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Highlands Ranch Turkey Day 5K - Run5k

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
United States
Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch
20F / -7C
Total Time = 24m 30s
Overall Rank = 104/647
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 26/73
Pre-race routine:

got up early and dressed warm. Got to the race early, picked up my packet, used the bathroom and sat in my car to stay warm.
Event warmup:

none. Light jogging to the start.
  • 24m 30s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

This was a good run for me. I finished the first mile right at 8:00 minutes. Mile 2 I felt slower, but hit the marker at 7:58 or so. Last mile I tried to pick it up, but didn't feel I had much left, so I just found a rythm. Must have been faster because my ave. was in the 7s. Plus it is mostly downhill to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Bring water to drink. They had one water station at mile 2, but it was so cold. I think I would have sipped water if I had it with me.
Post race
Warm down:

Jogged to my car and headed home. It was too cold to hang around all sweaty. Plus I had a bird to cook. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold??? Nothing really. This is one of my fastest 5k in Colorado and I felt good on a hilly course.

Event comments:

This is a good race if your looking to avoid the crazyness of Wash Park and the 7500 people that did that race. I was since I hate crowds. :)

Also, I really do like this course even though it is mostly uphill.

Last updated: 2007-11-19 12:00 AM
00:24:30 | 03.11 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/73
Overall: 104/647
Course: Starts off very hilly, then just a gradual uphill til about mile 2, then rolling downhill to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-11-23 7:55 PM

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