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26th Annual SKUNK CABBAGE CLASSIC - RunHalf Marathon

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Ithaca, NY, New York
United States
Finger Lakes Running Club
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 42m 50s
Overall Rank = 107/369
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 21/43
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6 am and took my RHR and it was 56, that's not a good sign. I didn't feel great the las couple days and judging from the green and yellow gunk coming out of my nose I understood why. YUK!! I made a pot of coffee, put some oatmeal in the micro and took dump #1. Had a cup of coffee, ate my oatmeal and sat down for dump #2. Are you sure you want to keep reading? :) Loaded my stuff in the car and headed up to Ithaca.
Event warmup:

I had planned on running 6-8 miles before the race to give me a 20 mile day. When I arrived at Cornell I went in to get rid of the coffee and Gatorade that I drank on the way up. As I was walking out of the bathroom I had to turn around to take dump #3. I finally got out to run and got less than a mile in to the run when I had to duck into a building to take dump #4. I ended up getting in about 7 miles, HR was higher than I had hoped it would be but legs felt good anyway. Met up with Tim (TwinRacer)after my run and he had brought me some chocolate milk. YUM!!! I put some dry clothes on and hung out and talked with some ITCers and finally got to put a face to gdale name. About 30 minutes before the race start I took another jog around the block and swung down to another bathroom for, you guessed it, dump #5!! Met up with Tim again and a few minutes before the race he said he needed to use the bathroom so we went and guess what, dump #6!!! That has to be it!! We finally made it out to the starting line and as we stood there waiting I couldn't believe it ........ I HAD TO PEE!!!!!
  • 1h 42m 50s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 51s  min/mile

I started the run at a nice pace and was running with Shawn Toffolo. Ran the first mile in 7:22, uphill, and knew that it wasn't going to last. After about 1 1/2 miles I let Shawn go and settled into a comfortable pace. At 2 miles I looked down and saw that I hadn't slowed much but I was on flat ground. Around this time my bladder was screaming so I just let it go and rinsed at the first water station. At least it was only pee, after 6 dumps I shouldn't have to worry about that #2 stuff!! The next few miles were uneventful, I was starting to feel that rumbly feeling around mile 6 and wished there was a porta-john at the water station but no luck. I started to look for people outside to ask if I could use their bathroom when I spotted a barn and ducked behind there. I won't get into too much detail, I'll just say that I didn't quite "make it". Thank goodness for bounty and cheap gloves. I got a few looks when I got back on the road but held a pretty consistent, comfortable pace for the rest of the race. As I was coming down the last mile TwinRacer (Tim) was "cooling down" after his 1:25 and ran with me to the finish. He moved back on the sidewalk when I told him what took me so long. He wouldn't even high five me at the finish! WTF? :)
What would you do differently?:

Eat more rice!!
Post race
Warm down:

Immediatly found a shower and got cleaned up. Cheered a few people in and hung out for a while with Tim and chatted.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More training and less eating!

Event comments:

I think there could be a few more water stations and at least 1 porta-john. ;)

Last updated: 2008-10-08 12:00 AM
01:42:50 | 13.1 miles | 07m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/43
Overall: 107/369
Performance: Average
Lap Data Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 07m 22s 1.00 miles 07m 22s /mile 151 163 2 07m 27s 1.00 miles 07m 27s /mile 159 164 3 07m 22s 1.00 miles 07m 22s /mile 158 163 4 08m 02s 1.00 miles 08m 02s /mile 162 169 5 07m 44s 1.00 miles 07m 44s /mile 159 168 6 07m 28s 1.00 miles 07m 28s /mile 161 169 7 07m 37s 1.00 miles 07m 37s /mile 159 171 8 01m 57s 0.25 miles 07m 56s /mile 154 159 9 04m 11s 0.03 miles 1h 59m 32s /mile 121 155 10 07m 23s 1.00 miles 07m 23s /mile 158 164 11 07m 17s 1.00 miles 07m 17s /mile 159 165 12 06m 11s 0.83 miles 07m 28s /mile 163 171 13 07m 26s 1.00 miles 07m 26s /mile 162 167 14 07m 13s 1.00 miles 07m 13s /mile 163 166 15 07m 14s 1.00 miles 07m 14s /mile 161 168
Course: The course is mostly uphill for the first 3 miles, rolling hills for the middle 5 miles with a nice hill at 9 1/2 miles. The last 5K is mostly downhill and is a great way to finish a 1/2 marathon! This year there was a tailwind heading out and a nice, brisk headwind for the last 5k.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-04-17 7:06 PM

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Binghamton, NY
Subject: 26th Annual SKUNK CABBAGE CLASSIC

I know, I know. TMI!!! :)

It's what I do!!

Edited by rstocks3 2009-04-17 7:08 PM

2009-04-19 3:47 PM
in reply to: #2092953

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Subject: RE: 26th Annual SKUNK CABBAGE CLASSIC
at least you didn't provide a scratch and sniff race report!
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