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Calgary, Alberta
Canada
-6C / 21F
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 34m 50s
Overall Rank = 22/331
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 12/50
Pre-race routine:

Last race of the season, and this year we got lots of snow and cold. Wore zoot ultra shorts, thermal tights, under armor shirt, long sleeve tech and the race shirt over top. Gloves/race cap/scarf.


Event warmup:

Run, pee, run, pee - pre-race coffee and cold runs make it a process.
Run
  • 1h 34m 50s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 04m 29s  min/km
Comments:

Fun race with a decent 1st place prize so we get some of the local elites out.

Huge breakfast with bacon/eggs/pancakes at the Garage restaurant afterwards.

What would you do differently?:

Can't do much about the weather.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Snow, ice, extra clothing, heavy snow trail shoes.





Last updated: 2013-09-02 12:00 AM
Running
01:34:50 | 21.1 kms | 04m 29s  min/km
Age Group: 12/50
Overall: 22/331
Performance: Average
Course: Loop west along the path, then east towards the zoo then north and back. Snow was ok for the first 5km - was just over 20 mins and on track for sub 1:30 but then the snow was over an inch deep which is like running in sand. Even the elites (sub 30/10k) were barely under 4min/km and did 1:20s. Got passed by quite a few at the 14km mark which is unusual. Ran with a pack of dudes for a few km until they all started fading, and repassed them all including the crazy girl that was way underdressed.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5

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