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Niketown 5 for Kids - Run5k

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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
53F / 12C
Total Time = 8h 00m
Overall Rank = 147/821
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/28
Pre-race routine:

Drove into town and parked at work. Walked about 1.5 miles to the race start, picking up friends as I went. Did not eat anything but had a little Starbucks frappuccino (the bottled kind) as this is my normal morning workout routine.

Hung out with Meredith, Kristen, running group Leslie, and their friends until start time.
Event warmup:

The walk to get to the race start.
  • 25m 43s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile

It was tough starting out because they had a large group of kids and their parents at the front who did not really run. The first mile was more than a minute slower than the second and third. The course did not thin out much until the last mile or so. The second mile was a little faster than I had intended but I was a little frustrated about the delays early on. On the climb up Monroe I would have slowed down if not for Meredith pulling me along. She caught me before the end of the first mile and I had a hard time keeping up with her. With about 1/4 mile to go I told her that I didn't have anything left for a finishing kick. She shamed me into putting out just a little more effort. I tried to run down a 9-year-old girl but she smiled at me and sped ahead to beat me. Oh to be young again.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. My 5k goal for the year was to beat 27:00 and, thanks to Meredith, I smashed that time.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit then cheered for Kristen and Leslie as they came down the chute.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training. Too much weight.

Last updated: 2007-02-16 12:00 AM
00:25:43 | 03.11 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/28
Overall: 147/821
Performance: Good
Course: Pretty hilly but nothing too bad.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-03-11 8:46 AM

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Roswell, GA
Subject: Niketown 5 for Kids

2007-03-12 1:32 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Atlanta, GA
Subject: RE: Niketown 5 for Kids
Congrats, you had an impressive race. I'm glad Meredith was there to force you to your limits. Awesome job! I think running 5Ks is hard too... the need to go all out the entire time wears you out by the 3 mile mark.
2007-03-12 1:41 PM
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Nashville, TN
Subject: RE: Niketown 5 for Kids

You really rocked that race!  Congrats Felix!!!

2007-03-12 3:57 PM
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Alpharetta, GA
Subject: RE: Niketown 5 for Kids
Nice race, Felix!!  You'd probably have run faster if you hadn't gotten tired from picking up all your friends while walking to the start!   Way to smash your PR anyway!!
2007-03-13 11:55 AM
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Athens, Ga.
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Awesome job, Felix! Way to smash your last 5K time!
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