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West Hartford, Connecticut
United States
Hartford Marathon Foundation
29F / -2C
Overcast
Total Time = 26m 34s
Overall Rank = 462/1754
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 15/139
Pre-race routine:

Usual toast, peanut butter, banana about 2 hours before go time
Event warmup:

I didn't really warm up. I thought about it. Probably should have.
Run
  • 26m 34s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 34s  min/mile
Comments:

My goal going in was to go sub 27. OH YEAH. I've done 10 5ks since I started running November 2011 and the times are mostly in the 28s with a few higher exceptions and 1 27:53 in January 2012 when I was starting to train for a HM (that never happened because I got injured). I was tired of seeing 28s so I went for it.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. MY classic MO is to run conservative at first and kick it up as I go - progression run. I'm proud of my execution here!
Post race
Warm down:

Find the friends, go to brunch!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just keep running.

Event comments:

I love HMF races. They are generally well organized and well supported.




Last updated: 2013-12-05 12:00 AM
Running
00:26:34 | 03.1 miles | 08m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/139
Overall: 462/1754
Performance: Good
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/413700472
Course: Rolling hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-12-09 3:09 PM
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Yeah, girl, take the sub-27 and go with fervor!!  26 seconds under 27 is awesome, no cutting it close for you!!  Congrats on beating your time goal handily and having a good race to boot!

2013-12-21 6:55 PM
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Congratulations!
2013-12-24 7:36 AM
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Congrats on reaching your goal!

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