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Palm Springs Pride 5K Run And Walk - Run5k

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Palm Springs, California
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 22m
Overall Rank = 30/169
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/21
Pre-race routine:

I got up like for a normal workout, and left a half hour early for an easy 2 mi run to the high school.
Event warmup:

An easy run to the high school with a few hundred yards at race pace.
  • 22m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 06s  min/mile

This is a lifetime PB! 3rd in the AG! I was hoping for this kind of speed, but was surprised to podium. I kept the legs moving aiming for a 7 minute pace, with reverse splits. My mile pace splits were about a second apart.

I'm 6 weeks into my run training plan, and I'm a little surprised at how it's paying off so soon. Based on the advice of an ex-pro triathlete, I'm running easy at least 15 minutes every day. So far, so good!
What would you do differently?:

Since I had no idea where I'd be in the field (for my second ever 5k), I lined up too far back. In the next 5k, I'll be in the first 10 or 20%.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to cool down, cheered friends, drank a water, ate a grain bar. Once cool, I drank coffees (Yay Aspen Mills!).


What limited your ability to perform faster:

I just lost a smidge of time since I lined up too far back. Otherwise, I paced myself well, trained and tapered well, and warmed up well.

Event comments:

My friends in the Palm Spring Frontrunners did a spectacular job with a 100% volunteer race.

Last updated: 2013-10-21 12:00 AM
00:22:00 | 03.1 miles | 07m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/21
Overall: 30/169
Performance: Good
Course: Through the neighborhood to the north, then around the block between Farrell and Sunrise.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
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] 5

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