Total Time = 21m 34s
Overall Rank = 25/153
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 3/4
Pre-race routine:

Had some oatmeal and drank a bottle of Gatoraide for breakfast.
Event warmup:

Couple of short jogs, some plyometric drills to warm up some.
  • 21m 34s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 56s  min/mile

This is a new PR for me, though I don't feel like I left it all out on the course. My HRM slipped down on my chest and wasn't working all the time. I didn't want to start out too quickly and since I didn't have any feedback I think I started slower than I could have.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to judge my pace more by feel and rely less on the HRM.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit. Talked to some of the students I knew in the race. Drank a bottle of water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heart Rate Monitor wasn't reading all the time, it had slipped down. Need to learn to run more by feel for races. I started a bit slower than I normally would, it was cold and took some time to warm up.

Event comments:

Given that this is run by students at the college, they did a great job! There was water about every mile, though it really wasn't needed with the cool temps. They had plenty of folks out on the course so it would be nearly impossible to get of course. Campus Saftey closed the roads where there were not paths to run on as well as stopped traffic at all the intersections. I would say the most difficult part of the course is the numerous turns and zig-zag's, they seem to slow me down a little bit.

Last updated: 2006-04-30 12:00 AM
00:21:34 | 03.11 miles | 06m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/153
Performance: Good
Mile 1: 6:47.2 159 Mile 2: 6:53.6 164 Mile 3: 7:07.8 168 Last .1: 0:45.6 171 Avg HR: 165 Max HR: 175
Course: Course went around the outside of campus and then mile 2 was winding within the campus. Many turns and zig-zags.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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

2006-05-07 12:54 PM

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