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Burlington, North Carolina
United States
28F / -2C
Total Time = 2h 17m 37s
Overall Rank = 135/229
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 13/16
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, ate a Cliff bar and stopped at a Mcdonalds for coffee. I was only about 10 minutes from the race site.
Event warmup:

Ran 2 miles before.
  • 2h 17m 37s
  • 14 miles
  • 09m 50s  min/mile

Holy crap! I was thoroughly unprepared for this type of run. My goal was to keep about a 9:15 pace.... which I did, maybe once...going downhill! By about mile 5 my quads were on fire, and I knew that trying to keep a fast pace was not going to be a good idea. First loop was OK, challenging, trying not to fall. I stopped and got rid of the heavy gloves and sweatshirt at the halfway point. The second loop was even more interesting, almost went down a couple of times, my legs felt like lead.
Second loop actually went by pretty fast it seemed.
What would you do differently?:

Not go out as fast, train on stairs maybe?
Post race
Warm down:

I was supposed to do 2 more miles after, I think I made it about 3/4 and stopped.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I live in the flattest place on earth:)

Event comments:

I'd do it again! It was a cool race, I stayed with my daughter for the weekend so it was a nice weekend in all.
Met up with Spot and Bostic, talked with them before and after for a while.

Last updated: 2008-11-15 12:00 AM
02:17:37 | 14 miles | 09m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/16
Overall: 135/229
Performance: Average
Course: Trails, rocks, roots, mud. Two loop course in Cedarock park.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-12-08 7:36 AM

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