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Chicago, Illinois
United States
RAM Racing
55F / 13C
Total Time = 59m
Overall Rank = 25/1516
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/49
Pre-race routine:

Drive to chicago, eat PBJ sandwich driving there. Drinking Hammer HEED. Found parking spot and jogged to get timing chip. Came back to car had Hammer Gel more HEED and changed into race gear.
Event warmup:

Some strides, but alot of stretching
  • 59m
  • 9.32 miles
  • 06m 20s  min/mile

I didn't have the confidence to run 6:20 pace. I was expecting something similar to 70 minutes. I was still thinking i would blow up about 5 mile, but when i got to six, i knew i could maintain this pace. I faded in the last mile. I was decieving as we went by the start/finish area then back out away from it. I knew i would be under 60:00 and was happy with whatever i got.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

slow jog to car and back, alot of water and AMP energy drink

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not much, the calf issue i'd been dealing was pretty much subsided and very little swelling. So i think i went inot the race fit, but rested

Event comments:

Awesome goodie bag - fleece jacket, running cap and alot of hershey chocalte afterward

Last updated: 2008-10-27 12:00 AM
00:59:00 | 9.32 miles | 06m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/49
Overall: 25/1516
Performance: Good
Course: out n back with some additonal loops throw in. Nice course, flat, alot of turns
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-11-03 6:06 AM

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2008-11-03 11:14 AM
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holy smokes!!! Great job!
2008-11-07 9:43 AM
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