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Pasadena, California
United States
Pasadena Marathon
82F / 28C
Total Time = 43m 21s
Overall Rank = 8/1190
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/68
Pre-race routine:

Got up at around 5am, had a banana and a clif bar with some Gatorade. Drove up to the site and hit a porta potty, and then lined up upfront.
Event warmup:

Stretched, ran some sprints and waited at the starting line.
  • 43m 21s
  • 6.5 miles
  • 06m 44s  min/mile

The race got delayed by 10 mins, and by 7:10am it was already plenty hot. Kept my eye on the contestants up front, and saw a couple of dudes looking my age and fast. Kicked off and one of them got dropped almost right away, and the other one was nowhere to be found. When I got to the turnoff by the 134 freeway, ran into the back of the 1/2 marathon and had to work my way through the crowd of walkers. The run back up the ramp was a decent climb, and did I mention that it was plenty hot by that time? Passed a few more runners as I was running miles 5 and 6. Saw the crowd at the finish line but could not see the finish chute! By then my Garmin was showing that I ran almost 6.5 miles and I was wondering if I had missed the finish line altogether.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Did not do a ton of running since the Malibu Creek event.
Post race
Warm down:

Not a ton, grabbed some food and headed back home as I had a flight to catch in the evening.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat, the flight later that day... did not come out to kill it that day.

Event comments:

Apparently, things fell apart later on and the race organizers ran out of water, good and medals for the slower 1/2ers. I did not see it, but the fact that the course was mismeasured and no clearly visible finish chute was used kinda sucked. I emailed the organizers and they admitted that the course's length was not certified - i.e. f..ed up.

Last updated: 2013-06-30 12:00 AM
00:43:21 | 06.5 miles | 06m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/68
Overall: 8/1190
Course: Out and back around the city hall and all the way to the 134 freeway along Colorado Blvd.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-07-18 6:35 AM

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