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calgary, Alberta
Canada
http://www.calgaryroadrunners.com/sched.php
7C / 45F
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 46m 11s
Overall Rank = 99/488
Age Group = 30-39M
Age Group Rank = 28/64
Pre-race routine:

Race had a later start so had a few bowls of cereal and drink a full bottle of Gatorade an hour before start. Packing up water/choco milk for after race.
Event warmup:

Jogged around a bit to get that last potty break ready, went and then lined up at start. Should have stretched a bit.
Run
  • 1h 46m 11s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 05m 02s  min/km
Comments:

Tried out the infinit drink mix (2 10oz bottles) and timed it so the first one would be done at 1hr the other by the end. Seemed to work well, as I only grabbed a bit of water at the last station. No gels or bars and didn't feel like I needed one.

My only bad choice was my socks - I used a rather expensive set I just bought at a running store, but they are only single layer. My left foot got a pretty nasty blister by the last 3K - to the point where I was curling my big toe as I ran to keep weight off it.

What would you do differently?:

Push harder - I was able to sprint the last 200m which means I obviously still had gas left. I crossed the line at 26km/hr according to my watch. :)

Post race
Warm down:

Long walk, drink some choco milk and stretch

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of courage for faster pacing.


Event comments:

Weather was better than expected, and the after race meal of pancakes/bacon/eggs etc was more than I was expecting.




Last updated: 2008-10-19 12:00 AM
Running
01:46:11 | 21.1 kms | 05m 02s  min/km
Age Group: 0/64
Overall: 0/488
Performance: Good
Avg: 167 Max: 185
Course: Long loop around the river bike paths, some hills under bridges but no real hill work.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 4

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