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Kate's Cupboard 5k - Run5k

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Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
ghg timing
55F / 13C
Total Time = 20m 29s
Overall Rank = 2/55
Age Group = M 40-49
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Decided to sign up at the last minute. Quick strech and then lined up in front, as I expected to be one of the faster runners.
Event warmup:

A little light jog around the side streets.
  • 20m 29s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 35s  min/mile

Two guys took off in front and I was in a pack of five a little behind the leaders for the first .75 mi. There was a good amount of jostlling for position, but I eventually broke away from the pack and shortly caught one of the two leaders, who was fading. I held second from just before the 1mi mark to the finish. I had the leader in sight, but there was no was I was going to catch him, and I was quite sure he wasn't coming back to me. I was really running alone the last two miles. On the turns I could see the third place runner about 150 yard back. I was hurting but he must have been too, since I consistently built my cushion.

It was nice to finish second in a race, even if it a small one. Very happy with the time as well. I still need to do speed work, and build my anaerobic fitness, but this shows promise.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

I took a 1.8 mile jog around the neighborhood, as I was waiting for the awards ceremony.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No taper, but I wouldn't taper for this race anyway.

Last updated: 2012-06-02 12:00 AM
00:20:29 | 03.11 miles | 06m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 2/55
Performance: Good
Course: Nice course through sidestreets to Arlington Gardens Cemetary. Most of the race was through the cemetary.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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] 3

2012-06-02 12:02 PM

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