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Fargo, North Dakota
United States
26C / 79F
Total Time = 30m 10s
Overall Rank = 1080/5197
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 61/164
Pre-race routine:

This was a "fun run" the day before the Marathon. Had no intention of racing it.
Went to Olive Garden and had a big salad and some shrimp/penne concoction in a light tomato spicy sauce.
Lots of water.
Arrived at the race site and waited and waited and waited with 5197 other competitors.
Event warmup:

Trying to keep in the shade, out of the ant hills and away from the people with strollers. Took lots of pictures.
Tried to keep off my feet.
  • 30m 10s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 02s  min/km

There were so many walkers and they were in front of everyone else. Then the stroller people and the people running and not paying attention. Didn't get running for at least 5 minutes and then it was a start stop, bob and weave kinda thing, without getting too serious about going fast.
In the last 2k, Jason and I picked it up unconsciously and were doing a 5min pace!
What would you do differently?:

This was a fun run. Questionable thing to do the night before a marathon, but hell, I'm an Ironman!
Post race
Warm down:

Drank lots of water, had some chips and stuff and went back to the hotel. Oh, and stretched a bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Marathon on the next day and a zillion walkers.

Event comments:

Just a fun run. Need I say more. Got a shiny medal though!
Above are the results.

Oh, and this is the first time I've ever been FOP in a major race. How ironic is that?!

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Last updated: 2010-04-26 12:00 AM
00:30:10 | 05 kms | 06m 02s  min/km
Age Group: 61/164
Overall: 1080/5197
Performance: Good
One lap through the streets of Fargo. Didn't use my HRM. I don't think my heart rate was an issue.
Course: Streets of Fargo. All cement/concrete. Very hard on the joints.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-05-26 10:41 AM

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