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Falling Leaves 5K - Run5k

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Utica, New York
United States
Utica Roadrunners
60F / 16C
Total Time = 21m 31s
Overall Rank = 37/469
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/36
  • 21m 31s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 55s  min/mile

My training mileage has really dropped off since June. Can't remember the last time I ran more than five miles at a clip. Still swiming now and then. Let's not even talk about the bike.

I'm vaguely impressed with myself for going under 22 minutes here (only my second time under that mark), given that my base has gotten so skimpy and I haven't done any speed work. Granted, I was winded and mile two got to be pretty uncomfortable, but the result was pretty good. My 4th place AG finish netted me a silver medal because first and second in my bracket were also OA one and two.
What would you do differently?:

Wonder what I could have done here if I had been better trained? In my head I keep dreaming about a sub-20 5K. Still too far away from that mark to get excited, but it's something to shoot for.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and sipped gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Backed off in mile two when the lactic acid came pouring in. Some speed work would help.

Last updated: 2007-09-23 12:00 AM
00:21:31 | 03.11 miles | 06m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/36
Overall: 37/469
Performance: Average
Course: Up and over a hill in mile one. Slight incline in mile two. Back down the hill for a speedy finish!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-09-27 7:28 AM

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Central New York
Subject: Falling Leaves 5K

2007-09-27 2:19 PM
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Kansas City, MO
Subject: RE: Falling Leaves 5K
Nice race! Congrats
2007-09-27 3:55 PM
in reply to: #980873

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Subject: RE: Falling Leaves 5K
wow, awesome time Xan!
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