Compared to Disney, I had a great race. Although I am slow, I did not really struggle until the last mile. I attribute that to lack of running recently as I have focused on the Timex Tri. One of the pacers is also a triathlete, so we talked tri for the first 10 miles of the race. This really made the miles go by. I was not able to talk much after 10.
Even with my lack of focused running recently. I just missed a PR by 9 seconds. I walked for about 10 yards at 12.5. I bet that cost me right there.
I feel Elite does a great job at the races. Good wave start, plenty of support on the races. good bands. I did not listen to the Ipod at all.
What would you do differently?:
I need to get some speedwork into my training plans. Actually, it is in my training plans I just need to do it.
I took some sport beans at about 9 and 11 miles. I could have used a GU for some added fuel.
This race had a very nice secure area. There was plenty of room to walk around and it was about a 1/4 mile long which forced you to walk to warm-down.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
Lack of speedwork and HR training
Elite is by far the most organized when it comes to stagin these events. The family reunion area was in a downtown park. There was a band playing with some booths. Sprint for live results, New balance gave away recovery kits and full size towels. Crocs were there and souviners.
The post race concert was Ozomatli. I thought they were OK. The set seemed a little short to me.
Last updated: 2007-10-16 12:00 AM
Elite Racing Inc.
65F / 18C
Overall Rank = 5924/8787
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 542/643
I slept terrible. It seemed that I woke up every hour. I had two alarms set to ensure I woke up on time. I did not trust the hotel for a wake up call. I think I must have had anxiety over the silly D-backs game.
nice and calm morning. breakfast included a cup of coffee, banana, yogurt and granola bar. Took the light rail train to start.
did some light stretching and had some conversations with some other runners I met.