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Instant Classic Trail Race - RunHalf Marathon


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Chesterfield, Virginia
United States
Instant Classic Trail Race
40sF / 0C
Precipitation
Total Time = 2h 42m 55s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drove to race site - ate lara bar and diet Dew (husband's beverage of choice...tough to get caffeine in the morning now that I'm off diet Pepsi) in the car. 40 minute drive.


Event warmup:

Walking from parking lot to packet pickup & back to car. 2 visits to the loo - one flush, one porta. Another lara bar & Dew.

Standing in the rain, listening to anthem, sponsor greet & thank, etc. Marathon took off 10 minutes before we did.
Run
  • 2h 42m 55s
  • 13.45 miles
  • 12m 07s  min/mile
Comments:

I am in love with trail racing. Even though it rained for the first 2 miles (and left the course a muddy mess), I had a blast. I had people in sight _ and behind me _ the whole time, even though I'm slow - a blessing from normal races where I pull up the rear. The course was beautiful, well marked, and interesting. Plenty of aid stations - and they had pretzels & m&ms in addition to water & gatorade (although I partook (pretzels) at the station around 10 miles) - otherwise stuck to my routine of nuun in the camelbak and power chews. Brought my applesauce but was too lazy to unload it from my camelbak.
What would you do differently?:

Sign up for more trail races!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, ate a brat, took lots of pictures of my dirty legs and my medal.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Some of the areas were muddy & required a little more care to pass, but otherwise, I walked when I need to and ran the rest. Knees good, mind good.

Event comments:

Definitely a keeper (and a great alternative to Shamrock in VA Beach - cheaper and I can sleep in my own bed). Would consider doing the full, but I think I want my next (2nd) full to be one with lots of crowd. I've already done a tiny full...and want something different.




Last updated: 2013-01-10 12:00 AM
Running
02:42:55 | 13.45 miles | 12m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
See log.
Course: Basically a figure 8 (with some weird shaped loops) - crossover at 4.5 miles. Great varied terrain - some paved path, some gravel, some dirt pack, some pine needles, some fire road; also fun elevation changes - hills, but not too many. 2 stream crossings. This course was challenging, but not stupid hard (and not hard for the sake of being hard). Loved!
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
Evaluation
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

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2013-03-16 3:48 PM

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Edited by enders_shadow 2013-03-16 3:50 PM


2013-03-16 4:06 PM
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Champion
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Subject: RE: Instant Classic Trail Race

Great work today!!!  And you don't even look all that dirty.

PS.  Was the race in Wisconsin?  a brat? LOL.

2013-03-16 4:50 PM
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Congratulations!  Sounds like you had a blast - most important thing in any race.
2013-03-16 5:11 PM
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Royal(PITA)
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West Chester, Ohio
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Awesome!  Great run in the muck and mud of it all.

You may convert me to trail running too....just sounds very peaceful.

2013-03-16 7:26 PM
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Awesome!  Great race!
2013-03-16 9:12 PM
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Virginny
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Hey and no snow! Way to go! You make it sound fun but I am remain skeptical.


2013-03-17 7:00 AM
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Master
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I'm jealous sounds like a great race, congratulations!
2013-03-18 7:17 AM
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A muddy trail race, what's not to love!!!  Nice work!  Glad you had a great time.  That is what it is all about!
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