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CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge - Run3.5 Mile

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Albany, New York
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 19m 18s
Overall Rank = 14/6062
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate way too much junk food at home after getting out of work at 3:00. Eventually got on the bus to head to the plaza, met up at the Albany Med tent for pictures, etc.
Event warmup:

Easy jog with a few strides and drills at the end. Changed shoes and headed to the start line, finding Joe for one final show down.
  • 19m 18s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 05m 31s  min/mile

My last chance to beat Joe at this race. Started with him, eventually pulling slightly ahead after we entered the park. I was hoping this would be like Boilermaker, but I sensed he was just behind me the whole time. Mile 1 was a little too fast as usual, so just tried to hold on through the tough second mile rollers. Tried to settle in the 3rd mile when it flattens, all the while feeling Joe right behind me. He finally came up to my shoulder as we hit the mile 3 marker around 16:40. He picked it up into the downhill finish, and my legs just couldn't match him.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe I should've stayed on Joe's shoulder instead of making an early move. Didn't have much to give at the end, and came home with a PR, so can't complain too much.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around watching others finishing before heading to dinner, which was more walking. No actual cool down run.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Perhaps the 5k 5 days prior took a little finishing pop out of the legs.

Event comments:

Will miss facing off against Joe, but that aside this is always a super fun event that I look forward to every year. Once again the fastest Albany Med employee!

Last updated: 2024-05-25 12:00 AM
00:19:18 | 03.5 miles | 05m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 14/6062
Performance: Good
Course: Uphill start before going into the park for some rollers, then a long straightaway down Madison Ave to the downhill finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2024-05-25 7:08 PM

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