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Palatine, Illinois
United States
Chicago Trail Series
90F / 32C
Total Time = 42m 35s
Overall Rank = 58/130
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up ate a small amount of frosted mini-wheats. Made some HydroBOOM! to sip on the way to the race. Took a CarbBOOM! 45min pre-race, forgot to take my 2nd one before the run.
Event warmup:

Did my ITBS stretching,some light jogging.
  • 42m 35s
  • 4.97 miles
  • 08m 34s  min/mile

My HR was sky high the entire run. I walked for 20s to bring it to 190 at one point. Overall I did pretty good. I enjoyed myself out there and god a workout in.
What would you do differently?:

Take a second gel, possibly wear lighter trail shoes.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around dripping sweat everywhere. Ate half a bagel, a banana some water. After the awards ceremony I walked to the car eating an apple.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat, humidity and the fact I gorged on pizza, hotdogs and italian beef the day before.

Event comments:

If I lived out here I would run the entire series for sure. A second drink station would have been nice just because it was so hot. Really nice t-shirt.

Last updated: 2008-05-20 12:00 AM
00:42:35 | 04.97 miles | 08m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/
Overall: 58/130
Performance: Below average
Need to get home to get the data off my Garmin. Apaprently my Garmin did not log laps every mile like normal. Acg HR = 193bpm, Max HR = 202bpm
Course: I was surprised by the hills. I was fine on the hills but was surprised by how many there were. Some very wet muddy areas.
Keeping cool Bad 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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-06-10 2:46 PM

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2008-06-10 3:23 PM
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2008-06-11 11:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Xterra X-Country

Dude if my HR got that high I would be dead 8-)


Nice run out there sounds liek a blast and a lot of are doing really well aaron keep up teh good work...

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