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9th Annual Main Line Run - Run5k

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
United States
Main Line Chamber of Commerce
72F / 22C
Total Time = 20m 30s
Overall Rank = 24/200
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Glass of OJ and drove over to the race.
Event warmup:

10' easy running followed by 4 sets of strides. Then some "group" stretching along with TRIBMAC at the starting line.
  • 20m 30s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 36s  min/mile

Let the excitement of the start get me going too fast. Felt OK, but when I finished my first time up the hill on Lancaster Ave & saw a 6:08 mile I knew I had started too fast. Hung on the second time up the hill and then strugled home even though that was mostly downhill.
What would you do differently?:

Start out slower.
Post race
Warm down:

Got some water & some food--nice spread

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor pacing and not much speed work

Event comments:

Nice 5k--a bit more challenging than I expected but still nice. Good refreshment set-up post race--even had massages available!

Last updated: 2006-09-09 12:00 AM
00:20:30 | 03.11 miles | 06m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/200
Performance: Average
6:08, 6:39, 7:43 (1.1) Avg HR - 175/max 187
Course: 2 loops on Lancaster Ave. w/a short run out and in to it from the start/finish line. Hillier than I expected.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2006-09-11 8:44 AM

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Media, PA
Subject: 9th Annual Main Line Run

2006-09-12 6:50 AM
in reply to: #536099

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Home port
Subject: RE: 9th Annual Main Line Run
great job on reaching your goal!
2006-09-12 7:43 AM
in reply to: #536099

Subject: RE: 9th Annual Main Line Run

Nice race Johnny...let's see, 6 minutes per mile.  I can do that...on my bike!!


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