Tobacco Road Marathon - Run

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Cary, North Carolina
United States
Tobacco Road Marathon
55F / 13C
Total Time = 5h 31m 16s
Overall Rank = 984/1104
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 91/94
Pre-race routine:

Got up early, coffee and some breakfast before the drive. Huddle in the warming tent.
Event warmup:

Walked over to the starting line to find JungleJenn. This wasn't going to be an aggressive pace, so I opted to save my energy.
  • 5h 31m 16s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 38s  min/mile

This was a good day to run with JungleJenn as she trains for Zion. We weren't out to set any records and ran and talked for 5.5 hours. Legs were definitely feeling the lack of training for most of the second half.

It was interesting to see the old barn where they dried tobacco (see the pic).
What would you do differently?:

Train more. I signed up at the last minute with my longest run this year being 11.5 miles.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a few bananas and a slice of pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Limited training. Was resting a sore Achilles tendon most of December and January.

Event comments:

Was doing this race to run with Jenn and didn't stick around too long after finishing.

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Last updated: 2014-03-16 12:00 AM
05:31:16 | 26.2 miles | 12m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 91/94
Overall: 984/1104
Performance: Good
Course: A huge "T" with a couple miles from the park to the trail, then up-back to the North and up-back to the South before returning to the park. Mostly flat with a mixture of crushed limestone and asphalt.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3