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 Geroge's Jog 5K race report (W / PICS)
mrbill

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Joined: 09 May 2006
Posts: 84

Geroge's Jog 5K race report (W / PICS) Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:18 am 

We decided to ride our bikes this morning to the race, which is about 5 miles away. We took the Forest Preserve bike trail that is pretty hilly, so we thought that would be a good warmup, and it was.
It was a beautiful morning, around 68* and very sunny.
We got to the race a little early and got situated with packet pick-up and bathroom breaks, etc. We then run into 'detour', which is always a pleasure... (from another forum)
OK, onto the report. My goal was 21:30, (I ran a 21:34 last year).
Started out wanting to go 7 minute miles for the first 2 miles, as there is a hill at the beginning and one just after the 2 mile mark.
1st mile: 6:46 Crap! I take it a little easier on the 2nd mile and hit there at 14:07, not bad. I now hold pace up the hill and break it loose from there. Running through the sprinkler a good neighbor left out, I'm thinking I wish this were over. Things are starting to hurt and I am breathing heavy.... I kick it into gear anyway and sprint to the finish! 21:37
3 seconds off last year's time, but good enough for a 3rd in the 'old guy' division. A great time was had by all. Here are the pics, as promised:

Karyn (detour)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/bmrbill/Karyn3.jpg

mrsbill
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/bmrbill/Jayne.jpg

mrbill
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/bmrbill/Bill.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/bmrbill/Bill1.jpg


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Geroge's Jog 5K race report (W / PICS) Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:03 pm 

Awesome race, congratulations! You must have really been pouring it on at the start if you were way under your goal pace while running uphill. How many people were at the race? It looks like a decent crowd, judging from your photos. Congratulations on the age group award too! Now you can wear it around the house with pride, or give it to a little kid. Was that your first AG award?

mrbill

Sub-Chicago
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Posts: 84

Re: Geroge's Jog 5K race report (W / PICS) Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:38 am 

No, actually once I got into the 45-49 division, I started getting AG awards. I took a first there last year but there was some pretty good competition this year!

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Geroge's Jog 5K race report (W / PICS) Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:40 am 

That's cool, winning age group awards can be a big motivator. I find the trick to AG awards is to enter obscure races with small fields. OK, I guess that's not much of a trick, but it certainly works. The best I've ever done was to finish 6th overall in a small 5K with 43 runners. That was with a pretty poor finish time, too. If I'd been in similar shape to where I am now, I might have had a podium finish (not that there was actually a podium). Someday it would be cool to outright win a race. I'll just have to stage my own race, and then not invite anyone else to compete! :-)

mrbill

Sub-Chicago
Joined: 09 May 2006
Posts: 84

Re: Geroge's Jog 5K race report (W / PICS) Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:54 pm 

On my birthday last year I came in 4th overall in race with 109 total finishers. This race had 216 total finishers and I placed 29th. I'm getting there, but I'm not getting any younger.......


Male 45 to 49
Place Name City Age Overall Time Pace
1 Mike Yuhasz Palos Park IL 46 4 17:16.5 5:34/M
2 Jim Pacente Palos Heights IL 45 23 21:04.7 6:48/M
3 Bill S. Orland Park IL 46 29 21:37.5 6:58/M
4 Joseph Zimmerman Mokena IL 46 43 23:28.6 7:34/M
5 Tim Sovereign Chicago Heights IL 47 52 23:52.6 7:42/M
6 Peter Buhelos Burr Ridge IL 48 68 25:23.7 8:11/M
7 Kurt Leslie Palos Heights IL 46 72 25:34.4 8:15/M
8 Daniel Meus Palos Heights IL 47 86 26:07.5 8:25/M
9 Joe Savino Palos Heights IL 49 137 29:37.5 9:33/M
10 Don Bohling Crestwood IL 46 140 29:53.1 9:38/M
11 Glen Rylko Oak Lawn IL 45 148 30:06.7 9:43/M
12 Steve Thornburg Manhattan IL 46 163 31:13.7 10:04/M
13 Ed Swayka Tinley Park IL 47 181 34:02.1 10:59/M
14 Tom Toomey Verona WI 47 197 35:58.2 11:36/M


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