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BlueCross Dogwood Classic 5k - Run5k

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Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
Knoxville Track Club
55F / 13C
Total Time = 20m 15s
Overall Rank = 48/407
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/22
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30am Ate a bagel and drank 1 bottle of water. Drove to Knoxville and lost an hour due to time zones. Honey at 7:30 with a little water.
Event warmup:

Back was tight so I took a little 1/2 mile jog. Stretched a little and felt better.
  • 20m 15s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 31s  min/mile

I came into this race wanting to break 20 minutes. It was a mass start with no chip timing. I was in a good position and didn't have to dodge to many people at the start. My watch time was 20:05 so I was about 10 seconds back from the start line.
What would you do differently?:

Start closer to the start line.
Post race
Warm down:

Water...stood around and talked to some people while other people finished.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was a PR for me by 45 seconds.

Event comments:

I ran here last year in 21:41 so I have made a huge improvement. I won 3rd in my age group and got a $10.00 gift card from Runners Market which I used on my way home. Well organized and well supported.

Last updated: 2007-05-03 12:00 AM
00:20:15 | 03.11 miles | 06m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/22
Overall: 48/407
Performance: Good
1st mile 6:14, 2nd mile 6:25, last 1.1 mile in 7:36
Course: Out and back on sub-division road. Little downhill at start, flat in the center, then back up the slight hill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-05-03 10:54 AM

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