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Sallie Mae Freedom Run - Run

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Indianapolis, IN
United States
Tuxedo Brothers
85F / 29C
Total Time = 36m 6s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Coffee is about it. But it was yummy.
Event warmup:

A couple minutes of jogging.
  • 46m 6s
  • 5 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile

It was hot and it was humid. My main goal was to ensure I stayed cool enough and paced myself for the run.

Mile 1 - was 8:30 pace but it felt like 9 to me.
Mile 2 - was 9:15 pace but it felt like 9 to me go figure. I was hot now.
Mile 3-5 were all at 9:30 pace.

Wind made a lot of difference keeping cool. In some spots where there was no wind, I had to bring down the pace a bit.

A ton of folks were stopping to walk in the latter stages so I fealt pretty good at how I was able to keep just cool enough to keep going.

What would you do differently?:

Go slower mile 1. Of course it seems pretty easy, dummy! Its the first mile!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked over to get a bottle of water. Drank it while walking around. After 5 minutes - stretched. Waited for family to complete the 5k walk. Daughter got 3rd place in age group - Nice!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Legs have been feeling a bit pounded, but I think I'd need more overall aerobic conditioning to go faster in these conditions.

Event comments:

I'd have liked 3 drink stations rather than 2, but it was a fun event. A lot of folks.

The little kid run at the end was cool too.

Last updated: 2004-07-06 12:00 AM
00:46:06 | 05 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 330/
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2004-07-06 11:15 AM

Noblesville, IN
Subject: Sallie Mae Freedom Run

2004-07-06 10:56 PM
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Southern Ohio
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Great Run! Sounds like you had a good time.

2004-07-06 11:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Sallie Mae Freedom Run
coffee IS yummy...mmmmm.   good race!
2004-07-07 10:21 AM
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Ellsworth, WI
Subject: RE: Sallie Mae Freedom Run
Good race! Congrats!

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