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Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
Great Aloha Run
75F / 24C
Total Time = 59m 3s
Overall Rank = 362/21183
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 51/1306
  • 59m 3s
  • 8.15 miles
  • 07m 15s  min/mile

Made my way to the front, about 15 feet from the starting line. Started out a bit too fast, but then slowly settled into my pace. Problem was, I never felt comfortable at 7:20. My pace kept bouncing around between 7:35, and 7 flat when I noticed my pace was falling off. It wasn't that it was "hard" to run 7:20...I just couldn't run AT that pace.

Coming out of Nimitz, I knew 1 hour was going to be really close...especially with the hills coming up. Mentally I tried to push the hills hard knowing I would catch a little breather on the downhills. My cardio was fine...but my legs were getting heavy. Probably from dragging around a little extra weight.

Once we made that short right turn off of Kam Hwy, it was the home stretch. I knew I had to make up a little bit of time, so once in the stadium parking lot, I stopped looking at my watch and just started to try and pick people off. As I came down the tunnel, I finally saw the clock, and knew I had sub 1 hour. I let up a little in the last 20 yards, but that cost me about 8 places overall...LOL.
What would you do differently?:

Manage my weight better over the holidays. Pretty much all I could expect to run at 166 pounds. 8 pounds lighter should be about 10-15 seconds faster per mile...or around 57ish minutes where I wanted to be.
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Last updated: 2011-12-28 12:00 AM
00:59:03 | 08.15 miles | 07m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 51/1306
Overall: 362/21183
7:00, 7:17, 7:18, 7:35, 7:25, 7:25, 7:20, 7:30, 5:13 (for .12 miles)
Course: Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium
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2012-02-20 7:24 PM

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