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Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States
Fifth Third River Bank Run
42F / 6C
Total Time = 2h 06m 55s
Overall Rank = 1575/5464
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 220/446
Pre-race routine:

Got up way too early and read some Trizophrenia (Hilarious Book) to relax. At my Bagel and PB and J and headed to the race at 0700. Ate a PB in the car.
Event warmup:

Jogged for 15 min from the parking garage.
  • 2h 06m 55s
  • 15.53 miles
  • 08m 10s  min/mile

Well...I wanted to go under 2 hours. I went out with a 2 hour pacer and stayed with him for the first 10 miles. Then I just could not keep up. I fell back to the 8min/mile pace group. Then I tried to speed up to catch up to the 2 hour group. Bad idea. My legs were toast by mile 12. I walked a few times. Came in a whole second faster than last year.

What would you do differently?:

More fast running at the end of my long runs in training. Go out slower (See previous race reports, I see a trend here) and try to go for negative splits.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked through the food area, eating a little bit of everything.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I am not as fast as I want to be. I worked 16 out of 20 night shifts up until 2 days before the race. I felt like I was racing at midnight. But, that is my reality, and it is no excuse.

Event comments:

I will likely keep trying to break 2 hours until I die trying.

Last updated: 2010-02-03 12:00 AM
02:06:55 | 15.53 miles | 08m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 220/446
Overall: 1575/5464
Performance: Average
Course: Out along the Grand River to Grandville, back up the river through John Ball Park and Millenium Park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2010-05-11 2:17 AM

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