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Munroe Falls (Metro Park), Ohio
United States
30F / -1C
Total Time = 35m 40s
Overall Rank = 18/222
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/18
Event warmup:

Milled about trying to stay warm, chatting with a co-worker and a few friends. I didn't do any pre-race jogging or warm-up because I didn't want to work up even a little sweat, then stand about in that cold.
  • 35m 40s
  • 4.7 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

Ok, so with the run plan that I'm following, today was supposed to be a 4 mile recovery run. Oooops!

I did intend to keep the HR in the "general aerobic" zone, but a combination of the hills on the course and my own competitiveness squashed that and I found myself getting up into the lactate threshold area. I did periodically try to get the HR down, but then I'd immediately catch myself thinking "I can catch that guy in front of me", lol, and then I was right back to keeping the pace I was at.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was an enjoyable run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, had some coffee, pb&j, and a banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm not sure that anything other than myself limited me. I don't think I went all-out on this, but because of the nature of the course with lots of hills and sharp turns, I don't know that I'd have been any faster had I gone harder - if that makes sense. More running, and more hill work is in order.

Event comments:

A nice race put on by a small outfit. Good turnout.
Went and bought some thermal tights and wool socks right afterward.

Last updated: 2012-11-07 12:00 AM
00:35:40 | 04.7 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/18
Overall: 18/222
Performance: Good
Course: Somewhat hilly, two loop trail run. Constant up-and-down with the hills, some steep grades, but nothing long.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-11-17 12:57 PM

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