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Glen Allen, Virginia
US
Richmond Road Runners
90F / 32C
Sunny
Total Time = 42m 13s
Overall Rank = 452/475
Age Group = F 30-34
Age Group Rank = 33/36
Pre-race routine:

Snack before the race, drive to the race site
Event warmup:

Walked around and picked up bib. Did some calf stretching because they were really really tight.
Run
  • 42m 13s
  • 5 kms
  • 08m 32s  min/km
Comments:

Goals for this race:

1. Survive and not die
2. Run my own race
3. Be faster than Saturday's 5k

Somehow I managed to accomplish all of these goals! I started off a bit too fast (running 11:13 min/mile going into my first walk break), so I had to slow down some later one. I tried to stick to running 5/walking 3 because it was so hot and I was feeling under the weather (did I mention I had a stomach bug earlier in the day?). Got passed a ton at the beginning, but I definitely passed people towards the end.

Annoyed that there wasn't food left at the end of the race because of all the non-racers eating the food. Sent a message to the race org on Facebook, so hopefully that will change.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Good given the conditions.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, got some water, tried to find food. Chatted quickly with a few people, then drove home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat, stomach bug.




Last updated: 2013-06-20 12:00 AM
Running
00:42:13 | 05 kms | 08m 32s  min/km
Age Group: 33/36
Overall: 452/475
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-07-09 11:37 AM

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2013-07-09 11:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Cul de Sac 5k 2013 #1

Accomplishing the goals you set out is awesome!

 

No post race munchies cause non-racers were snacking isn't so awesome

2013-07-09 11:53 AM
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All 3 goals accomplished awesome!!  And yes, I too find it annoying when there is nothing left to eat when I finish.  Yell  Hope your tummy is feeling better!
2013-07-09 12:01 PM
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Subject: RE: Cul de Sac 5k 2013 #1

WOOT!  Nice job with hitting all 3 of your goals! 

I hope the food thing changes - that's one of my HUGE pet peeves when non-runners/triathletes/racers start eating all the food for the people who have actually done the race.  Grrrrrrr!!!  

2013-07-09 2:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Cul de Sac 5k 2013 #1

Nice job!  I accessed this through your race log and I noticed that your two events this week were very similar in time.  I thought to myself, "Now that's consistency!"  Then I noticed that the Monday event was faster!  Woo hoo!  WAY TO GO!

I hate it when non racers partake and when organizers put out all the food at once so the people who are faster or do a shorter distance (5k/10k event, for example) get the food and then there is nothing left for me.  Boo on the organizers for that!  Glad that you spoke up!

2013-07-09 2:43 PM
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YAAAY for not dying! 


2013-07-09 9:06 PM
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Great job. Even though it was hotter, you still met all of your goals.
2013-07-12 6:17 AM
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Nice job Jen. Keep on hitting your goals and moving forward, you are awesome!
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