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Battle of Stonington 5K - Run5k

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Stonington, Connecticut
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 23m 43s
Overall Rank = 78/165
Age Group = M 40-49
Age Group Rank = 27/35
Pre-race routine:

Get to the village pretty close to race start. Find parking on a side street (typical for this venue), get my number and try to stay dry and out of the rain. It's cold, wet and not nice out. I pin on my number, run a bit in a windbreaker, wait for the porta-potties.
Event warmup:

Warm up by running a little, sprint a couple times, do a clif shot. I found a place under a bench for my windbreaker, squeeze onto the side of the street. After pre-race instructions I simply can't hear, we're off.
  • 23m 43s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

I guess the cooler weather favors me. I always thought I didn't mine the heat, but I really had a good race this night (PR!). I did start out fast, but didn't "die" later. I'd be interested to see splits, but felt consistent.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. My best running race so far.
Post race
Warm down:

Considering the light rain, not much. Socialize a bit. Grab a banana, wait for results and get to a warm, dry car and towel. Change clothes ASAP.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I guess nothing!

Event comments:

Another favorite local race. Nice to have some mid-week races instead of tying up weekends.

Full results at:

Last updated: 2007-12-28 12:00 AM
00:23:43 | 03.11 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/35
Overall: 78/165
Performance: Good
Course: Downhill to start, some quick turns on cobbles and wind around short village blocks. After a mile, the course goes out a long causeway private road to a turn-around. After returning to the village past the crooked house in the road, you go up a short hill, past the church and a descending finish on the village green.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-12-28 6:57 PM

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