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Race Result

Racer: Ted Purnell
Race: Van Metre 5 Mile Run
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2005
Location: Ashburn, VA
Race Type: Run - 5 Mile / 8 km
Age Group: Male 30 - 34
Time: 0:39:45
Overall Place: 82 / 209
Age Group Place: 10 / 18
Comment: Rain, Rain and more rain

Race Report:

Lesssons Learned, I can run a sub 7 mile, but I shouldn't try to at this distance, at least not less then 4 weeks off an Ironman and 5 days off the Army 11+ miler. I had initially thought I could run 37:30 on this course, but readjusted to try for sub 40, but be happy with 42:30 based on the recovery from Wisconsin and Army. So here is how the day went:

Mile 1: 6:59
Mile 2: 7:46
Mile 3: 8:30
Mile 4: 8:41
Mile 5: 7:52
Total: 39:45

One week after running a very consistent race, where my splits were all within a tolerance of 10 seconds, my splits were way off today, in reality if I had set out at a 7:30 first mile, or even 7:45, I could have probably run that 37:30, but there is a big difference in a 7:30 and a 6:59 first mile. So back to the drawing board for some refresher on pacing.