General Discussion Race Reports! » Xterra Marathon of Trail races Trail Run Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Xterra Marathon of Trail races Trail Run - RunHalf Marathon

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States
37F / 3C
Total Time = 2h 17m 52s
Overall Rank = 62/195
Age Group = M 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/14
Pre-race routine:

Try and stay warm, and dry. Picked up bib, etc. the day before. Picked up chip on morning of race. Due to the weather, it was a little hectic for some late arrivals getting chips. Chalk it up to the rain, snow, and wind.
Event warmup:

No warmup to speak of. Tried to stretch a little, but it was tough with everyone finding any type of cover possible to stay dry.
  • 2h 17m 52s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 31s  min/mile

Under good circumstances, this would be a tough run. With the weather, it was tough. The mud made running almost impossible in some areas. The inability to train on hills in Houston, along with the snow, made it even worse. All in all, it was a tough, cold morning.
What would you do differently?:

Not bite off more than I can chew. Or, pay closer attention to weather forecasts.
Post race
Warm down:

Get out of wet clothes and try to warm up.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weather, mud, course.

Event comments:

I'm sure this is a very good race when it is a typical fall day in Colorado. Unfortunately, the weather made it difficult. Definitely an experience.

Last updated: 2011-10-10 12:00 AM
02:17:52 | 13.1 miles | 10m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/14
Overall: 62/195
Performance: Below average
Course: Trail run, with pretty good elevation changes in Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2011-10-10 2:09 PM

User image

Subject: Xterra Marathon of Trail races Trail Run
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Xterra Marathon of Trail races Trail Run Rss Feed