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Fernandina Beach, Florida
US
Amelia Island Runners
60F / 16C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 27m 40s
Overall Rank = 2/428
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/12
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 530. Had a pop tart and bottle of water for breakfast. Drank a soda on my way to the race (didn't make any coffee)
Event warmup:

Did a short warm up jog. Probably about 1/2 mile
Run
  • 1h 27m 40s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 06m 41s  min/mile
Comments:

5k and half started at the same time and ran the same course the first 3 miles. I went out a little quicker than I wanted, probably would have finished about 7th in the 5k when we split and I was told only 1 person was ahead of me for the half. It stayed that way the entire run. Winner beat me by about 6 minutes. Planned on running a 5-5-5 plan. First 5 miles were to be at a pace of 6:45-50. I actually ran a 6:40 the first 5. Second 5 miles was to be 6:35-40. Actually went 6:39. Last 5k was to be anything faster than 6:35. Actual was 6;45. I think I could have went a little faster the last 5k had I had someone to chase. At that point the leader was probably about 5 minutes ahead and there was no one behind me, that I could hear or see.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. This was a 5 min PR for my half marathon from this same course last year.
Post race
Warm down:

Beer :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really. I went almost exactly the time my coach and I had decided was possible.

Event comments:

It was a fun race that benefits a lot of local charities in my community.




Last updated: 2013-12-08 12:00 AM
Running
01:27:40 | 13.1 miles | 06m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 2/428
Performance: Good
Course: Fun course on a route I run regularly
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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