General Discussion Race Reports! » MRTC RRS - 5 Mile #1 Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

MRTC RRS - 5 Mile #1 - Run5 Mile

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Bartlett, Tennessee
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 42m 43s
Overall Rank = 300/1084
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 23/84
Pre-race routine:

Got up, drank some Gatorade and used restroom. Got things together and headed to the race site.
Event warmup:

very little jogging cause I felt horrible prior to the start. Mostly visited with friends
  • 42m 43s
  • 5 miles
  • 08m 32s  min/mile

Again I ran naked, meaning no iPod, no Garmin. I did not even look at my watch until the 1 mile marker. It said 9:06 and I felt good and felt like I could go faster. Next time I checked watch at mile 2 it said 17:50 and I felt good and decoded to ramp it up a bit. My goal was 45, and anything under would be great. Around mile 3 I knew I was making good time and had a chance to run strong. Kept running in my pace and knew I had a shot for 43ish. A guy tried to out sprint me to the line, but I didn't feel like letting him pass me, so we were in an all out sprint to the line, I won! New PR
What would you do differently?:

Start to believe that I am faster than I think I am
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed some water and headed to the car so I could make it to church on time.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

myself and the belief that I can run an 8 minute pace for extended time.

Event comments:

Currently I am sitting in the 19th spot in my AG for the race series. I am hoping to stay in the top 20. I have a 10k, a 10 miler and a half marathon left int he series.

Profile Album

Last updated: 2012-07-16 12:00 AM
00:42:43 | 05 miles | 08m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 23/84
Overall: 300/1084
Performance: Good
Course: through neighborhoods with a ton of turns
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-08-13 3:15 PM

User image

Bartlett, TN
Gold member
Subject: MRTC RRS - 5 Mile #1
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » MRTC RRS - 5 Mile #1 Rss Feed