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Black Forest, Colorado
United States
Pikes Peak Road Runners
30'sF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 29m 23s
Overall Rank = 13/141
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/14
Pre-race routine:

Got up early and had a cup of coffee and cereal/bananna. Looked outside and saw the blowing snow, and knew it was gonna be a hard day of racing.
Event warmup:

Jogged a half mile. Stretched a little bit.
  • 1h 29m 23s
  • 12.56 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

This was a brutal day. The course description said "rolling hills", but honestly they were full on climbs. I can't recall any flat sections it was either up or down. The wind was really tough. I managed to get into a good group of guys including Kevin Noleen, Larry Dewitt, and a few other guys. We all took our turns at the front. The shelter helped alot or at least mentally. I brought a gel with me, but didn't take it. Didn't take any water on the course either. I should have. The last couple of miles were pretty punishing.
What would you do differently?:

Take in the gel and get some water in me during the race
Post race
Warm down:

Ran back out a few miles and came in with Megan. She did awesome!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sure here. I was pretty sick this week, but I came in well ahead of the guys I normally come in with. So I don't know if I can use that as an excuse. The hills hurt. The wind hurt. But I enjoyed the race.

Event comments:

I wanted to do this race just to get the miles in, but fell into a good pace and went pretty hard. Even though it was a seriously tough day out I had a blast.

Last updated: 2008-02-23 12:00 AM
01:29:23 | 12.56 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/14
Overall: 13/141
Performance: Good
Course: says: "Rolling hills on dirt and paved roads. Elevation is about 7000 feet. Most of the course is within the forested area of Black Forest, thus there is some protection from any wind. The exception to this at the latter miles of the 20K course, which is more exposed. There are some terrific views of the Pikes Peak and the Front Range mountains
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-02-24 8:24 AM

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Colorado Springs
Subject: Winter Series #4

2008-02-24 8:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Winter Series #4
Nice work!  Thoose conditions make it tough to want to reach for the gel or drink.  Still a great job
2008-02-24 1:18 PM
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Conifer, Colorado
Subject: RE: Winter Series #4
Looks like you did what I did... no gels or water on the course! What were your mile splits? Did you fade like me or did you stay steady? You have muscle-E legs!
2008-02-28 9:09 AM
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Englewood, CO
Subject: RE: Winter Series #4
Looks like we all need to fuel better before IM.  Nice race anyway on a hilly course.
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