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Rollingwood/Austin, Texas
United States
Rollingwood Neighborhood peeps (prolly not the official name)
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 23m 23s
Overall Rank = 6/250
Age Group = M 40-49
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Changed into my running stuff at the house and walked over to the race with Kim and our youngest, Patrick. Picked a good playlist and lined up! Hadn't run "hard" in almost a year, so decided to just pin my HR and see what happened...
Event warmup:

Walked over from house - maybe 1/4 mile.
Run
  • 23m 23s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile
Comments:

Ran out hard (just sub-7 m/m, I think) and then tried to keep my HR evenly pegged juuuuuust under anaerobic. Very happy to say that I did just that, and was more than happy with the pace that resulted, given my semi-sloth-like fitness currently. See "course" for comments on hills...
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Grab a water and ran back onto course to run Kim across the line (she took third in her AG!), then both ran back to finish with Patrick - who did GREAT! Then there miiiiight have been burgers and ice cream (hey, it's a neighborhood party!).

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing, really. I ran what I was able to, given my training, so I was quite happy with the result.

Event comments:

This was an AWESOME Friday evening in the new 'hood (into which we have aaaaalmost now moved - soon, soon). Great time had by all, I think - certainly by us!




Last updated: 2016-05-16 12:00 AM
Running
00:23:23 | 03.1 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 6/250
Performance: Good
Course: WICKED HILLY! Awesome course. Lots of verts. Downhills were hilarious (I looked like one of those blow up cylinder things you see outside car dealers that wobble up as they inflate and then flail as they deflate - it's my preferred downhill form)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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Subject: Life is good in the 'Wood


2016-05-17 10:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Life is good in the 'Wood

Good job. Even better that you are almost moved in!

2016-05-17 11:36 AM
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Congrats to you and Kim for podiums and to Patrick for getting out there with the 'rents. Glad you are enjoying the almost new 'hood.

2016-05-18 10:10 AM
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Pennsylvania
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Burgers and ice cream, yay!!  Oh, and congrats on a pretty speedy race

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