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4 Miler Gobble Gobble - Run4 Mile

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Naples, Florida
United States
Gulf Coast Runners
80F / 27C
Total Time = 37m 52s
Overall Rank = /750
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 610 am, a slice of orange, coffee, diet Pepsi. Stretched a bit. Drove over to pick up my mom at 635 and drove to venue.
Event warmup:

No warm up, just dropped off food donation, found bathroom and waited in line. Then went to find start location. A bit of confusion of direction, start area but then moved toward back of pack to start. Watched the kid mile race, listened to Star Spangled Banner played on horn (could not see the musician though) then started.
  • 37m 52s
  • 4 miles
  • 09m 28s  min/mile

Fun run - not competitive, but needed practice. A bit crowded at beginning so pace was slower then. Nearly collided with kid that suddenly stopped. Lots of strollers, packs of runners. 2 water stations, I took h2o at second one. Tried to go faster last 1/2 mile but went too soon so next time know to wait til last 1/4 mile to put on more gas.
What would you do differently?:

Get more to front of pack to start, save gas for last push.
Post race
Warm down:

Was happy with time - fast for me! :) So grateful to have my mom as my cheerleader! She wanted to go to see me run and to learn how these things are orchestrated. She was impressed that I passed people and also at the varied array of peeps in the race - young, old, etc...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

pushed too soon at end.

Event comments:

Would love to see both a 5k and 10k at this race. Can't beat it for a fun way to celebrate Turkey Day!

Last updated: 2007-11-09 12:00 AM
00:37:52 | 04 miles | 09m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/750
Performance: Good
Course: Along Gulfshore Blvd - flat out and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-11-24 7:04 PM

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