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Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
Elite Racing
15C / 59F
Sunny
Total Time = 4h 59m 18s
Overall Rank = 3900/6000
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, ran down to Starbucks grabbed an Oatmeal and coffee.
Ran for 30 minutes on treadmill in hotel room to warmup.
Wait, scratch that. I bent over and touched my toes for 15 seconds.
Event warmup:

Walked from MGM to Mandalay with a Fatty, a skinny-fast-dice throwing runner chicky, and 2 hottie first timers.
Kissed everyone good-bye.(on the lips. Yep i did.) And found my corral.
Run
  • 4h 59m 18s
  • 42.16 kms
  • 07m 06s  min/km
Comments:

What a great atmoshere. 30k getting ready to go. Cher then BOOM we're all slowly off. By the time Kim was finished her amazing half, I was getting through the start gate. 1st half of run was great. Down and back on strip. Hit the potty at 5milesish. Girl went in and came out saying, "only boys allowed in that one." sweet, I jumped in and then realized why she said that. 'Stuff' was everywhere, so no place for the ladies to sit. So I stared at the ceiling and then i was off. Finished the 1st half in 2:20ish. Which I thought was a slow pace, but it was where I wanted to be. I figured I could hold that for the 2nd half easily, and if feeling good beat it. 2nd half of run was up on overpasses, running by the Hustler Club and the Crazy Horse Too.(That was nice to see for next time). Around 30k(20miles) the right knee started to have a tweaky-poppy kind of thing going on. This was the one that really pained my during training. I tried to limp it out but I kept thinking about Ironman. I did keeping pushing myself through, but probably because I knew Michelle(wife) was closing in on me. As great as it would be to run with her in, I couldn't possibly let her catch me.(Her time would have been 15 miunres faster than me due to corral start times). So I limped through, and around 23 miles I think I felt pretty much done. The wall?? Anywhoo, I checked the Garmin and realized I needed to speed to to ensure I stayed under 5 hours.I got lit up again when mile 26 sign showed up, and funny enough mile 26 was my fastest mile of the run. Came over the last overpass, and saw the gang after I had already ran past them. If I had time to stop and chat I would have but I knew 5hrs was getting close. So i ran down THE LONGEST FINISHING CHUTE EVER!! I ran, and ran and waited to see some fancy arch or something. And I turned, and turned again and there it was. Across the line and I finished my 1st marathon!!

What would you do differently?:

Lose more weight. Wonder if running all my long runs with Michelle at a slower pace factored in?
No complaints though. I didn't hit what I perceived to be my 'goal times' but really had nothing to compare to.
At first I was bummed a bit with the time, but I have one under the belt now. I'm learning more and more now that with these longer distances there is so much more out of yuor control on race day. You can plan for a great day, but weather/GI/flat tires/ knee issues, etc happen.
Post race
Warm down:

Crossed the line, grabbed a water and sat down for what seemed like 2 minutes(probably was only 2!) and then saw Michelle running down the chute.
She was so happy. Thrilled to be finishing. She met a girl in her corral and the two of them paced each other all day. Really? chicks are different.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I have this thing below my chest and slighty above my waist. I looked it up on wikipedia. Its called a 'tummy.' I need to lose more of it if I want to run another one of these. Oh and IM Canada.
I think mentally I kept referencing IMCanada in my head. That is the race I have been building to for the last 2 years. I know if my head was in this run 100% I could have been quicker.
For the first days after the run, Michelle and I both were of the one and done mentality.(other than during IM)
She said to me last night," I would do New York if we could get in." That isn't happening for me next year, but i have a sneaking suspicion that she will be running one with a MG'er and Mg'er wife. me thinks so.

Event comments:

Well organized race for 30k runners. Lots of aid stations, but if you were not prepared,only 2 GU stations would not be enough unless you stuff your pockets at each one.
And Bret Michaels - cmon now. I didn't even know he played. That was poorly organized. He was way done before I got in. there were people finishing for an hour after me as well. Boo that.
Best race sign - Don't let Betty White kick your a$$




Last updated: 2010-05-03 12:00 AM
Running
04:59:18 | 42.16 kms | 07m 06s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/6000
Performance: Good
Course: Down and back the strip for 1st half, then overpasses and then into the industrial park
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

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2010-12-09 4:35 PM

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2010-12-09 5:21 PM
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well done! 
2010-12-09 5:45 PM
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Dude, I know you played alot of poker, but I was pretty sure we saw you finish the race. 
2010-12-09 7:47 PM
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kt65 - 2010-12-09 6:45 PM Dude, I know you played alot of poker, but I was pretty sure we saw you finish the race just barley in front of your wife. 


fixed.

2010-12-09 8:54 PM
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fattyfatfat - 2010-12-09 5:47 PM
kt65 - 2010-12-09 6:45 PM Dude, I know you played alot of poker, but I was pretty sure we saw you finish the race just barley barely in front of your wife. 


fixed.


gosh, can't you spell???
2010-12-09 9:21 PM
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kt65 - 2010-12-09 9:54 PM
fattyfatfat - 2010-12-09 5:47 PM
kt65 - 2010-12-09 6:45 PM Dude, I know you played alot of poker, but I was pretty sure we saw you finish the race just barley barely in front of your wife. 


fixed.


gosh, can't you spell???


Barley is a basic cereal grain not particularly good for milling into flour and making bread or bakery goods. But it is great for beer. There are three major types of barley. These are differentiated by the number of seeds at the top of the stalk. Barley seeds grow in two, four and six rows along the central stem. European brewers traditionally prefer the two-row barley because it malts best and has a higher starch/husk ratio than four or six-row barley. Brewers in the US traditionally prefer six-row barley because it is more economical to grow and has a higher concentration of enzymes needed to convert the starch in the grain into sugar and other fermentables.


2010-12-09 9:21 PM
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NY!!!!!!  
2010-12-09 9:39 PM
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Congratulations Trevor.  The first marathon is one big unknown and you perservered!  Having gone through the training and the race I am sure you learned tons for the next one! 
2010-12-09 10:58 PM
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You are awesome, Trevor!!! Congratulations! Love the way you and Michelle think ("One and done," ... "Well maybe..."). Sounds very familiar!! Love that you kissed everyone before the race. Love that Michelle made a friend at the start and kept her until the finish. Love it all. Well done!!! Now on to IMC!!!!!!!!
2010-12-09 11:53 PM
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I am so proud of you for gutting it out with that knee popping thing.  Many would have quit but you are not a quitter!  As I listened to you say this running thing is not your thing, I thought to myself, in a few days, he will feel different...and hmmmmm......NEW YORK!!!     Wonderful to meet you and smiling Michelle!

2010-12-10 7:22 AM
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Nice Job out there!  Keep up the same strength and determination and the IM will be over before you know it.



2010-12-10 7:32 AM
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Great job Trevor!

2010-12-10 7:38 AM
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Nice Job Canuck!!!!  Sounds like a successful trip .... great race, good food, a little gambling, good people, and the desire to do it again. 

Now, about that training that needs to be done for an IM coming up?????


 

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2010-12-10 10:11 AM
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So we aren't keeping tabs right?  I refuse to start IMCA training with you having one up on me.  Let's see, swim the distance, (ME), biked the distance, (neither of us), run the distance (YOU).  I'd say we are ready to get this party started!!!

Congrats to you and Michelle.  That was fantastic and brave.  I'm super proud of both of you. 
2010-12-14 9:45 PM
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good job.
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