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Hartford Marathon Foundation 5k - Run

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Hartford, Connecticut
United States
62F / 17C
Total Time = 22m 35s
Overall Rank = 59/1545
Age Group = M60-64
Age Group Rank = 1/43
Pre-race routine:

quite chilly, so I decided to do the warmup close to the car and then be 'race ready', usual Boost/coffee/sip G2 w nuun all about 2.5 hrs prior; used BR (twice)-remembered wet wipes (yeah)
Event warmup:

jogged a little, walked, jogged, did a few strides; total of 10 min w/u
  • 22m 35s
  • 3.12 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile

went out hard and tried to settle into a rhythm; pace was faster than I wanted but I wasn't dying, so I tried to hold on and see what the first mile was; I was doing ~7:00 pace at the first half mile with the wind at my back and I slowed a bit as I was breathing very heavy; hit first mile @ 7:11, into the wind and slightly uphill on mile 2 but seemed ok despite the slowing, pushed harder on the final mile and then hardest on the last uphill 0.1 to the finish line by the arch
What would you do differently?:

nothing-perfect weather, body felt ok, did the correct nutrition and warmup
Post race
Warm down:

just walked around a short bit then back to the car; felt like I might cramp due to the cold air

What limited your ability to perform faster:

other than being older--zip

Event comments:

This was a charity 5K as part of the Greater Hartford Marathon and there were ~8000 ppl in the 3 races, which also included the HM and marathon. Superbly organized and very busy but controlled. Activities looked wonderful and there was so much to do and see. Great job by the HMF!! Kudos to rapid results also. Able to look them up by the time I got home about an hour and a half after the race.

Last updated: 2022-09-24 12:00 AM
00:22:35 | 03.12 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/43
Overall: 59/1545
Performance: Good
7:11/7:28/7:13/46sec--(6:07 pace)
Course: new course from when I did it long ago; started on Washington St-into the city in a an infinity pattern
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2022-10-08 9:25 AM

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South Windsor, CT
Subject: Hartford Marathon Foundation 5k

2022-10-10 10:57 AM
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Middle River, Maryland
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Subject: RE: Hartford Marathon Foundation 5k

Holy s@#$!! Dale you're a fast old guy. 


2022-10-10 12:09 PM
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South Windsor, CT
Subject: RE: Hartford Marathon Foundation 5k
thanks Mike

fast is in pink and in parenthesis...but when it comes to old-I represent!
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