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Sunday, April 27, 2008

FW Komen Race, Part II: Race report

This is the elevation chart for the race I ran yesterday, the Fort Worth Komen 5K Race for the Cure. You can see the big hill I blogged about. At about 2.5 miles in, this thing hits you. You turn off of Forest Park Boulevard onto Weatherford Street.
At this point in the race yesterday, I was averaging a 6:45 mile pace. Well on my way to setting a 5K pr.
Then I hit this hill. It was .58 miles. Elevation, according to my Garmin Forerunner 305, was 68 feet. So basically, I had to climb a five-story building. (Didn't Batman need to pull himself up a rope to do this kind of thing?)
It took me 4:21 to get up this hill, a 7:48 pace. My heart rate soared from 90 to 95 percent max. My total minute-per-mile pace slowed from 6:45 to 7:04.
I sprinted the rest of the way in to shave a few seconds off my total pace and ended up running the 5K in 21:56
That's an even 7 minute mile pace.
Lessons learned? I need more hill work. And there are plenty in the neighborhood I live in. The loop around Texas Christian University set of rolling hills.
And to think I was done with school.

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Anonymous Bryan said...

Kevin, nice race! That hill up from the river was a killer! I was dreading it since the first time I saw the new course a few weeks ago, and it lived up to my expectations.

Have you checked out the results at It looks like there are issues with the timing chips. My gun and chip times are the same, and I noticed yours are too--I know I wasn't up at the very front for the start.

Also, my wife and I started and finished together, yet the results show her starting over 10 seconds behind me and finishing 10 seconds ahead of me. Go figure.

April 27, 2008 at 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Bryan said...

Here's the correct url for RunFar.

April 27, 2008 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger ssnowden07 said...

This is a great way to support cancer awareness. You can also send a text message to help fight Breast Cancer. mGive (text) "KOMEN" to 90999 to donate $5 to Susan G. Komen For The Cure! Spread the word!

October 8, 2008 at 5:03 PM  

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