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Foxboro, Massachusetts
United States
Wampanoag Road Runners
42F / 6C
Total Time = 27m 4s
Overall Rank = 117/362
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 10/26
Pre-race routine:

Slept in - grateful for the late start. Had coffee and a banana. Visited with BT friends, old and new. Was remembering when Kathy did the race a few years ago and wishing she could be running today. Back in those days I was not physically active at all and didn't see myself ever doing anything like this.
Event warmup:

Dynamic stretching and then ran about 1/2 mile with some strides. The good news was that I ran down by the finish line so I had a sense of how long the last sprint was going to be after turning the corner on Neponset.
  • 27m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 42s  min/mile

Started out too fast, then settled into nice pace. Last .25 mile was excellent.

This is the first race that I have worn a HR monitor and not sure how to interpret the results. The last 1.25 miles I could not have worked much harder from an aerobic standpoint.
What would you do differently?:

Start out slower and leave some gas for the finish. Really struggled in mile 3.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked 10 minutes.

Day after, walked at the Y on TM and then did extensive stretching and foam roller. Feet, achilles, ankles, knees and hips feel just fine. Calves sore but improving 2 days out.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still adapting to minimalist running. Recovering from a cold, so some congestion interfered with breathing.

Event comments:

Nice race, well managed and on time. Good day!

Last updated: 2012-02-19 12:00 AM
00:27:04 | 03.11 miles | 08m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/26
Overall: 117/362
Performance: Good
Garmin said ~3.25 and I was pretty sure I worked the tangents pretty well, very little weaving at the start.
Course: Flat with two tiny little uphill spots. In-town course with some sandy and potholed spots. Got the impression that the locals don't care for the race.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-02-21 7:43 AM

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Subject: Foxboro Flat 5K

2012-02-21 9:23 AM
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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: Foxboro Flat 5K
Awesome job speedy!!!  Congratulations
2012-02-22 9:03 PM
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Nice job!
2012-02-23 8:11 AM
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Speedy run Kevin.  Nice job!
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