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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
United States
Windsor Locks Lions Club
57F / 14C
Total Time = 22m 5s
Overall Rank = 18/247
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 2/21
Pre-race routine:

Up and did my usual routine-shower/coffee/500 calories 3 hours or so pre race-went with banana/RK treat/Boost and G2. Got there early and parked but felt tight and 'off' a bit. I know enough to not let that bother me and just went through the usual routine.
Event warmup:

Easy jogging>few strides doing the first mile out/back then added some longer efforts up to a minute easing into tempo pace. Complete cool down and then learned that the 5K race goes off at 10:15, so a few more strides on the football field and walked to the start line.
  • 22m 5s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

Perfect weather and Windsor Locks Lions Club runs this. Been going on for 20 years but I've never done it. Used to be right at Bradley airport, I'm told, but they changed the venue a few years ago as state cops were needed and they had to pay overtime for them and it wasn't cost/effective.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder on mile 3. I was just starting to remember 5K pain and really couldn't dig myself down into the pain cave today.
Post race
Warm down:

walked jogged around for about 20 minutes

What limited your ability to perform faster:

knee injury and knowledge of how much racing 5K's hurt

Event comments:

Beautiful weather and a reasonably flat course added to the venue. Cool to see a lot of athlete's with disabilities at the race. There were at least 3 or 4 blind athletes on the course!

Last updated: 2017-04-16 12:00 AM
00:22:05 | 03.1 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/21
Overall: 18/247
Performance: Good
1-6:50-very slight uphill 2-6:55-slight down hill, then flat 3-7:19-slight uphill then down 0.16-1:01-slight down to finish
Course: counter clockwise loop out of Windsor Locks HS and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2017-04-16 7:43 AM

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South Windsor, CT
Subject: Bradley International 5K/10K

2017-04-20 6:05 PM
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South Windsor CT
Subject: RE: Bradley International 5K/10K
Nice Job on your race. I use to run the race every year when it was actually at the airport. It was alot of fun running as the planes were taking off and landing
It provided for unusual but fun scenery.
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