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Feaster Five Road Race - Run5 Mile


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Andover, Massachusetts
United States
Merrimack Valley Striders
45F / 7C
Precipitation
Total Time = 49m 26s
Overall Rank = 1813/2496
Age Group = F30-39
Age Group Rank = 255/361
Pre-race routine:

Went there early to get a parking spot outside of the "official" lot. Took a nap in the car listening to the Eine Kleine Nacht Musik. Sipped some coffee. Then to the track where kids run to meet up with BTers.
Event warmup:

Jogged to porta-potty, then to track.
Run
  • 49m 26s
  • 5 miles
  • 09m 53s  min/mile
Comments:

We talked about running together. Lost Tri_again at the start when she went to the porta-potty. The running together lasted about 0.5 mile when akabak started flying up the hill. Mile 1 marker was where the 5-k'ers split up with the 5-milers. The crowd thinned out. scott was still on my right, separated by a group. By 1.5 mile, I felt warm and took of my outter layer. Scott was a few steps behind me. I fell into my own comfortable pace. Mile 2 water station, scott still slightly behind. SunnyS past me there. Few minutes later tri_again past me. Tried to run with her but she was too fast. On a down hill saw scott ran by. Followed him but could keep up, then lost him. Since we've lost everyone I decided to run at my own pace, and push a bit. Last mile was a big down hill and I was cruising. Close to the finish saw a coworker walking on the sidewalk. He lived around the area but wasn't in the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Got stuck at the bottle neck where everyone returned timimg chips and got food. Scott came up behind me. Apparently I was following the wrong guy. Got some water and a bagel, and the apple pie. Walked back to car to get my jacket - starting to get cold. Back to the finish area and hung out with Joanne and Amanda. Then the 5-k walkers (Max, Patti, Joanne's son and daughter, Ontherun and his wife) arrived. Chit-chatted for a while then go home.

Event comments:

Great way to get a good workout before the Thanksgiving binge-eating. COol to hang out with BTers, too.




Last updated: 2007-11-07 12:00 AM
Running
00:49:26 | 05 miles | 09m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 255/361
Overall: 1813/2496
Performance: Good
Data from watch (49:41) from gun shot to starting mat = 3:06 mile splits = 10:47, 10:24, 9:34, 10:02, 8:54 Official gun time = 52:52, net time = 49:26
Course: Andover downtown, into some residential area. First mile overlapped with the 5k course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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Race evaluation [1-5]

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2007-11-22 10:41 AM

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2007-11-22 11:19 AM
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Awesome Job DK hope you had a great tiem and HAPPY THANKSGIVING
2007-11-22 2:46 PM
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Congrats Denise!

Sub 10's is sweet

Have a Happy Thanksgiving with your brother! 

 

2007-11-22 3:04 PM
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I like seeing you at races, even if just briefly.  You looked strong and comfortable out there.
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Was it really just at mile 2 when I saw you? I thought I was past the half-way point, but you're probably right.  It was just shortly after the water table....

2007-11-23 5:35 AM
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Great job, DK!  Great to see you, even if I could only keep up for a little while!
2007-11-23 10:27 AM
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Sounds like a fun race - very good times - a lot of variation in your splits - must be due to terrain?

Happy Thanksgiving!


2007-11-23 3:38 PM
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Sounds like a fun start to the Holiday!  Glad you had a great time, and nice times! 
2007-11-23 6:03 PM
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Good Job D.K.....Happy Thanksgiving!
2007-11-24 8:02 AM
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Nice run...how was the pie?
2007-11-24 8:32 AM
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Wow, congrats on getting under 50 minutes and that last split was really fast!  That's a tough race to set a PR because of that big hill right at the start.  It was fun hanging around with everyone, sorry that Patti and I finished so late.  At least we didn't have trouble getting out of the empty parking lot! 

 

2007-11-24 6:45 PM
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Sorry I missed all the fun. Glad you had a good time. Nice job on doing the 5 miles...


2007-11-25 6:13 PM
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Nice job DK! Who wouldn't run for pie!
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