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albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
Run Fit
40F / 4C
Total Time = 30m 23s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

This was a 5:30 PM race. I spent the majority of the day, before and after the race, making breakfast for Church for Sunday morning.

Around 4:15 DS2 and I headed to the race site.
Event warmup:

We got our glow sticks. I put mine on my Santa hat and DS2 put his on his forearm. It was chilly waiting for the race to start.We watched the Kids K then lined up for our run. No warm-up to speak of.
  • 30m 23s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 05s  min/km

This race was fun. I'd wanted to do it since we moved to NM and thought I'd better do it this year while DS2 could run with me. Coming off a calf injury I felt like I was taking it really easy. The calf (or anything else for that matter) never bothered me.

The farolito route markers were pretty cool although the pavement was sketchy and I was afraid of taking a digger a couple times. It was also a rather narrow path so in order to get around slower runners I often had to go outside the markers.
What would you do differently?:


DS2 mentioned before the start that he thought he could take OA male top 3 (there were prizes for top 3 OA men and women). I told him start in the front but he ended up mid pack with me because of the shuffling at the start and had to pass a LOT of people as he got going. He said he was about 15 seconds back when the leaders finished. He should have started up front!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. I had posole, DS2 had hot chocolate.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

injury :(

Event comments:

This is a fun, local race. The luminarias and posole make this race a lot of fun but the sketchy pavement was a bit scary. One of the ladies from church said she did fall and scraped up her running pants and thigh.

Last updated: 2014-12-17 12:00 AM
00:30:23 | 05 kms | 06m 05s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Through a neighboorhood in NW Albuquerque with the route marked by Farolitos, aka luminarias
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2014-12-22 12:12 PM

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Rio Rancho, NM
Subject: FAROLITO 5K

2014-12-22 12:31 PM
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Yaaaaay, no calf pain! Plus an appropriate use of the word "digger"


2014-12-22 12:49 PM
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Congrats on another fun race with DS2, it sounds like it would be very pretty.  Glad to hear your calf was cooperative, sorry to hear DS2 didn't listen to you and start more forward in the pack.  Kids.

2014-12-23 10:31 AM
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Englewood, Florida
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Congratulations on a good day, especially given the response of your calf!

2015-01-04 1:45 PM
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Denver, CO
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What a fun race!!  Glad your calf is better and that you didn't fall.  Posole post-race--YUM!!  Tell DS2 he needs to be more assertive.

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