Sunday, May 06, 2012

Race Report: Peace Officer Memorial Foot Pursuit (5K)

Today's plan calls for a (5K) Run as part of the Peace Officer Memorial Foot Pursuit which was held in my running park.
Plan: Run (5K) in (30)min.
Actual: Run/walk (5K) @ an avg. (13:05) overall pace, for a total time of (40:53.37)min. Garmin-time. A new PR!
Fuel: Pre-run: Clif ShotBloks (Orange); Mid-run: water; Post-run: (3x) slices Pepperoni pizza, (1x) bottle water, (1x) can Mountain Dew.

Splits: Mile (1): (11:43); Mile (2): (14:07); Mile (3): (13:50); Mile (0.13): (9:41).

I saw this race listed on the ShadowChase web-site and meant to sign up sooner, but race-day registration still works. Since this race was held in my local runnin' park I commuted to the event via zapato-mobile. I ate one sleeve of Clif ShotBloks energy chews for breakfast and once I was out the door I jog/walked to the starting line as a warm up.

This year's race had (183) registered runners. I don't know how many years this race has been held, but the announcer said the first year had only (6) runners. Later this year the 1st Annual Peace Officer Memorial Foot Pursuit Half-Marathon will be held downtown; I believe I will sign up for that one today.

Once I got checked in I received my bib, #527, a left-over from the 2011 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon and Half. The (1) Mile event started before the (5K/10K) event. The chose the (5K) since I have not run since a post-half-marathon (5K) in the park back on March 28th. The race started at 10:30AM, though my Garmin says I started my timer at 10:28AM.

I started out pretty quick. I was trying to see how long I could maintain a (10:00)min./mi. pace. My CrossFit training has definitely helped, and I was able to keep up an alternating (2:00-3:00)min. run, (1:00)min. walk pace throughout the (5K). I was aiming for a (30:00)min. completion time, but was happy to get a time of (40:53)min. (official). One of the more annoying things I noticed with my new running form is how much my water bottle bounces in my hydration/fuel belt. I think it may be time to switch to a new belt with less stretch in it, and more, smaller, flasks on it.

I didn't take my camera today, so I have no new race-day photography. However, since the last time I went running I attended a Heel Pain class at Kaiser, and a podiatrist recommended metatarsal pads to help alleviate the pain in my left forefoot.

Hapad metatarsal felt pads in place in both shoes.

I will update this post later when I have my "official race time."

UPDATE: Official (5K) time: (40:53)min.


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