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Ann Arbor, Michigan
United States
Ann Arbor Track Club
68F / 20C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 25m
Overall Rank = 35/2600+
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/?????
Pre-race routine:

The usual. I got to the race start really early so I had time to grab a short cat-nap. My gut was more settled than it usually is before a race. I ran about 1.5 miles total with 4 x strides up to race pace. I was sweating by the time I lined up to start.
Event warmup:

See above.
Run
  • 1h 25m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 06m 31s  min/mile
Comments:

Went out and felt great.....at around 6:30 pace. When I pushed it much faster than that it felt hard so I would back off to 6:30. Kept it pretty much right there for the entire race.

It was warmer than I thought it would be. Poured most of every cup of water over my head and shirt.

Noticed that on the flats and descents I just kept up but that on the ascents was where I passed people.

The last hill to the finish line in ths race is about 3/4 of a mile long and is just brutal. The last time I ran this (1:32:xx) I actually stopped completely about 1/4 mile from the finish and thought I aw going to puke. I felt like I might puke today also but this time ther was no stopping. :). I gritted this one through to the end.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe pick 6:25 or 6:20 as my pace. Sometimes I wonder if the brain is more powerful than the body in these instances. If I had decided that 6:20 was today's pace, could I have held that?
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and chatted with several friends who had run various races today.

Event comments:

Great race that is a staple in SE Michigan.




Last updated: 2013-05-07 12:00 AM
Running
01:25:00 | 13.1 miles | 06m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/?????
Overall: 35/2600+
Performance: Good
Garmin says I went 13.2 and I stopped it at 1:24:58 but whatever.
Course: Point to point. Rolling hills. Garmin says 392 feet of climbing, 418 of descent. Beautiful run.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-06-03 2:25 PM
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Just one big WOW.  That is an awesome pace on a tougher course.  I agree sometime you can trick the mind into doing amazing things...next time you can try out your strategy and shoot for the moon!

Great job!

2013-06-03 2:40 PM
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Great job Jason! Nice work.
2013-06-03 2:48 PM
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Nice work Jason!
2013-06-03 6:22 PM
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zzzzzzooooOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!

Well done!

2013-06-03 10:54 PM
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Wow, 6:30 for an entire HM! That is smoking!
Great job Jason!


2013-06-04 4:42 AM
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Nice result!
2013-06-04 5:46 AM
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SMOKIN fast!
2013-06-04 9:04 AM
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sweet run dude!
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