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Chester County Turkey Trot 5k - Run5k

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
United States
Chester County Running Store
38F / 3C
Total Time = 20m 8s
Overall Rank = 19/159
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 3/26
Event warmup:

Shorter warm-up than planned due to the weather (heavy rain and wind). Ran for about 10' and did 3 sets of 30 strides. Rain let up just before the race started which was nice.
  • 20m 8s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 28s  min/mile

Started off a bit too fast, but a hill toward the back of the first mile helped bring my pace under control. Only noteworthy item during mile 2 was stepping into a deep puddle which left me with a cold foot. Picked up the pace a a bit when I got to what I guessed was mile 2 (no markers that I saw). Couldn't tell where the finish was and I think I let up a bit in the last 1/2 mile because4 of that. When I finally saw the line, could see I was not going to break 20:00 and was easily going to break 20:30 so just cruised home. Happy with the time!
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder toward the finish.
Post race
Warm down:

10' jog through the parking lot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Willingness to push into more discomfort near the finish. No speed work.

Last updated: 2006-11-23 12:00 AM
00:20:08 | 03.11 miles | 06m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/26
Overall: 19/159
Performance: Good
Course: Loop through parking lot and golf course path. Only a couple of small hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-11-23 10:20 AM

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Not a Coach
Media, PA
Subject: Chester County Turkey Trot 5k

2006-11-23 10:55 AM
in reply to: #607083

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Subject: RE: Chester County Turkey Trot 5k
Great race! From looking at your log, this was a PR, right?
2006-11-24 7:30 AM
in reply to: #607083

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Reston VA
Subject: RE: Chester County Turkey Trot 5k
Nice race! I see a 19 min 5k in your future
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