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Miami, Florida
United States
ING
70F / 21C
Overcast
Total Time = 06m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-35
Age Group Rank = 6/409
Pre-race routine:

coffee, bagel and gatorade endurance (something in this combination killed my stomach and caused major GI issues!)
Event warmup:

active stretch, light jog and pickups
Run
  • 1h 24m 42s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 06m 28s  min/mile
Comments:

I had a great race in terms of the result when I consider the low amount of running I've been doing due to my injuries issues and the GI issues I had throughout the race. The course itself was beautiful and the weather was perfect. I started the race at the back of the field because I was totally distracted debating whether I should use the portajohn one more time or not. Anyway, the first 2 miles were VERY busy and I had to zig zag back and forward to pass people. At around mile 2 I settled into a pace but then my GI started after I took some Gatorade at the water station and it was very concentrated. At that moment I knew that the only way to feel a bit better was to stop and "go", but setting the GI issue aside I was feeling awesome with my run. I could feel myself running effortlessly and my HR was at high zone 2 and I was running 6:30 pace! Anyway I decided to stop at the next available portajohn. By mile 4 I saw some portable bathrooms but my run was going great so I kept going. I decided to go without Gatorade or water and just cool down pouring water on y head. Passing the 10K my pace was great and I figured I could run a sub 1:25 keeping the same pace. The second part was VERY challenging cuz I needed to go SO BAD ;) I just focused on one mile at a time and I was repeating to myself: "The faster you run the faster you can use a bathroom" LOL!. I did that and by mile 11, I was scared I was going to "go" while running, but there was more people cheering as we got closer to the city so that helped me to forget about my issue for a bit. By mile 12 I just ran as fast as I could and I was able to run a 5:30 mile! I finished the race, got rid of my chip and ran to the bathroom! :)
What would you do differently?:

use a portajohn b4 the race as many times as necessary. NEVER combine a bagel with gatorade endurance at 4:00 AM
Post race
Warm down:

walked/jog light 10 min and ate pancakes 20 minutes later, yummy!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

GI.
I was also affraid I was going to crash ugly as my running volume is been very low (Nov 18+ miles, Dec 30+ miles and Jan 50+ miles) and my longest run in 2 months is been 7-8 miles at an easy E2 pace

Event comments:

I loved the race...the GI issues helped me a lot for mental training for the future. Next time -> sub 1:20 ;)




Last updated: 2006-01-30 12:00 AM
Running
01:24:42 | 13.1 miles | 06m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/409
Overall: 409/
Performance: Good
1/2 Miami Marathon new PR AG 30-35 place 6th/409 time at 10K -> 41:39 min - 6:50 pace second half (7miles) -> 43:03 - 6:09 pace Net pace -> 6:28 HR avg 168, Max HR 199
Course: FFF -> Flat, fast and fun
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2006-01-30 3:33 PM

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2006-01-30 6:06 PM
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How about wearing a diaper next time? That would solve your problem.

OK...all joking aside....DAMN YOU ARE FAST!!! The Mexican Tornado strikes again!!

2006-01-30 6:25 PM
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Were you riding a bike...... Just kidding. Awesome Job.

2006-01-30 8:48 PM
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LOL... once again it shows your insanity!  You forced yourself to keep running when you had to use the bathroom so badly!!!!  Hahahaha.... Let me know when you eat bagel next time.  I'm so NOT running with you. 

And with that GI issue, you still did so well!!  You are crazy!

2006-01-31 7:53 AM
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Diapers? NO WAY, I think that was the secret for my fast run!
2006-01-31 8:04 AM
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That is scary fast and even more impressive by doing it with GI issues...awesome time.

Mark


2006-01-31 2:39 PM
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Very nice run, especially the end of the race. I had similar issues but it was during the last 3 miles with blisters (Rock N Roll Half Marathon). I was also trying to break 1:20:00 but oh well. We'll get it next time!

Great job.
2006-01-31 3:56 PM
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Nice run, especially considering the azz gas ........ love to see what you can do on a "good" day!
2006-01-31 6:36 PM
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You people from Boston need to let me know when you come down!  AWESOME RACE!  Glad we could provide a beautiful day for you! 
2006-02-01 1:57 PM
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WOW Jorge...Quite a race! Mental toughness for sure- and way fast to boot. Congratulations on a really cool run!
Oh- and "resting' by finishing up your awesome swim challenge mileage- PRICELESS!
2006-02-01 2:27 PM
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Thank your for the BTers great support as always! Next time I promise run with diapers



2006-02-01 2:39 PM
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Make sure you take a picture! Tongue out
2006-02-02 10:00 PM
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Nice run...kick *** PR!  With some speed work i bet you could go under 1:20.
2006-02-03 11:13 PM
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Awesome Race Jorge!

Mental toughness or nuts...but either way you are wicked fast...cograts on a PR!

Can't wait to see all your sucess this year.

2006-02-05 8:24 AM
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GRREAT run Jorge!  That is SOME level of concentration to be able to hold it in that long (and STILL run that fast!!).   Congratulations.

Sharon

2006-02-05 3:25 PM
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OMG!  We're not worthy!


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