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Alta, Utah
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 31m 53s
Overall Rank = 27/408
Age Group = M 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 3/18
  • 1h 31m 53s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile

It was a good race but you really have to have practiced your downhill running. It can take a toll on you otherwise.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I developed a pretty bad blister that covered my right heel by about mile 7. It was painful but I think I was able to run through it. There really wasn't anything else I could do it was too deep.

Event comments:

Good first year race. The thing that made it a bit better than average is the course. It's scenic and unusual to have a race that's almost all downhill like this one.

Last updated: 2013-07-27 12:00 AM
01:31:53 | 13.1 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 27/408
Performance: Good
Course: There was about 4000 feet of elevation loss over the course. It was pretty steep in some places but never painfully steep. Once you leave the canyon at about mile 9 the run becomes tougher. A few flatter sections that feel hard after 9 miles of hammering downhill and there is one short but steep climb around mile 10.5 or 11.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2013-08-25 1:51 PM

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date : May 24, 2010
author : Coach AJ
comments : 0
My question is am I playing with fire entering the half marathon this close to my primary goal for this season which is the HIM?
date : June 15, 2009
author : Ali Winslow
comments : 0
I just ran the Boston Marathon under nine minute miles, can I run eight minute miles for my half Ironman training runs? Or should I go slower?
date : November 17, 2008
author : mat steinmetz
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I just started doing tris this summer and I have two under my belt, both sprints. Is it reasonable to build up for a Oly in early ‘09, with a HIM in Oct of ‘09
date : July 10, 2007
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comments : 0
Having three seasons under my belt I thought I knew what I was doing. That all changed with a few new challenges and a bunch of new friends.
date : January 29, 2006
author : sl2302
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I just had a couple of problems, I could count the number of triathlons I had contested at zero. Secondly, I could count on one hand the number of times I had been swimming in the last 17 years.
date : October 24, 2005
author : mikericci
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This program should be used for an athlete whose goal is to run a marathon in the 1:30-2:30 range and has a good running base in the past 8-12 weeks.
date : October 2, 2005
author : smeeko
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I will assume you have not run consistently more than 6 miles and have never completed a half-marathon. I believe running your first half-marathon is a big task which requires dedication and work.
date : January 10, 2005
author : ewkfit
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My training was taking off. I had never felt stronger. I was making bigger strides than I ever had. I was stronger and faster than I had imagined myself ever being.