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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
United States
Midwest Sports Events
61F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 58m 55s
Overall Rank = 325/723
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 30/44
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:10, put coffee on, slam an Ensure, crawl back into bed for ten minutes. Grab a gatorade and jump in the car just before 6 a.m. to drive out to Oconomowoc.
Event warmup:

Stand in line waiting for the bathroom. Core exercises while in the bathroom.
Run
  • 1h 58m 55s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile
Comments:

First few miles I ram on RPE and definitely didn't feel as fast as they were. Asked peeps around me with Garmins to confirm distance and the markers were right on according to them so splits should be pretty accurate.

Had some pain behind my left ankle on the inside. Had this before. Came on around mile three and stuck around until mile eight. While the first few miles were faster than expected based on RPE, I didn't really get comfortable until mile 8 or so. Got pretty dang tired at mile 11.

Took gels at miles 2 and 8. Should have taken another one but there wasn't an aid station handy at mile 10. Maybe taking a little more calories earlier would have helped with the last two miles.

Around mile 10 I hear an eeeeaawwwww!!! A few minutes after that jmwebs and joe runner rolled up on me. Nice to run with those guys a bit. They both yelled at me for walking up a hill. And that's okay! Lara13 passed me in mile 12 and made a smart azz comment as she pulled away looking strong. Great to see all the donkeys out there!


I doubt that I am fitter than when I did my half mary last year, but I do think that the endurance experience including IMWI last year helped me push through a bit.

I PR'd by just over 2 minutes, so that's success! And while I don't like running all that much, I am curious what I could do with some focused run training...
What would you do differently?:

-Train more
-Focus more on peeing before the race so I don't have to stop to pee at mile 4
-Train more
-Try to go out a bit easier--I felt I did but obviously I slowed down over the course of the race
-Train more
-Take a third gel on the run
-Train more
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed my Endurox from the car and walked around. Did some basic leg stretches. Met up with Lori, who won the Athena class in the 5k. Woot!

Also chatted with tall tri dad and PhilE.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Limited run mileage. I just don't enjoy running that much though!

Event comments:

Fantastic course. They started a few minutes late due to bathroom lines, which was fine with me! Definitely recommend this race for anyone looking for a late summer half mary.




Last updated: 2008-07-08 12:00 AM
Running
01:58:55 | 13.1 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 0/723
Performance: Average
Mile/time/avg hr 1 7:58/173 2 8:15/188 3 8:19/189 4 8:32/190 5 9:57/189 -- included a pee stop 6 9:02/192 7 9:13/190 8 9:22/190 9 9:12/192 10 9:20/196 11 9:24/196 12 9:48/195 13 + .1 10:19/199 Popped 208 hr in the last mile. Yowsers. Overall avg hr: 190
Course: Beautiful with most of the course within view of a lake. A few rolling hills but nothing too serious.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-08-30 5:56 PM

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Elite
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2008-08-30 9:02 PM
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Elite
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good shtuff out there gus!!  way to PR!!  i also think what you could do with a more focused run approach...........maybe we can work on that next year??  where was the pain on the ankle, outside/inside??
2008-08-30 10:16 PM
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i'm hurting because i chased down those donkey shirts! Great seeing everyone...gorgeous race route, weather.
2008-08-30 11:27 PM
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You broke the PR and sub 2 hour!  Way to go Donk!!  Core exercise in the toidy - aren't those a little small for crunches?
2008-09-02 12:45 PM
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Dude, you coulda asked me for a gel.  I was stashing some away for Clint  Glad we were able to run some together, but I am mad at you for starting without me.  Thought we were gonna run together.  We coulda run the Donk Trifecta thru the entire course.  Maybe next time.  Congrats on a great race with not much training.  And, Congrats to your lovely bride on her hardward.  I thought she took the "other" stance on AThena and opted not to run that division.  Good for her.  You musta talked her into it.

2008-09-02 12:57 PM
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Nice race Peter!!


2008-09-02 1:29 PM
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Training? You don't need no stink'in training. Great race Pete. Glad we could run together for a bit.
2008-09-02 1:58 PM
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nice race!! Great PR!
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