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Quad Cities Distance Classic - Run

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Rock Island, Illinois
United States
Corbelt Running Club
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 40m 13s
Overall Rank = 46/316
Age Group = 50 -54
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up early, one cup coffee, usual oat cereal with yogurt and honey, banana, all about 2 hours before race.
Event warmup:

Jogging, stretching. One gel pack 15 mins before start
  • 1h 40m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 39s  min/mile

I did exactly what I wanted to do: was shooting for about a 7:40 pace and I hit that.
What would you do differently?:

Probably look to cut my pace in the latter half of the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk, sit, eat oranges, bananas and bagles

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My own caution with regard to pacing. Have never competed in a 1/2 before, so I had no idea what pace I would truly be capable of. Picked a pace I thought I could keep and I kept it, but probably could have won or at least placed in age group (took 5th) had I been slightly more aggressive.

Event comments:

I'll be back!

Last updated: 2004-05-10 12:00 AM
01:40:13 | 13.1 miles | 07m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 5/316
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat. One reasonable hill at mile 1, one very unreasonable hill at mile 12! 46/316 overall, 5/25 age group finishes.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2004-05-10 9:43 AM

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Subject: Quad Cities Distance Classic

2004-05-10 12:23 PM
in reply to: #23924

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Subject: RE: Quad Cities Distance Classic
great race and awesome standings for your first 1/2!
2004-05-10 1:40 PM
in reply to: #23924

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Subject: RE: Quad Cities Distance Classic
Good race! I guess sometimes you have reasonable hills and sometimes you don't.
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