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Jones Beach, Long Island NY, New York
United States
100F / 38C
Total Time = 7h 30m
Overall Rank = ?/7252
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 31m 10s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 08m 54s  min/mile

There were over 7000 runners in this race! The most challenging part was getting out of the chute. For whatever reason, no one really payed attention to the signs that were placed in order to group people by time/split. As a result, the beginning was a mess. I felt sorry for the walkers at the beginning as they were stampeded. It must have taken 45 seconds just to reach the starting line. It must have taken another 10 minutes to be able to run in a comfortable stride. It kind of felt like that old OJ commercial where OJ was running and hurdling over people. I was zigging and zagging, bobbing and weaving with the best of them. When I got to the first split my heart sunk when I saw that it had taken me 9:30 to reach the one mile marker. :-( I did have negative splits from that point on but the damage had been done. I did not reach my goal of breaking 30 minutes. I finished in 31:10. The venue was beautiful; Jones Beach was amazing. Running with my colleagues was also enjoyable. We had a killer corporate tent!
Post race
Warm down:

For my warm-down, I sat my butt down in the corporate tent and enjoyed many of the fine foods and items available :-)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1000s of other participants and brutal heat limited my ability to perform faster. I am sure that the extra 30 pounds around my waist and my genetic predisposition/inability to run faster than an 8:30 split had nothing to do with it!

Last updated: 2005-07-29 12:00 AM
00:31:10 | 03.5 miles | 08m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/7252
Performance: Below average
Due to the extreme heat, my average HBPM was 160 - it was smokin' hot!
Course: Course was a flat loop with a little hill in the beginning (and end)
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2005-07-29 2:42 PM

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