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Spring Lake 5 Mile Run - Run5 Mile

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
United States
79F / 26C
Total Time = 46m 36s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 136/673
Pre-race routine:

  • 46m 36s
  • 5 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

With 10K people signed up for the race, it's tough to PR here. I thought starting where I did would give me some room to move from the get go. Not so much. First mile in 11+/mm, hit mile 2 at 20:34 or so and got progressively faster throughout the run. That was good but it was frustrating to have powerwalkers start so close to the front. I certainly understand my speed relative to others in the race which is why I hesitated going up closer to the front. Anyway, pretty hot, very humid and very sunny. Finished strong and had a few dry heaves at the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Move up closer to the front?
Post race
Warm down:

drank like a fish (water mostly), found Mike and our friends and chatted a bit. Picked up tshirts and pint glass and found a bagel place for breakfast.

Event comments:

This is how my summer begins. I love, love, love this race. Probly 11-12 time running it.

Last updated: 2012-05-26 12:00 AM
00:46:36 | 05 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/673
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: flat and beautiful thru Spring Lake. Start and finish right on the ocean.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2012-05-26 7:41 PM

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Subject: Spring Lake 5 Mile Run

2012-05-27 8:37 AM
in reply to: #4230738

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South Windsor, CT
Subject: RE: Spring Lake 5 Mile Run

nice race!

it's always fun to start the season with a race that you know and love, isn't it?

I think you definitely should move up closer to the front. You deserve it based on your time. It is much more difficult to go around people than it is to let them by you.

Well done!

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