Dan Medeiros ran: Tour de Patrick, Guin...

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  • 3 miles
  • 00:32 time
  • 10:22 pace
  • 365 calories
  • 278 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
great Guinness Celtic 5K, Worcester 3.05 mi 00:32 10:22 pace

Tour de Patrick, Guinness Celtic 5K, Worcester: Official time 31:43. Only a minute and change above my 5K PR, which is fine considering I wasn't really aiming to beat it. I've been going into all 3 races in this series with two goals in mind: (1) Keep the overall pace under 11 min/mi, and (2) Do better with each successive race. So far that's been no problem.

The race overall was better than last week's Pawtucket 5K: more people, better crowd support, nicer scenery, the route made more sense, and the course was easier to take -- mostly flat with some rolling inclines and declines, not enough to call them hills. I had a tough go of it last week, but this time was much different. Ran smoothly and easily, breathed well, and took no breaks. Didn't stop at the water stations because I didn't need any, so I ran past those. Chugged up the inclines passing many of the people around me, which felt good. Was able to adjust my pace well, slowing a tiny bit when I needed to recover and speeding up when I recovered again.

The weather started out cloudy and cold, but after the turnaround the sun came out and it warmed up. During the last mile, I saw 3 guys riding pennyfarthing bikes -- wish I'd gotten a picture, but I was in motion at the time. Overall, I'm very pleased and hope to beat this time by at least a few seconds on Saturday in Providence.

1- 10:17
2- 10:28
3- 10:26
last li'l bit: 9:20

  • Tom M.
    Tom M.

    Great work Dan! Sounds like you executed your plan well. And under ten for the last lil bit! Glad it wasn't a sh!thole like Pawtucket!

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Jen B.
    Jen B.

    Good race Dan!

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Lucie G.
    Lucie G.

    Great job! Keep it up!

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Blistertoe

    Welcome to Massachusetts. Who fahhted?
    Nice run!

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Roxanne

    Good Run Dan! It was a little windier than I thought it would be too - but hopefully Saturday's St Pat's will be calm, sunny and not as chaotic as last year.....Good Luck!

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Sandra C S.
    Sandra C S.

    Great job, Dan! Love that big smiley face next to the post--haven't seen it in a bit. Congratulations!

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Tom O.
    Tom O.

    Great run, Dan - very impressive! And while you were doing that I was out running and I listening to your "Mojo Loco" podcast - hope you guys keep cranking them out from time to time!

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Nik W.
    Nik W. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    great run, hon!

    over 7 years ago

  • Jeff H.
    Jeff H. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Great job Dan!

    over 7 years ago

  • Bamarunner
    Bamarunner Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Nice race, pace & time Dan, good going!!

    over 7 years ago

  • Mimi
    Mimi Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Great race and pace, Dan! Must have felt pretty nice passing folk going uphill.

    over 7 years ago

  • Will W.
    Will W. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Great Job Dan, keep it up.

    over 7 years ago