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Bettendorf, Iowa
3rd place age group finish
72F / 22C
Total Time = 34m 5s
Overall Rank = 41/314
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/9
Event warmup:

Slow jog for abut 10 mins. to elevate heart
  • 34m 5s
  • 5 miles
  • 06m 49s  min/mile

This 10-year-old race is a scholarship fund raiser for our high school. The race is named after Carl Schillig, a cross-country runner who was killed by a hit-and-run driver. My first mile was a 6:32 split, mostly downhill to flat. Some long and steep hills later in the race brought my time in a bit. There were actually about 1,100 participants, but 0nly 314 in the 5 mile race. Also had a 5k (my wife took first in her age group there) and a fun run and a walk and an in-line skating category too.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, 2 bananas

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My training schedule shifted about 3 weeks ago from performance to maintenance, so I'm not at a peak any longer. Have added about 7 pounds and I'm only running about 10-15 miles per week.

Event comments:

I had a gret time and actually thought I was leading my age group because I don't know the two guys who finished ahead of me. Missed 1st in age group by 48 seconds and 2nd place by 8 seconds. Oh well ... there's always next year.

Last updated: 2004-09-07 12:00 AM
00:34:05 | 05 miles | 06m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 41/314
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
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

2004-09-07 9:16 AM

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Subject: Run with Carl

2004-09-07 9:54 AM
in reply to: #58466

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Subject: RE: Run with Carl

Hey Fellow Member of the 50+ Club,

I am really impressed that you have maintained your speed.  I have dropped off signficantly over the last 10 years.  They say you have to do the speed work to keep the speed and I haven't.  Way to go.


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