Thursday, June 07, 2007

Duskbuster 5k

This was a really nice race. While it wasn't super organized, the course was nice, the weather was great, it was at a beautiful time of day (7pm), and there was a really good atmosphere.

This is from last year's race,
but it looked pretty much the same last night!

I warmed up for about ten minutes, and I still felt a little bit stiff, but I decided not to overdo it since I'd taken a spin class earlier in the day. I hung out with a few friends from SFRRC and before we knew it we were lining up for the start. Some last minute good news - they had been able to get the course certified that day - and we were on our way.

Well, I probably shouldn't have taken that spin class...

As you can tell by the following pace chart, my first mile went really well. It was tough, but I felt great. In fact, I probably should have gone out a little bit slower. My second mile was really hard (especially after we were forced to run through the sprinklers - something that I didn't really enjoy). You can see the spikes in my pace where I walked for a couple of seconds and where I stopped to tie my shoe. The third mile was pure torture. I think I only got passed by about 5 people (and 2 dogs), but I was breathing so hard that I was on the verge of puking. I walked for a few seconds there, but I didn't want to give up my sub-8, so I dug back in. Thank God I did, because I came in at 24:23, a 7:50 pace!

I'm not totally pleased with my performance, and I'm sure this would have been much easier (and probably faster) had I not run 6 miles last night and had I not gone to spin class, but hey, I got my first sub-8 race! Time to start training harder!!!

Route:--Elev. Avg:0 ft
Location:Point Bonita Coast Guard Light Station, CAElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:06/06/07Up/Downhill: [+0/-0]
Time:07:12 PMDifficulty:0 / 5.0

Distance: 3.12 miles
Speed:7.70 mph
Pace:7' 47 /mi
Elevation (ft.)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
17' 14-0' 338.3+0.60 ft
28' 03+0' 157.4-0.3-16 ft
38' 17+0' 297.2-0.50 ft
end7' 46-0' 017.7+0.0+16 ft
Versus average of 7' 47 min/mi

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