Wednesday, May 21, 2014

EHFD5K 2014

This year I just raced, I went out fast, I settled into a rhythm and during the tough uphill sections, I just focused on leg turnover.  The end result was a career best 27:15 (8:21/mile pace).  My average heart rate over the course was 171 bpm and the last mile, I picked up the pace slightly, but was thoroughly exhausted.

The course starts out downhill and I took advantage of that posting a 7:30 mile split, then the course turns up before leveling off and heading back down.  My pace slowed down, but my average heart rate stayed steady.  After settling into a pace, I was passed by about 7 other runners, but the last half mile there was a solid gap between me and the next finisher.

I always like this event, because it is bragging rights for the year.  I didn’t win, but I did put in a solid performance

On a side note, it was my first time trying out the RaceDots I recently purchased.  They are as cool as advertised.  No fumbling with safety pins to put on a crooked number.  I snapped two on  and slid them into place on my singlet.

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1 comment:

Bob the runner said...

Wow Steve, great pace! Racedots sounds cool. I'll have to look into them. I hate the safety pins and trying to get the bib on straight.