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Frostbite Five Miler - Run5 Mile

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Centerville, Ohio
United States
Ohio River Road Runners Club
19F / -7C
Total Time = 38m 18s
Overall Rank = 136/448
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 20/29
Event warmup:

Stretched inside the high school and then went outside for a walk about a half hour before the run. But it was cold enough that a walk wasn't desirable, and so I jogged for a bit, and then came back inside.
  • 38m 18s
  • 5 miles
  • 07m 40s  min/mile

I treated this run as a training run, and tried to find my easy 8 min/mile pace. I ended up going a bit faster than that. The first couple miles were easy in that they were down hill a little bit, and I let myself use the gravity to my advantage. The first couple miles were also the hardest, in a sense, because my body was still like, whoa, what's going on. After mile two, and about half way through I felt pretty good.

I was looking for the 4 mile marker, but I never saw it. I was going to turn up the speed a bit when I saw it. One of the volunteers eventually said there was about a half mile to go, so I tried to speed it up then.

The first couple miles the pack sorted itself out, and there was a group of people that were all running together. In miles three and four, a few people started to pass me. In mile four, it started to turn uphill a bit, and I used that and my increase in speed to move back past a few people.

Also, I passed three miles at 23:05, and I know that if had been running this as a 5k, I would have been able to beat my best 5k time of 22:22. That will come later.
What would you do differently?:

Seeing I was treating this as a training run, not much. Wearing a neck warmer might have been a nice addition, but it wasn't necessary.
Post race
Warm down:

Immediately went into the HS gym to warm up a little. After I got a little bit of heat back in my system (though honestly I had worked up a sweat on the run) I went back outside for a short walk.

Event comments:

It was a good run. I'd do it again next year. This is a good one to do with friends.

Last updated: 2013-02-03 12:00 AM
00:38:18 | 05 miles | 07m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/29
Overall: 136/448
Performance: Good
Even though it was a 5 mile race, my phone GPS gave me a total distance of 5.11. 1 mi 07:18 min/mi 2 mi 07:09 min/mi 3 mi 07:50 min/mi 4 mi 07:48 min/mi 5 mi 07:18 min/mi 5.1 mi 06:00 min/mi
Course: The course wound through a local neighborhood.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-02-03 10:37 PM

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2013-02-04 3:12 AM
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Melon Presser
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Great job on a "training run" -- races always do go a bit faster even if we're treating them as such, but 7:40 is really solid and close enough to 8. Also looks like your running is on track if you'd be breaking PRs if you actually raced it.

Pretty common for Garmins to read long. Courses are usually measured at their absolute shortest points and that assumes you'd be taking straight lines from one corner to another and taking them very sharply, which isn't how races get run.

2013-02-04 6:28 AM
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Englewood, Florida
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Great job Tom!! I think it would be tough for many of us to go at training speed during a race, due simply to the atmosphere surrounding an event.  You pretty much stuck to your goal, and that is really cool!
2013-02-04 11:58 AM
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And besides all of that, this was my first five mile run ever.  So, I'm pretty happy to be increasing miles!

As for PRs, that will come later.  But, I'm def looking forward to setting them!  I'm just trying to be careful, because I lost the last two years to running injuries.

2013-02-04 12:25 PM
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Great run! First time at a distance means a guaranteed PR Smile

2013-02-04 2:22 PM
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Congrats Tom!  Way to stick to the plan and have a good race, too!

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