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Valentine's Day Run - 5K - Run5k

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DePere, Wisconsin
United States
Midwest Sports Events
0F / -18C
Total Time = 39m 6s
Overall Rank = 208/299
Age Group = F25-29
Age Group Rank = 16/28
Pre-race routine:

i woke up two hours before race time and had a big ol' bowl of oatmeal with raisins and about half a liter of water. Visited with my parents since i got in last night at just about my bedtime.
Event warmup:

To and from the car to drop off my t-shirt. Stood around and talked to two of my aunts and one of my uncles.
  • 39m 6s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m 34s  min/mile

i was overdressed for a hard run. i was wearing the right amount of clothing for a leisurely jog, but not so much when i was trying my hardest to keep up my pace.

i think maybe i shouldn't trying to run LT tests when it's quite so cold outside. It's four hours later, and i'm still hacking. Stupid asthma.
What would you do differently?:

i would wear one fewer shirt (!) and not go out so fast. The second thing is the most critical.
Post race
Warm down:

Standing around and drinking hot chocolate while trying to keep my lungs in my chest cavity.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training and asthma.

Event comments:

Any race that gives out wax-covered hunks of cheese shaped like lips can't be bad, right?

Last updated: 2007-02-10 12:00 AM
00:39:06 | 03.11 miles | 12m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/28
Overall: 208/299
Performance: Good
i ran this as a LT test. Average heart rate was 180, but my average heart rate for the relevant portion was 171. i went out WAY too fast. My bad. i guess i'll have to do another one of these again sometime.
Course: This was a combination out-and-back and a loop through a residential area near downtown De Pere.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2007-02-10 3:04 PM

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Subject: Valentine's Day Run - 5K

2007-02-11 3:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Valentine's Day Run - 5K

You did great in the cold out there. I,ve tried running at -10C and it was brutal -18C is way too cold for me! Congrats on doing, fininshing and making good times! You are hard are ready for the weather up here...mother nature has nothing on you!


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