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Chicago, Illinois
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 18m 22s
Overall Rank = 1808/35670
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 337/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up 5am. Ate a bagel, banana, bagel, and a hammer gel. Sipped on water. Walked 25 minutes to Grant Park while sipping on a Gatorade. Used bathroom at race, took some energy beans.
Event warmup:

Used the walk as warm up, didn't run wish I would have.
  • 3h 18m 22s
  • 26 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

Was in Coral B but it was still a complete Cluster for the first 5 miles. Ran an 8:05 first mile due to not being able to go anywhere. At the time I was not very happy but looking back I am glad I started slow. Actually felt pretty bad for first 4 miles but then I got in the zone and felt real well throughout.
What would you do differently?:

Warm up. I am pretty sure this is why I felt bad during the first segment of the race.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall I'm pretty happy with this being my first however I did miss some workouts and had I stuck to the plan I could have ran a bit better. After a terrible HIM i am glad I rebounded with this and regained confidence.

Event comments:

Very well orgainzed. The race was very crowded but a ton of fun

Last updated: 2011-06-08 12:00 AM
03:18:22 | 26 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/35670
Performance: Good
Course: Around the streets of Chi town.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2011-10-09 9:31 PM

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