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albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
Run Fit
35F / 2C
Total Time = 29m 26s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

This is an evening race and was intended as a fun run with DS2 so I did a 5ish mile group run with friends in the morning.

We headed down to the race site and parked about a half mile away from the start finish. We got ready in the car then walked over and had hot cocoa while the kids were doing the kid k.

When it was time the adults lined up on the course, "listened" to some muffled announcements and we were (slowly) off.
Event warmup:

  • 29m 26s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 53s  min/km

This is not chip times and no results are given but i know from Strava that my time was a minute faster than last year.

It was fun. As usual DS2 took off quickly, but this time not knowing how the altitude would affect him. The course is pretty with the farolitos (luminarias) to guide the way, but this year I wore my headlamp. It was nice to have and probably saved my from tripping a number of times.

This was at a pace faster than I've been doing for my LR/trail runs but I knew it was "only" 3 miles so I kept up the intensity and was happy for it at the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

I found DS2 at the end and we went for water (no need for the warm cocoa at this point). Then we decided to go for dinner and a beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

genetics, training for something completely different

Event comments:

This is a small organization that puts on a number of races each year as fundraisers for the local running youth. This one is fun and has a great atmosphere.

Last updated: 2015-12-01 12:00 AM
00:29:26 | 05 kms | 05m 53s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: out and through a neighborhood lined with farolitos
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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] 4

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