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Wilmington, New York
United States
30F / -1C
Total Time = 1h 17m 57s
Overall Rank = 1/26
Age Group = F20-29
Age Group Rank = 1/
  • 1h 17m 57s
  • 8 miles
  • 09m 44s  min/mile

I was a bit nervous coming into this race because I did IMMT less than 4 weeks ago and although I felt good the first few weeks following the race my last few weeks I've been feeling worn down. The first 3 miles before you get to the gate to the top of the mountain are the steepest, and I immediately felt my HR skyrocket right from the beginning. Not sure if I was still recovering or it was the immediately running up a mountain part that caused that. Somehow managed to keep it steady the rest of the race despite feeling heavy legged and ended up PRing by 9 minutes!
What would you do differently?:

Probably do less immediately after my IM so I would hopefully be more recovered.
Post race
Warm down:

Immediately put on all the warm clothes I brought with me because it was cold! n...and I was n

Event comments:

Really nicely organized, especially compared to previous years. They even had the awards ceremony at the local festival they had after, which was a nice touch. Aid stations were every mile after the first 3, and the hot chicken broth at the top really hit the spot on a cold day.

Last updated: 2013-09-15 12:00 AM
01:17:57 | 08 miles | 09m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 1/26
Performance: Good
Course: 8 miles up Whiteface mountain! Race goes up the highway circling the mountain with an average grade of 8%. Really a beautiful race with great views but dressing for it is always tough, it was getting towards 60 on the bottom but 30 and windy/foggy at the top of the mountain.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
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

2013-09-15 3:30 PM

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