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Denver, Colorado
United States
Colfax Marathon
55F / 13C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 43m 11s
Overall Rank = 340/5165
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 19/208
Pre-race routine:

Woke up 2 hours before race, had oatmeal and coffee.
Event warmup:

Ran 1/2 mile with 4 sets of strides.
Run
  • 1h 43m 11s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile
Comments:

I used this HM as a fast training run. I tried to stay at 7:30 pace for the whole race but could not keep the pace past mile 8. I had a hard time staying under 8:00 pace over the last 3.5 miles. Overall an okay run.
What would you do differently?:

I would eat better the days leading up to the race and have a GU / Salt tablets after the first 6 miles. Nutrition was a big factor in my not being able to maintain my pace through the finish
Post race
Warm down:

Water, bagel, banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of proper nutrition, I ran out of gas.

Event comments:

A well run race with a couple of cool features. We ran through the Denver Zoo in mile 2 and ran through the Aurora Firehouse #1 in mile 9.




Last updated: 2013-02-08 12:00 AM
Running
01:43:11 | 13.1 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/208
Overall: 340/5165
Performance: Average
Course: Mostly flat with a slight uphill in the first half and slight downhill in the second half.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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