25 October 2011

TSRS 3/7: UCF U Can Finish 5 Miler

Sunday was the third race of the Track Shack's Running Series: the UCF U Can Finish 5 Miler at UCF in Orlando, Florida!

Here is a snap shot of my race results (I'm 22nd):

Nike+ offers some neat statistics and graphical views. Here is a graphical view of my pace throughout the race:

Here is a breakdown of my time per mile:

Here is a map of the route (with start, finish and mile markers):

Overall, it was another great race. The weather for this race was still pretty warm, but it wasn't nearly as muggy as the first race in the series - thank goodness! I did walk briefly while I chugged some water at the station, but it was non-stop other than that (gotta stay hydrated). I think the potato salad through the week helped me load up on carbs because this race felt good. That and a good night's rest and good breakfast the day-of.

Added bonus: my friend, Joel, ran the race with me! He was up until 3 am the previous night but still got up to race at 7:30 am! What a trooper!

After the first race I was sitting fairly well in 7th place in the series for my age group (Women 19-24) because I came in 7th place in the race. After the second race, I was sitting pretty in 4th place in the series because I took 3rd place in the race. Now, after the third race, I am still sitting in 4th place, and I'm okay with that. There were x girls in my age group this time, and I'm happy with my time.

And that wraps it up for the third race in the series! Next up is the Florida Hospital Celebration Health Founder's Day 10K in Celebration, Florida on Sunday, 13 November 2011! Here's a snap shot of the Track Shack Running Series (link to my blog about it):

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