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Hypothermic Half Marathon - Calgary - RunHalf Marathon

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Calgary, Alberta
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-5C / 23F
Total Time = 1h 28m 12s
Overall Rank = 11/329
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 4/38
Pre-race routine:

Freaky weather lately so took a bunch of clothing options. Was hailing at the start but cleared up shortly. Still a super cold wind chill. Wore tights, ultra shorts, tech short shirt and tech long overtop with my huge fleece mitts and touque/neck cover.

Event warmup:

Changed shoes from Kinvara (no ice traction) to my light 50$ Etonic trainers.

Still nursing a mildly injured ham - slight limping until it gets warmed up so did 1k or so just before start.
  • 1h 28m 9s
  • 21.08 kms
  • 04m 11s  min/km

Left ham has been bugging me since last weeks 32. The mid-week 23 went ok after it warmed up so I did the same this time. Calves are on fire since I started the new dance classes. First race that the legs/muscles were the restrictor instead of HR/cardio.

Race was pretty uneventful - fought with a female marathoner who kept right with me until the first bridge, then I was pretty much alone for the rest of the race. Nice to see everyone as you come back though.

Post race
Warm down:

Nice huge breakfast buffet - they do that and a nice gear bag instead of awards/draw prizes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Middle of high volume mesocycle with no taper at all. Went as expected.

Event comments:

Good breakfast after the race, and one of the better medals. No awards/prizing keeps the elites away unfortunately.

Last updated: 2012-11-16 12:00 AM
01:28:09 | 21.08 kms | 04m 11s  min/km
Age Group: 4/38
Overall: 11/329
Performance: Good
Avg HR - 157
Course: Out and back, pretty flat except under the bridges. My Garmin said it was short 300-400m which would add another 1:30 or so to the time. Which makes sense.
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-02-11 1:41 PM

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Calgary, AB
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Subject: Hypothermic Half Marathon - Calgary

2013-02-11 4:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Hypothermic Half Marathon - Calgary
Nice job. You and I sure live in different worlds, climate-wise Smile
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