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Autumn Woods Classic - Run5k

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
United States
Three Rivers Park District
50F / 10C
Total Time = 34m 3s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

This was a family race, so we had to get everyone up & fed. Nice to have it close to home!
Event warmup:

After a rough week with my back, I needed extra stretching time and time to decide if I could actually run or if I'd be walking. I ran briefly and felt okay. As I came back, I saw Steve, so we warmed-up more together and talked. It was a nice way to relax my nerves.
  • 34m 3s
  • 3.12 miles
  • 10m 55s  min/mile

I was happy to be running, so my slow pace doesn't bother me at all! I was supposed to be "partners" with my 10 year old, who promptly left me at the start...then one of my colleagues pulled up along side me and we ran the whole race together. It was so relaxing! If I ran with someone more often I might learn to like running! :)
What would you do differently?:

Given my recent back ailments, there isn't anything I would have changed.
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with my family, had some food & drink (lots of Vitamin Water - yum!), visited the sponsor tents. Found out my 10 year old (the one who left me at the start!) finished 3rd in his age group and got a medal! Also, my 7 year old ran a PR and actually finished a second ahead of her mom (along with Dad)!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Back issues, the beginning of bronchitis (school nurse told me on Friday, "I don't think you should run." Do I listen?)

Event comments:

I love this race! It was my first ever and now I've done it three times. I'll keep coming back - plus, it's just minutes from home!

Last updated: 2006-10-09 12:00 AM
00:34:03 | 03.12 miles | 10m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Scenic trails, mix of paved and dirt trail, with a few small hills.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-10-09 4:46 PM

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Twin Cities, MN
Subject: Autumn Woods Classic

2006-10-09 6:56 PM
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molto veloce mama
Subject: RE: Autumn Woods Classic
if you don't mind driving all the way across town, i'd be happy to run with you! sounds like you had a great time. it was a BEAUTIFUL day for a race! please tell your son congrats from my crew!
2006-10-10 8:15 AM
in reply to: #564883

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Dayton, Minnesota
Subject: RE: Autumn Woods Classic
Sounds like a great time! Good job!
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