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Dana Point Turkey Trot - Run5k

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Dana Point, California
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 29m 26s
Overall Rank = 667/2142
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 208/1139
Pre-race routine:

Drove down to Dana Point with Matt, ate a banana in the car.
Event warmup:

Walked around the expo with Matt
  • 29m 26s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 29s  min/mile

It took Matt and I a few minutes to cross the starting line. Tons of people there! I told Matt to run his own race and we would meet up after the race at the expo. It was a crowded course, lots of people walking and with strollers. It was tough getting around people, was forced to walk at first since there was no way to get around people. Hit mile 1 at 10:30, was shocked that I was there so quickly because of all of the walking I did in the crowd. I was amazed at the amount of teenagers on the course walking about half a mile in. 3 girls were walking and were complaining,"where is the finish line?" It's really sad that three 15 year-old girls can't even run a half a mile! After mile 1 was able to get more running in. I passed a guy with a Vineman 70.3 shirt and I yelled to him that I did the race this summer. We both yelled a quick congrats to each other. I kept pushing my pace since the course was so flat and my legs were feeling good. Sprinted the last few hundred yards and crossed the finish line in 29:26! Was thrilled with my time. PR baby!!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, great race for me!
Post race
Warm down:

Found Matt at the expo, he finished less than 1 minute in front of me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Crowded course, but I had a great race!

Event comments:

There was a masters race and a 40 and under race. Matt and I wound up running in the masters race although we are under 40. It was not clear which race was going off. Lots of people under 40 ran the "masters" race.

Last updated: 2007-11-16 12:00 AM
00:29:26 | 03.1 miles | 09m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 208/1139
Overall: 667/2142
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course around the harbor.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-11-25 1:46 PM

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