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Mercantile Bank Run through the Rapids - Run5k

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States
Mercantile Bank
55F / 13C
Total Time = 25m
Overall Rank = 65/223
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/12
Pre-race routine:

Stood around and watched other people look really serious. I stretched for a few minutes, then took a 5 minute run to warm up my legs a little. Primarily I was just trying to keep warm before the sun was was cold!
Event warmup:

Not much...quick jog, quick stretch, a lot of standing around shivering.
  • 25m
  • 5 kms
  • 05m  min/km

I lost some momentum during mile 2, but got it back during the last mile.
What would you do differently?:

I would have skipped attempt to get water at aid station, I didn't need it. Needed to keep my pace up a little better during mile 2.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked for a few minutes, then hopped in the car to go get some breakfast.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I weigh too much and my legs are too short.

Last updated: 2007-10-20 12:00 AM
00:25:00 | 05 kms | 05m  min/km
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 65/223
Performance: Good
Started really quick. Kept my HR well in Z5 during the entire race...averaged 165bpm, but that included some warm up and cool down time. Actual race average was probably close to 170bpm.
Course: Easy to follow, plenty of turns to break it in to chunks, nice stretches along the river and over some bridges.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-10-20 10:37 AM

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