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Boca Raton, Florida
United States
80sF / 0C
Total Time = 24m 31s
Overall Rank = 62/334
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 10/41
Pre-race routine:

Cliff bar. Couple dates. A chocolate for good luck!
Mental preparation: set goal to break 8 min/mile and to focus on myself

Event warmup:

After registering and hour before the race, I drove back to clubhouse and walked 5 min on treadmill, jogged 3. Stretched. Sports Cream on calves, quads, hams. Stretching back/arms, etc.
  • 24m 31s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

Rain was a bit distracting. So were all the really fit runners passing me. Got a cup of water on first half, but aspirated! With the rain, it felt like my swim workout! Played around with lengthening my stride, but not too much, and it made a big difference. Did not have phone with running app, so had no idea of my pace. Felt about right. Felt stronger on second half. Last mile, picked up the pace and started getting a little winded. Did accelerate at times to keep up with peers or prevent being passed. At the end, down the last turn (25 yards or less, sprinted in a footrace with the guy coming up behind me, and we both grunted and egged each other on across the finish line! Fun!). But I definitely was able to focus my mind on what I wanted to do and stay within myself for most of the race. Was OK whatever the outcome and was pleased with the result. Hard work paying off.
What would you do differently?:

Bring phone to keep track of pace better.
Post race
Warm down:

Sucking wind! Stretching. The spring at the end led my calves to seize up, so quickly applied more sports cream and massaged/stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing, really, other than cardio and technique.

Event comments:

Rain and lack of friends there was difficult. No fun to party by self. Exposed to a whole other segment of athletes. Pretty inspiring.

Last updated: 2013-07-05 12:00 AM
00:24:31 | 03.1 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/41
Overall: 62/334
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat, but some incline/decline. Puddles. one water station. In a park, so no traffic at all. A 2 mile sign on the way back was the only indicator of distance, and then with 1/4 mile to go, they shouted it out to us.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-07-19 10:01 AM

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