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Blue Ridge Burn - Run5k

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Charlottesville, Virginia
United States
Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine
65F / 18C
Total Time = 09m
Overall Rank = 40/65
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 3/6
Pre-race routine:

40 Barbara Shenefield F 47 F4049 3/6 29:49 9:37 N

Event warmup:

jog half mile, walk around
  • 29m 49s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 37s  min/mile

Opted for the 5K Blue Ridge Burn since we had a good amount of rain yesterday and did not want to risk slipping on trails that are already pretty tricky. 5K pace on those twisty turny trails felt hell-bent-for-leather crazy. I had been training for the 10K distance/pace. Nice to have others to run with. Glad I have been doing speed work cause I poured it on over those few straight and flat stretches - carefully picked my way over roots & rocks on the steep downhills and walked a couple of uphills. The finish is kind of ugly, at the top of that little but steep hill with the loose rocks and sand - I prefer a finish on a downhill slope so I can look good ;-)

Pleased with my time and had fun, despite some health issues and this continuing sleep problem.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster. Run longer race - 5K's are just too short and fast for me
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and cheered for runners still on the course and coming across the finish

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Who knows, but not in as good a mood as usual and that might have contributed.

Editted to add: OK so I ended up lying down an any horizontal surface for the rest of the day w/ fever & GI problems (unrelated to race; explains weird mood attack)

Last updated: 2007-10-20 12:00 AM
00:29:49 | 03.1 miles | 09m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 40/65
Performance: Good
Course: Dam Loop plus part of orange trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-10-20 11:04 AM

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