68F / 20C
Total Time = 5h 30m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = /
Short run, went back to hotel to change into race gear and was late for the race. Oh well.
Live band. Handing out registration was well orchestrated and organized.
Well if we had been there at the start time, that would have been nice. I got the start ti for this race mixed up with the start time for a race I have in a few weeks. We went back to the hotel to relax a little and put on our race shirts. When we arrived back, the race had started. Color me embarassed! I take full responsibility. We decided that since our goal was to run and raise money for Make a Wish we would race anyhow, even with the 12 minute late start! (!!!!!) We actually came in well before some other people. I based my time on my chronograph.
I actually ran more than the 5k because, realizing I wasn't going to get an official time anyhow, I decided to run back after hitting mile two and join Roy. So I really ran (in my estimation) about 3.6 miles (which matches my regular race pace of about 8.5 min mile). I didn't want him to feel bad. It was a really easy run. I loved it so much, we got up the next morning (today) and ran the same path again.
What would you do differently?:
Actually try getting to the start line ON TIME! What a novel thought!
Walked around and grabbed water and an apple. Stretched out, but not enough.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
Going back to run with Roy. Disappointment that we had started late when I really wanted to try my best to place in the top half of my age group.
For its first year, the Rock and Roll 4k went really well. I plan to do it again next year. My only complaint is that I don't really like the evening start time. I prefer morning races. There is too big a chance that you'll hit hot weather at 5:30...or that you'll have an idiot racer who thinks the race starts at 6:30.
Last updated: 2004-05-22 9:00 PM Running
00:31:47 | 03.1 miles | 10m 15s min/mile
Age Group: /
Course: Started at Edgewater. Ran down to Myrtle Edwards Park along bike path. Turned at Happy Hooker (fish bait shop...get your mind out of the gutter) and back to Edgewater. Well managed course. Police escorts along the way. Paved course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4