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Paul Reese Memorial Clarksburg Country Run - RunHalf Marathon

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Clarksburg, California
United States
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62F / 17C
Total Time = 1h 37m 21s
Overall Rank = 25/396
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 6/31
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast - Weetabix, banana with 1 hour to go, drinking GU20 up until 30 mins before

1 gel right before start

Actually less food than I would normally take on board
Event warmup:

Jogging and stretching
  • 1h 37m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

Paced it just right. This was my first race since I increased my running cadence as per Triathletes Bible, so at least 84 cadence.

First 6 miles at 7:34 per minute, then speed up at turnaround. I was in 36th place at the turn (if I can count correctly). I kept calculating the total time after about 8 miles / 1 hour and I could see I would get under 1:40. I wanted 1:37 as that is Boston qualifier pace.

Mile 11 wasn't as bad as I thought (long straight into wind) and a good sprint at the end against place 26.
What would you do differently?:

Only select better socks. I just wore any old pair and I suffered a bit in mile 12, I have 1000 mile socks I just didn't bother to find them!
Post race
Warm down:

Put ice in my cap, ate the pasta lunch.
Took the kids to a birthday party and climbed around in the fun house

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of a long training build up and I am still 10 lbs overweight

Event comments:

Excellent local support and this event just keeps getting better.

Last updated: 2008-10-15 12:00 AM
01:37:21 | 13.1 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/31
Overall: 25/396
Course: Classic Clarksburg, flat and fast, less wind and cooler than usual
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %1.5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-11-10 11:37 AM

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