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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
Madison Festivals, Inc.
54F / 12C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 03m 14s
Overall Rank = 1376/2866
Age Group = W45-49
Age Group Rank = 36/116
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:00AM, shower, ate most of a plain bagel with nothing on it. Drank 20 oz of Cytomax, sipping it for about 90 minutes. Took a gel at 7:00AM.
Event warmup:

Walked around one block near the race start and did 4 20-second pick ups to wake up the legs (coach speak).
Run
  • 2h 03m 14s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 25s  min/mile
Comments:

Lots of people to run with and use for pacing. I was running mostly with people in the 20-30 age range. I picked out a young gal and stayed on her tail until mile 11 when she dropped back.
What would you do differently?:

Find a better way to carry electrolyte tablets. Trying to get them out of the zip lock bag cost me some time.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked, stretched, and waited for Tom and Eric to finish. Drank 24 ounces of water and had some gel blocks.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not knowing how to pace, where to push it. I need to become more aware of time splits if I ever want to push myself a little more in a race. I get locked in, zone out, and just run.

Event comments:

Nice course if you like running on city roads and bike paths. Nice scenic tour of Madison, great festival atmosphere, and lots of participants. Just a few hills but nothing major. Nice spectators in the neighborhoods with hoses, music, and support. One group had a free beer stand, no I didn't partake.




Last updated: 2008-05-23 12:00 AM
Running
02:03:14 | 13.1 miles | 09m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 36/116
Overall: 1376/2866
Performance: Good
Mile 1-9:10, Mile 3-27:37, after that I didn't really keep track. Uh, hit the lap button on the watch!
Course: All in the city of Madison starting downtown, heading out through part of the near east side, down through the UW campus, and then finishing at the Alliant Energy Center. Some roads, some bike paths. Nice little trip over a pedestrian bridge was fun.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-05-25 2:14 PM

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2008-05-25 6:05 PM
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Iron Donkey
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FREE BEER!  It tasted alright (I did partake)!

Way to finish!

2008-05-26 5:44 AM
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Master
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Hey nice job
2008-05-26 6:57 AM
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Master
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Congratulations - great time! I would have taken the free beer...
2008-05-26 7:55 AM
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1stTimeTri - 2008-05-25 6:05 PM

FREE BEER! It tasted alright (I did partake)!

Way to finish!

No wonder you had GI issues afterwards. Dork. 

2008-05-26 7:56 AM
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Subject: RE: Mad City Marathon - Half Marathon
Nice work on the run. You can get a "salt stick" for your electrolytes (there are ads here on BT). I haven't used one. I don't use any electrolytes for a half. But, thought it might be worth checking out.


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