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Halifax, Nova Scotia
4C / 39F
Total Time = 1h 46m 33s
Overall Rank = 277/965
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 85/244
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at about 5:45 and had a banana and a glass of water. Got all my gear together and headed into the race at about 6:20. On the way I stopped for a cofffe and a bagel. Got to the race venue at about 7:10 and mainly relaxed and walked around. Slowly got changed and had another cup of coffee.
Event warmup:

It was pretty cold outside so I didn't want to get too warmed up, sweat and then have to stand in the cold so I mainly did some dynamic stretchs inside and made my way to the start line at about 8:30, 15min before post time. Once there I did a little more stretching and bounced around with everyone else to try and keep warm.
  • 1h 46m 33s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 05m 04s  min/km

Paced the run pretty good. Really had to slow myslef down for the first 5k or so as I wanted to run at about a 4:30 pace but I kept myself in the 4:50-5:00 range. Really glad I did this as the last 5k were uphill and into the wind. Overall I was really happy with my pace and time. I told someone yesterday that I had fun, and I really did. I remember thinking several times how much I was enjoying the route and the run.
What would you do differently?:

I would have left my arm warmers on. I took them off at about km 7 and it was great until we headed back into the wind. my hands and arms were pretty cold the last few k's.
Post race
Warm down:

I meet up with my wife and daughter and went inside. Had a chocolate milk and then got into line for a free massage. After 20 minutes of that I had a protein shake and got changed. Stopped for sushi on the way home and had a beer. It was cold and tasted great.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The missed training due to nagging injuried like ITBS and hangstring issues.

Event comments:

This is a great race that I would encourage anyone wanting to visit the area to do. Its a whole weekend of events and locals really come out to support you on the route. Beautiful scenery and rolling hills. Ill be back for sure.

Last updated: 2013-01-17 12:00 AM
01:46:33 | 21.1 kms | 05m 04s  min/km
Age Group: 85/244
Overall: 277/965
Performance: Good
Course: Course had a slight up hill for the first few km and then had a gradual down hill over the next 10k or so. Then there were a number of steeper climbs followed by the last 3-4km having an uphill slope.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-05-22 6:12 AM

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Nova Scotia, Canada
Subject: Blue Nose Marathon

2014-04-08 7:55 AM
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Cambridge, MA
Subject: RE: Blue Nose Marathon

Thanks for the race report from last year!  It's the only one on 

I'm thinking of doing the full Blue Nose marathon next year... so it's helpful to read that you thought it was a good, well run race!! 

Cheers, -Sunny

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