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The North Face Endurance Challenge - RunHalf Marathon


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Bellingham, Washington
United States
NORTH FACE
50F / 10C
Overcast
Total Time = 3h 10m 41s
Overall Rank = 56/137
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 16/37
Pre-race routine:

Coffee, bagel, bananna, and water!
Event warmup:

Wait in line of the restroom! Admire Dean's Leg's!!
Run
  • 3h 10m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 14m 34s  min/mile
Comments:

This was a TOUGH TOUGH DAY! I have spent the last 6 weeks battling pnuemonia, and having issues up and down as far as health goes. My intentions were to run 10k of the race, and withdraw! I got out there, and was having "fun" and wanted to seem that back half of the 10k so I went for it... 1st 5k was 43.00, second 10k was 38.00 (WINNER OF THE 10k was a 1:13 or something so it was a tough 10k!).... The back 1/2 was BRUTAL! The winner of the 1/2 Marathon ran a 2:22 ugh!
What would you do differently?:

Stop being a baby on hills!!
Post race
Warm down:

A quick change, lots of water, a bagel w/ Peanut Butter, and then a stop at Mexican Food on the drive home!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training!

Event comments:

Dean Karnazes ran the race and he said "Before the race I heard a lot of people say that this was their 1st trail race. I swear on my life that every other race you do from hear on out will be easier! I have done trail runs all over the world, and this was one of the hardest, most technical runs I have ever done."




Last updated: 2008-05-12 12:00 AM
Running
03:10:41 | 13.1 miles | 14m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/37
Overall: 56/137
Performance: Below average
Course: Hills, Hills, and More Hills... Over 3500 feet of climbing! 1 climb was 1250 feet of elevation gain in .7 of a mile.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2008-05-12 7:59 PM

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Smiles... Still early on (I think about 5 miles in...

Edited by swbkrun 2008-05-12 8:04 PM


2008-05-12 8:39 PM
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Great race, I would have loved to do the 50k.
2008-05-12 11:31 PM
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Awesome job! I'd love to do this race on year! How was the organization, etc?
2008-05-13 12:03 AM
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VanCityJ - 2008-05-12 9:31 PM

Awesome job! I'd love to do this race on year! How was the organization, etc?


I have done this race the past 2 years, and it was extremely well organized both years, and it seems to be getting better and better!! CLASS A DEAL!

Great swag, great STAFF and volunteers! It is ALL AROUND FANTASTIC!


and REALLY HARD!
2008-05-13 12:22 AM
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Another about 8 miles in...

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Just one of the steep sections----

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Edited by swbkrun 2008-05-13 12:23 AM
2008-05-13 5:57 AM
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Wow, what a cool race that sounds like!  Nicely done... .and with pneumonia no less. 


2008-05-13 3:04 PM
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dredwards - 2008-05-13 3:57 AM

Wow, what a cool race that sounds like!  Nicely done... .and with pneumonia no less. 


Thanks
2008-05-13 3:17 PM
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2008-05-13 3:17 PM
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Congrats on the race - especially with how you've been feeling.  It can only get better!
2008-05-15 12:52 PM
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