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Miami, Florida
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 19m 30s
Overall Rank = 10/1010
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 3/51
Event warmup:

1/2 mile warm up combining easy running with strides to get my HR up.
  • 19m 30s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 17s  min/mile

I started at the front (4th/5th row), which helped to avoid slower people during the first few yards.

I started with the fast runners and my first 1/2 mile pace was very fast, which could've costed me at the end. However, I realized about the fast pace and I settled at a hard, but sustainable pace.

During the second mile I was following a faster runner as I was trying to keep a fast pace. However, I didn't realized that during the last 1/2-1/4 mile, the guy I was following started to slow down significantly. This cost me a few second, since I think I could've run a faster split for the second mile.

The third mile I run it by myself and I was pushing at a hard pace. I didn't train for this short distance nor didn't race it in a long time, so I didn't know what to expect in terms of fatigue.

At the end I sprinted to leave all I had in the field. I am not definitively a fast runner, since I couldn't move my legs faster, even though I didn't feel exhausted.
What would you do differently?:

Now that I know what a 5k distance feels like, I guess I would've pushed a little harder during the 2nd mile.

But I am very happy with my result (I broke 20 min!!!), considering that I am not training for this distance. I did this race as it was a charity event for my wife's company.
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing. I bent down a little bit and I drank a bottle of water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of speed training. All my training is focused on long distance.

Event comments:

I was very surprised with this race. I thought it will be a small race, but it turned out to be a 2,000 participant race with great post-race activities (way better than in many more "fancy" triathlon races I participated in).

I wish the course had less turns, but other than that, the race was perfect. If I was a 5k runner, I will definitively do it again.

Last updated: 2014-02-10 12:00 AM
00:19:30 | 03.1 miles | 06m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/51
Overall: 10/1010
Performance: Good
Course: It was a flat course, but it wasn't fast. We were pretty much turning the entire time we were running.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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

2014-02-10 11:00 AM

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Subject: RunWild 5k

2014-02-10 11:22 AM
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Sarasota, FL
Subject: RE: RunWild 5k

Congratulations.  Nice race!


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