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Tempe, Arizona
United States
68F / 20C
Total Time = 08m 30s
Overall Rank = 1791/2858
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 183/229
Pre-race routine:

Cup of coffee, some water and yogurt. Registered at the race site.
Event warmup:

Watched the 5k, chatted with Ken and Dawn. stretched a bit. Met Bruce, who was stationed at Luke AFB with Ken, Dawn and I in the late eighties
  • 1h 01m 9s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile

You know I started the race with really no goal in mind. I viewed it basically as a training run. I passed several slower (I'm slow) people on the Mill Ave bridge which set me up for the run. I felt good on the Curry climb and settled into a good pace. I heard the time at the 3 mile mark and I was right at 30 min. I was happy. The 4 & 5 mile marks were 40 and 50 min. I was thinking that I could get an hour if I was able to stay at the is pace. This was my second year running this course, so it was nice to recall places on the course where I may have struggled before or walked.

I was very pleased to set a PR with this time. I think I ran at about 1:09 last year so this was quite an improvement. I also only walked during the water stops, so I am pleased that I am getting better at this. I had plenty left to pick up the pace once I made the final turn onto Mill.
What would you do differently?:

Uh, nothing. I surprised myself with this run
Post race
Warm down:

I walked around and drank some water. got a muffin and an apple for some fuel.

Event comments:

This is the 32nd year for the race. They have all of the logistics down. Post race concert with a local band and some free beer. What is not to like about that. National anthem was played prior to the race.

Last updated: 2007-11-12 12:00 AM
01:01:09 | 06.2 miles | 09m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 183/229
Overall: 229/2858
Performance: Good
I wish I had more to give. I turned off my Garmin during the race by mistake. I was trying to capture a lap split but turned off the timer. Doh! I was able to see that I was running at about a 9:30 pace. The HR feature was still on. I recall seeing 200 as I crossed the finish line
Course: Same as last year. Start and finish on Mill. Cross the Mill and Scottsdale bridges. Curry was a mess due to the construction. Yuck!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 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] 5

2007-11-12 12:24 PM

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