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Brighton, Colorado
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 18m 50s
Overall Rank = 13/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Drove to race with Melanie.
Event warmup:

Ran 2 miles easy - out to the 2 mile mark and back running the last mile of the race. I did 2 quick bursts right before the start
  • 18m 50s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 04s  min/mile

Started out quick, not hard, not fast, just quick. I didn't feel smooth at all - kind of 'clumpy' - just not smooth is the best way to explain it. Went through mile 1 around 6:02 - asked another runner near me - turns out later he is a BT member - Mike Q - I trailed Mike for the rest of the race - lead woman was up ahead, but couldn't reel her in. Went through 2 miles at 12:08 and decided then I would go under 19 and maybe even 18:50 if I could keep the pace up. Mile 2-3 has more turns than any other part of the course - so its slows you a little. I hit mile 3 at 18:16 so good pacing on the day and there were a bunch of us (3 or 4) closing in on the finish line at once - I dug deep but I can tell my legs are still glycogen depleted from the 2.5 hour run on Tuesday. Even yesterday during the 4x100m I did, I had to work hard and I wasn't moving very quickly - so I just pushed hard, but I stayed where I was - and finshed behind the pack. Mojo was solid, pacing was excellent. I think Amy (timer) was a little slow on the trigger - I never saw 18:48 on the clock - but she had me for 18:50 - so I am sure I was under that - oh well - 3 secs don't matter but if you work hard, you should get your actual time right? ;-)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - stretch the groin more - still tender and stiff from Tuesday's run.
Post race
Warm down:

Ran 12 minutes with Mel around the block - Mel ran 21:xx and won the 35-30 F. I keep telling her she should actually train, she might just see how good she can be. ;-)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. I went as hard as I could the entire time.

Last updated: 2006-11-18 12:00 AM
00:18:50 | 03.11 miles | 06m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 13/
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat - around the block - nice course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
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] 4

2006-11-18 5:09 PM

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Boulder, Colorado
Subject: Brighton 5k

2006-11-18 5:33 PM
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Clifton, NJ
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nice job!
i'm reading all the 5K rr's i can b/c i have my first stand alone 5k tomorrow morning... i'm mostly concerned w/what people do to warm up, looks like you did alot!
2006-11-18 9:15 PM
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Official BT Coach
Englewood, CO
Subject: RE: Brighton 5k
Nice race stud.  I wish I could break the 19 minute barrier.  Impressive.
2006-11-19 1:57 AM
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Great race Mike, and thanks for pushing me. It always helps to have someone at your same level to keep you on track.

I'm glad you thought the timer was a bit slow on the trigger because I thought I was a little faster than what she got me down as. Oh well.
2006-11-19 9:01 AM
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Kansas City, MO
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Congrats on another great race.
2006-11-20 11:26 PM
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Extreme Veteran
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Nice race Mike. Speedy.

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