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Laurel, Delaware
US
Seashore Striders
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 34m 46s
Overall Rank = 79/136
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 12/26
Pre-race routine:

Bagel (whole wheat, PB&J), large coffee
Event warmup:

Pretty chilly prior to race so mostly sat in the car to stay warm. Did a little jogging 15 min before, stretches while waiting to start.
Run
  • 34m 46s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 13s  min/mile
Comments:

3.5 min run/1.5 min walk, last 4:45 running.
What would you do differently?:

Drink some Gatorade and/or eat a banana or 2 before race. Got a bad cramp in my calf. Didn't slow me down but was pretty uncomfortable.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around, had some oranges & H20, then sat around waiting for awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Calf cramp. Also felt like I could have run longer and walked less than I did.

Event comments:

Small race to honor memory of a guy whose nickname was Goose. Mostly local runners who know each other. Very pretty state park, lots of birds but no geese!! Felt a little sore going in because of walking on the beach the day before, but overall, pretty good.




Last updated: 2014-05-08 12:00 AM
Running
00:34:46 | 03.1 miles | 11m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 79/136
Performance: Good
Course: Very shady; trail was through fairly heavy tree cover. Pretty flat, a few little rises. Trail was packed dirt/sand/sm. chipped rock. A few easily avoidable muddy spots.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2014-05-27 1:00 PM
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Yay, nice race!  Bummer there were no geese.  I believe you failed to mention your PR, my dear!

MARY GOT A 5K PR AT THIS RACE!!!!

2014-05-28 9:56 PM
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Well, it's definitely easier to PR when it's my 2nd 5k ever and when racing at sea level, but the fact remains that yes, I did get a PR. 

2014-05-29 11:20 AM
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Nicely done! A PR and the belief that you could have done more running/less walking. I see even more PR's in your future!

2014-06-04 8:38 AM
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A PR is a PR is a PR!!!  WOOT!

Agree that there are MANY more in your future.  

Sounds like it was a fun race, to boot (local flave, honoring a friend, and all).

Congrats!

Matt

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