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Palm Springs, California
United States
Guide Dos of the Desert
50F / 10C
Total Time = 22m 23s
Overall Rank = 20/530
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/20
Pre-race routine:

I took the short, easy run to the race site near Sunrise and Ramon, checked-in, put on the Santa suit, and chatted.
  • 22m 23s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 12s  min/mile

I went out fast and aimed to settle into the race pace. My strategy was to have my buddy Tim pass me at about 1/3 of the way, and try to keep him in sight to the finish, which pretty much worked. I was a tad slower than I would have liked, in part because I should have taken one more easy day this week, and because I cooled down before the gun.
Post race
Warm down:

Chocolate milk and a cookie!

Event comments:

Race results:

Last updated: 2013-12-16 12:00 AM
00:22:23 | 03.11 miles | 07m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/20
Overall: 20/530
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back to Caballeros toward Tahquitz and back.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2013-12-22 9:04 PM

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