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Annandale, Virginia
United States
35F / 2C
Sunny
Total Time = 52m 27s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50+
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Did a bit of dynamic stretching that seemed to help quite a bit for the beginning of the race.
Run
  • 52m 27s
  • 5.6 miles
  • 09m 22s  min/mile
Comments:

I had a pretty good run given my past month of training. Felt good right from the start. I think the dynamic stretches (Myrtl routine) really helped get me warmed up and ready to go. 1st 1/2 of the race was great. Kept heart rate in check. 2nd half of race was more of a struggle as I got tired and couldn't keep up my early pace. My new mantra "I am BEAST!" helped quite a bit for most of the last half but I lost focus during the last .5 mile or so. But still a fun race and good performance overall.
What would you do differently?:

Not slack off the running the month prior to a race! Lose the few pounds gained over the holidays. They are still hanging on.
Post race
Warm down:

Hanging around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training.

Event comments:

EX2 races are always fun and well run.




Last updated: 2013-03-10 12:00 AM
Running
00:52:27 | 05.6 miles | 09m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Fairly flat for a trail race. Lots of twists and turns. A few small stream crossings. Hills weren't too terribly bad. Wakefield Rec. Center.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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