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Burlington, Ontario
VR Pro Inc.
0C / 32F
Total Time = 2h 20m 51s
Overall Rank = 1586/1885
Age Group = Men 50-54
Age Group Rank = 125/133
Pre-race routine:

Bagel for breakfast. Up at about 6:45am and met guys at 8:15 for drive to Burlington. Arrved at Burlington at 9amish and found parking close to finish line. Wandered the tents and chatted.
Event warmup:

Walk to the start line and a little light stretching
  • 2h 20m 51s
  • 21.08 kms
  • 06m 41s  min/km

Started of nice and slow and then picked up the pace after about 2k. Kept a nice rythm and only stopped at the water stations (every 3k) for the time to take a drink and then picked up running again. Ran the first 10k with out a walk break. Then started to do a walk break at each water station. Was feeling good until about 18k when the left IT band started to tighten. Pushed it a little and then had to spend more time walking the last 2.5k. Ran in the last 750 meters and was glad to finish.
What would you do differently?:

Do more build up training. Basically, longest run until the race was 14k since November. Other than the IT Band, felt really strong and I'm sure I could have done much better without the problems at 18k.
Post race
Warm down:

Wandering the tents, then breakfast at Benny's on Lake Shore.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

IT Band

Event comments:

Good race and venue.

Last updated: 2007-11-30 12:00 AM
02:20:51 | 21.08 kms | 06m 41s  min/km
Age Group: 125/133
Overall: 1586/1885
Performance: Below average
Course: Ciruit route, city streets and then to the lake shore for a long section back to the city and to city hall for the finish line.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-03-03 3:58 PM

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