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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
United States
Highlands Ranch Run Series
65F / 18C
Total Time = 19m 30s
Overall Rank = 9/473
Age Group = M40-49
Age Group Rank = 3/62
Pre-race routine:

1/2 clif bar and banana at 7:00 am.
Event warmup:

1 mile wu
  • 19m 30s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 17s  min/mile

Started off fast and used the net downhill over the first mile to gain some time but I didn't kill it. 2nd mile was harder with more climbing but I still felt ok. Pushed the last mile home trying to catch a few guys but couldn't. Tough finish uphill.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Tough course to pace on.
Post race
Warm down:

3.5 mile run home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Really no speedwork over the past few months as I was in Ironman mode. So I'm quite happy with this. Dropped 54 seconds off my time from when I ran it in 2010. With a good offseason, next year could be interesting.

Last updated: 2014-09-20 12:00 AM
00:19:30 | 03.1 miles | 06m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/62
Overall: 9/473
Performance: Good
6:00, 6:36, 6:26
Course: Hilly up and down course mostly on sidewalks
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2014-09-20 2:27 PM

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: Oktoberfest 5k

2014-09-20 7:39 PM
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Denver, CO
Subject: RE: Oktoberfest 5k

Great job!!  For having done little/no speedwork this season, 3rd AG and 9th OA is pretty darn awesome.  Plus improving your time by that much clearly shows how much you've improved over the past 4 years.  Keep up the good work and congratulations!

BTW, your RR title just about gave me a heart attack.  I'm doing the Longmont Oktoberfest tri tomorrow and had a jolt of, "OMG, was the race today, not tomorrow?!"  Thanks for the little HR boost.

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