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spokane marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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spokane, Washington
United States
25F / -4C
Total Time = 1h 56m 32s
Overall Rank = 240/677
Age Group = 40/45
Age Group Rank = 19/39
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 6:00 am had a waffle with pb&j went back to the room and got ready,then ran downtown to the start line.
Event warmup:

Not much of a warm up we just ran down to the starting line, about a mile from the hotel.The starting line was a little confusing because everyone was just milling about in the park.Then someone started talking and we just started to mingle into the street.
  • 1h 56m 32s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 54s  min/mile

This was my best long run in terms of how I felt, cardio was excellent, strenght was great and my pace was right on to what I wanted it to be. At mile 9 I felt a sharp pain in my right knee, my IT band had given me some trouble about a month ago but had not reared its ugly until today.So for the last few miles I kinda did a limp run thing and my pace droped from around a 8:00 pace that i was trying to maintain to a 9:45. So all in all I had a excellent race with just a small thing to work in future races, This was a also a great end to my first year of running and I look forward to many more.
What would you do differently?:

More yoga to keep me limber so little things to come back to haunt me in the future.
Post race
Warm down:

I waited at the finish line for DW to come in, it was still pretty cool out so I was glad I had brought my jacket. When DW came in we walked around for a bit got some water then walked back to the hotel so we could shower.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

just the IT problem. Maybe work a little more on hills.

Event comments:

The course was very hilly and the people organizing it were a little disorganized the volenters were great.

Last updated: 2008-09-02 12:00 AM
01:56:32 | 13.1 miles | 08m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/39
Overall: 240/677
Performance: Good
Course: Through the streets of downtown Spokane and into the woods on the centenial trail then back into river front park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-10-13 5:47 PM

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somewhere in the northwest
Subject: spokane marathon

2008-10-14 7:49 AM
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Great job, on a pretty challenging course!
2008-10-14 9:59 AM
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Liberty Lake, WA
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Good job, hope the IT band is doing better.
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