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Cary, North Carolina
United States
43F / 6C
Total Time = 24m 44s
Overall Rank = 47/701
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/60
Pre-race routine:

Champagne while watching the ball drop in Times Square (on TV), sleeping in, regular cereal breakfast, hanging around. Did I mention that it was a 10 o'clock race start less than 10 minutes from the house? We left the house at 9am and were way early.
Event warmup:

There was a staging area for the event in the gyms. I did some stretches in there and then ran around the parking lot and did some dynamic warm ups. Then we lined up for the race start and we were off.
  • 24m 44s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 57s  min/km

Nice run. The timing was such that it was a gun start (everyone got the same start time) and chipped finish. The first mile was on roads and the last two were on greenway. The first half of the last mile -- from 2.0 to 2.5 -- had a lot of black ice on the shady side of Symphony Lake. Also, this is where we encountered walkers. One of the walkers fell on the black ice as we approached. I hope that she's OK.

The story with the walkers is that the 5k I was running had permits, police (to help us cross streets), etc. and 700+ registrants. So the Town of Cary decided to hold First Walk 2015 on the same greenway at the same time as the 5k. Right hand, this is left hand. Please get to know each other.
Post race
Warm down:

I ran a half a mile up Regency Parkway and then back to the finish area where I met up with Kevin who was run/walking the event

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Black ice.

Event comments:

Fun, low key event. I would definitely do this one again.

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Last updated: 2014-12-15 12:00 AM
00:24:44 | 05 kms | 04m 57s  min/km
Age Group: 0/60
Overall: 0/701
Performance: Good
Course: The start was at Lifetime Fitness. We ran up to Tryon Road and then took Lockmere to the greenway. We ran the greenway back towards Regency and then went around Symphony Lake (black ice on the shady side!) and finished at the amphitheater.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2015-01-01 5:40 PM

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Raleigh, NC area
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2015-01-02 7:49 AM
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Englewood, Florida
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Nicely Done. I am a big fan of the low key event, especially within 10 minutes of the house.

2015-01-04 1:41 PM
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Denver, CO
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What a great way to start off the New Year!!  Love doing races close by, especially ones that don't start at 0'Dark 30.  Black ice can be scary--I'm really glad you didn't fall!

2015-01-05 3:43 PM
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She's baaa-aaack!  Excellent results, excellent job staying vertical despite the black ice!

2015-01-20 10:42 AM
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Champagne! Sounds like a perfect pre-race hydration strategy. Great job Janyne!

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