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Redwood City, California
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 37m 57s
Overall Rank = 726/977
Age Group = F 30-39
Age Group Rank = 68/105
Event warmup:

Ran the 1/2 mile from the house to the starting line.
  • 37m 57s
  • 5 kms
  • 07m 35s  min/km

First race in California, first race I could walk to, and first race with a puncture wound in my butt from sitting on a needle. ;)

This ended up being my fastest 5k in quite awhile. I walked a bit more at the end than I wanted to. I just got so gassed from the first two laps, and I had a hard time keeping that going. Tried to run through the pain, but I just couldn't mentally keep it going.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. This was really part of a training run, so I was happy to have a good race on top of that.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to get food at end (coconut water, banana, coffee).

Called family to see what they were doing, walked to get donuts, and then went home (at least 0.5 miles)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mental toughness. I think I could have not walked towards the end, but my brain was just really trying to get my legs to stop. Or the other way around? I don't know.

Last updated: 2015-07-02 12:00 AM
00:37:57 | 05 kms | 07m 35s  min/km
Age Group: 68/105
Overall: 726/977
Performance: Good
Mile 1: 12:19 Mile 2: 12:24 Mile 3: 13:01
Course: Three laps around the Redwood City Parade Route in downtown. Lots of people out getting ready for the parade. Sometimes got congested with people trying to cross, but not too bad.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2015-07-04 12:49 PM

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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
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2015-07-06 10:23 AM
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Englewood, Florida
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Good job Jen!!!!!! Congratulations on the first one in your new state.

2015-07-06 11:59 AM
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First CA race, yay!!  First race with a needle wound in your bum, boo!  Egads, don't repeat that move, mkay?  Congrats on a good race

2015-07-06 1:41 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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Nice job! Congrats on getting out there and doing it.

2015-07-07 9:55 AM
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Great job! Super awesome that you could walk to the race!  

2015-07-07 12:21 PM
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Raleigh, NC area
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Nice job!  Awesome way to kick off HM training :-)

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