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Sarasota, Florida
United States
Mote Marine Laboratory
60F / 16C
Total Time = 35m 50s
Overall Rank = 494/682
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 26/29
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:30AM. Coffee and whole wheat toast with peanut butter for breakfast. Headed off at 6:45AM. Found a parking spot, walked around check-in and expo, then headed down to start/finish at the water on the beach.
Event warmup:

Did some easy jogging and pick-ups between the lifeguard stations. Got in line about five minutes before the start.
  • 35m 50s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 26s  min/mile

Forgot to start my interval timer, so first run interval was about four minutes rather than three. No big deal. Followed 3:1 until the last mile.
Pretty much ran in a pack until the turnaround, then it thinned out on the leg back.
My Achilles didn't like running on the sand. Tried to stay on the packed sand near the edge of the water as much as possible.
What would you do differently?:

Do some running on the beach ahead of time to get more acclimated to it.

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around the finish line a cheered for later finishers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ran about what I expected based on my fitness. Still working on losing weight.

Last updated: 2013-04-01 12:00 AM
00:35:50 | 03.11 miles | 11m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/29
Overall: 494/682
Performance: Average
No mile markers, but out & back was 17:23.1 / 18:28.16 per my watch.
Course: Down & back on Siesta Key Beach. Normal course used for the beach runs and sprint triathlons held there. Mostly ran on packed sand along the waterline. Had rain yesterday, so that helped the deeper sand from being too powdery.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2013-05-14 3:33 PM

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