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Sunshine Run - Run5k

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Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
United States
Run the Day
45F / 7C
Total Time = 19m 29s
Overall Rank = 4/92
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, went to Church early and then met my parents at registration. My wife and my Mom were planning on running. But my Dad the trip too, which meant I would be able to run today. :-)
Event warmup:

Jogged around for 5-10' to try to loosen up.
  • 19m 29s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 16s  min/mile

Started out just off the pace of the lead group. Was worried I was once again starting out too fast in a short race, but hit the mile in 6:19, which was just about spot on my 6:20 target. At this point I moved ahead of a couple high school runners and settled into 4th place, but well off the lead group who were running together. The second mile was a bit hillier than I expected and I clocked a 6:28.

Into the 3rd mile, I was still well back of 2nd & 3rd (1st had moved out from them at the half-way point) and there was nobody near me in the rear so it was a bit hard to push myself. But I tried to remind myself my goal was to break 20:00, place was not a concern. Once I was into the final 1/4 mile I was pretty sure I was going to make it, but it wasn't until I closed in on the finish that I realized I had cleared it easily.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Jogged back to my Dad and the kids and then walked back to the finish are to cheer in my wife and Mom.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No speed work and a long bike/run yesterday.

Event comments:

A very nicely organized local 5k race for a good cause. We'll be back at this one.

Last updated: 2007-03-25 12:00 AM
00:19:29 | 03.11 miles | 06m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 4/92
Performance: Good
1 - 6:19, 2 - 6:28, 3.1 - 6:42
Course: Out-and-back loop through local neighborhood roads. Gentle hills.
Keeping cool Average 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
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-03-26 9:06 AM

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Not a Coach
Media, PA
Subject: Sunshine Run

2007-03-26 9:48 AM
in reply to: #736762

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New City, New York
Subject: RE: Sunshine Run
Always nice to pass those obnoxious HS kids! Good job!
2007-03-26 11:21 AM
in reply to: #736762

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Extreme Veteran
Southeast, PA
Subject: RE: Sunshine Run
6:16s?!?!? Smoking! nice job.
2007-03-29 9:18 AM
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Cycling Guru
Fulton, MD
Subject: RE: Sunshine Run

Just saw this!  Frickin' rockin'!!

Nice work on the top 5 and the AG win!  Now do a mini-taper and REALLY see what you can do.  Bet you'd make me have to work to beat you.

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