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Durham Almond Blossom - Run5k

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Durham, California
United States
Durham Sports Boosters
60F / 16C
Total Time = 22m 12s
Overall Rank = 16/150
Age Group = 45-50
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

Usual peanut butter and toast, two shot bloks about an hour out from the race.
Event warmup:

Lots of stretching and a few "pace runs"
  • 22m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

Went out too fast - first lap was way too fast, and knew as soon as I checked my watch it was going to be a hard finish.
What would you do differently?:

Run even splits, just under 7 minute miles - and finish quicker.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around and drinking some water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Missed my correct pace. This really screwed up my race - and caused me to run this race slower than last year (by 5 seconds). This is the first race in 5 plus years of racing that I have been slower than the previous year...I was very disappointed, to say the least.

And what is up with this age bracket - the winner in this bracket was 17 minutes, and the second and third spot was 19 minutes and 20 minutes, respectively.

Event comments:

Great race - but horrible awards ceremony. It was probably two hours after I finished before they had any times available - and were able to start the awards.

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Last updated: 2007-01-26 12:00 AM
00:22:12 | 03.11 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 16/150
Performance: Below average
Mile 1 - 6' 31"/mi Mile 2 - 14' 06 (7'35"/mi) Mile 3.1 22'12" (8'6"/1.1 mi) = 437"/mi = 7'29"/mi
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-02-17 6:27 PM

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