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Grand Ridge Trail Marathon - RunMarathon

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Issaquah, Washington
United States
Evergreen Trail Runs
75F / 24C
Total Time = 4h 59m 8s
Overall Rank = 2/43
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

got up, ate a bowl of oatmea, a banana, and drove to the race
Event warmup:

walked 1/4 mile to register, back to the car to put up my stuff, back to the start
  • 4h 59m 8s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 25s  min/mile

Very good run. It was a hard, but beutiful trail. Tree covered the entire way, huge ferns all over the ground. A little technical but nothing too bad. It was a lot of fun. They also had 5K, 1/2 marathon, 50K, so something for everyone.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

walked straight to the car and went to the cruise terminal

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

There weren't many drink stations, but we were warned about that ahead of time. The post-race pread was decent, nothing huge, but it was a small race. Lots of fruit, nad nutella (yay!)

Last updated: 2012-08-14 12:00 AM
04:59:08 | 26.2 miles | 11m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 2/43
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops over monstrous hills. It was beautifu. Completely covered by tree canopy the entire way. Constant long hills, up and down. Technical with lots of rocks and roots. Dry trail, no river crossings -1 very small creek crossing that I stepped across on rocks without getting wet. The last 2 mmiles of each lap was straight downhill, which fetl great the first loop, but punded the hell out of my quads on the last loop
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-08-14 10:46 AM

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