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Bell Ringer 25K - Run

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Dickson, Tennessee
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 2h 53m 24s
Overall Rank = 20/114
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 8/31
Pre-race routine:

ate my oatmeal and banana and drove the 45 min to the race
Event warmup:

walked down the 1/4 mile hill to the hotel, picked up pack, walked back up to the car to put it up and change shoes, walked back down and got to the start with 1 min to go before the gun
  • 2h 53m 24s
  • 25 kms
  • 06m 56s  min/km

Run went well. Tornadoes came through during the night, and the rain finally stopped on my drive to the race. Trails were in much better shape than I expected. Wet, but not sloppy. The knee didn't bother me at all until about mile 14, but everything hurt by then. Stayed at a comfortable pace the whole way, and felt like I was good until about mile 12.5 or so ,when I started to slwo down. The last 2 miles hurt, but they were also most ly uphill. My main goal was to come in under 3 hrs, which I made, but I was 12 min slower than last time I ran this, too. Good race, thoguh, lots of staops, good trail, well marked, and close to home. Good spread afterwards. Crappy medal and shirt, though.
What would you do differently?:

not run with a torn meniscus
Post race
Warm down:

ate a very good grilled cheese sandwich and soup.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

knee injury and no running in 2 weeks prior to the race

Event comments:

Great race to support the park. Great trails, lots of aid stations and volunteers, great post-race spread. Cheap medal and t-shirt, but a great race that I will continue to do.

Last updated: 2021-12-06 12:00 AM
02:53:24 | 25 kms | 06m 56s  min/km
Age Group: 8/31
Overall: 20/114
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5

2021-12-13 11:19 AM

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