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Toledo Zoo Dart Frog Dash - Run5k

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Toledo, Ohio
United States
Toledo Zoo
60F / 16C
Total Time = 23m 9s
Overall Rank = 72/557
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/39
Pre-race routine:

Got up, had some breakfast and headed to the zoo. Once we got registered, walked around the zoo a bit (some of the animals are a lot more active in the morning then when they are during official zoo hours).
Event warmup:

Did some easy jogging and light stretching. Tried to stay loose while waiting for the delayed start.
  • 23m 9s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

Not much to say really. Was using this race to see where I was in terms of 5k speed. Took the first mile out at a comfortable pace and tried to build from there. Once you climb up the pedestrian bridge you have about a 1/4 mile to go. I was feeling really good at this point so I went as hard as I could for that last 1/4 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Go harder in the first mile, begin my kick a little earlier.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little bit. Once my wife finished, we grabbed some bagels and coffee and then walked around the rest of zoo.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really. I had quite a bit left in the tank at the end of the run so I definately could have pushed harder. Its early in the season and I am within 9 seconds of my PR so I'll take it.

Event comments:

Good race except it takes them for ever to post results (over two hours this year). This event is getting to big for manual timing.

Last updated: 2007-04-21 12:00 AM
00:23:09 | 03.11 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/39
Overall: 72/557
Performance: Average
Course: Two loops around and through the Toledo Zoo. With the exception of climbing up/down a pedestrian bridge, a very flat course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-04-25 12:18 PM

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Ida, Michigan
Subject: Toledo Zoo Dart Frog Dash

2007-04-27 6:44 PM
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northeast Ohio
Subject: RE: Toledo Zoo Dart Frog Dash
Good job on your race!  That would be fun to race at the zoo.  Last weekend was certainly a nice weather weekend for a race in northern Ohio.  It's about time!  Nice to hear about couples doing the same race.  That's cool stuff!
2007-04-28 2:15 PM
in reply to: #776118

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Bay Area, CA
Subject: RE: Toledo Zoo Dart Frog Dash
Sounds like a cool place to have a run and only 9 s slower than your PR is great!

Edited by cadreamer 2007-04-28 2:16 PM
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