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RYKA Iron Girl Denver 5K - Run5k

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Denver, Colorado
United States
Iron Girl
Total Time = 30m 49s
Overall Rank = 91/231
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

I don't really have a routine yet ... Muscle Milk 'n Oats with orange juice before I left home. Bottle of water on the way.
Event warmup:

Slow run up and down the first block of the course.
  • 30m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 55s  min/mile

WOW ... I knocked off 7 minutes from my first 5K in May ... funny what a little training will do. I was feeling a little emotional about this race because it's the next baby step toward my goal of a sprint in 2007 ... I've been training for it all summer and it felt so ... 'PERSONAL' ... then the gal started singing the national anthem and we were looking up at the flag flying over the Capitol building and I turned into a BIG SAP. I almost hyperventilated ... gotta work on that for sure.
What would you do differently?:

NOTHING ... I ran the way I trained and I was pleased with the results. I just have to keep moving forward ... run, run, run ... and get a grip on the whole emotional thing!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around Veteran's Park, bottle of water, breakfast ... then a stop at Starbucks for a Caramel Macchiato.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

NOTHING ... I just have to keep training to get faster.

Event comments:

This was RYKA Iron Girl's innaugural race in Denver. Start and finish was in front of the Capitol building ... the singing of the national anthem made me cry. Weird coincidence ... there were 231 runners in this race and the one I ran in May. I moved from being 141/231 to being 91/231 ... I have to be happy about that. Post race was fantastic ... tables with white linen, flowers, breakfast burritos, bacon/egg croissants, plus all the regular muffins, bagels, and fruit. Pictures printed at no charge. I loved this race.

Last updated: 2006-07-10 12:00 AM
00:30:49 | 03.11 miles | 09m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 91/231
Performance: Good
Course: Easy course through several city blocks ... basic rectangle with start and finish in front of the Capitol building.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2006-08-09 1:50 PM

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2006-08-09 4:22 PM
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brummie land
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caramel machiattos from starbuck's rock - as did your race! well done
2006-08-10 9:47 PM
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Mishicot, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: RYKA Iron Girl Denver 5K
Congrats!!! I know how it feels to knock a lot of time off your 5K. I did it this summer. I absolutely love the finisher's medals for Irongirl. It is a great race. Good luck with future events!
2006-08-11 10:57 PM
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You go girl, you,re famous now
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