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Breckenridge Oktoberfest 5k - Run5k

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Breckenridge, Colorado
United States
38F / 3C
Total Time = 37m 50s
Overall Rank = 23/86
Age Group = 0-34m
Age Group Rank = 10/17
Pre-race routine:

Got up, ate breakfast, drove up to Breck & registered.
Event warmup:

Short jog & stretching.
  • 37m 50s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile

This was pretty brutal, not the fun 5k I had in mind. Started climbing right away up 4 o'clock run (ski run), then a long gradual downhill. Then up some switchbacks to some singletrack with some steep uphills & downhills. I actually ended up walking some of these hills. By here most everyone was pretty strung out and I was sucking wind. Passed a girl & a guy just before the turn to head back & she stayed with me. Returned along scenic singletrack thru and aspen stand & across some rock fields. Got back to the ski runs - the long downhill was now a long uphill & the girl who had been following me went by me. Then downhill back to town. My legs were like jelly for most of the race & I just kept a comfortable pace akthough this was probably z8.
What would you do differently?:

Live at 10,000 feet so I'm used to the altitude. They should have a seperate class for non-locals.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate some food & hung around for a few minutes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The altitude, not doing much training lately.

Event comments:

Tough course but fun overall. The most friendly racers & volunteers I have come across. Everyone was encouraging each other whether they were passing or being passed.

Last updated: 2006-09-16 12:00 AM
00:37:50 | 03.5 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 23/86
Performance: Average
Course: Out of the Riverwalk Center & uphill along ski trails & then singletrack & back to the Riverwalk Center.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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Course challenge
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Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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2006-09-16 9:31 PM

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Subject: Breckenridge Oktoberfest 5k

2006-09-18 8:43 AM
in reply to: #543517

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Delafield, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Breckenridge Oktoberfest 5k
my parents used to have a condo in Breck. Everything is harder up there. Sounds like a beautiful course, but hard. Good work on a challenging course.
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