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Ft. Meyers, Florida
United States
Ft Myers Track Club
65F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 35m 17s
Overall Rank = 55/861
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/57
Pre-race routine:

Normal just got to race and got down a big serving of VitargoS2 and a few Extreme Endurance
Event warmup:

Only got in some stretching, was a bit behind from collecting all my buddies before start
Run
  • 1h 35m 17s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 16s  min/mile
Comments:

Got to start with about 5min to go, which put us towards the back. I thought there was more till race started but ended up behind the 10+ pace bunch and was a train wreck trying to get through them. Then mile 2 about it cleared and things was OK. I knew the bridge was gonna be a pain and I was right. Had a 7:11 ish pace going into it and the few miles after was around 7:28; that is till mile 12 where where I felt I had a bit of a break and decided to turn things up last mile.
What would you do differently?:

Get to the front or least made my way more towards it. It was really slow for 1/2 mile but do not feel it was that big of a deal according to the splits off my Garmin. It would have just made things easier.
Post race
Warm down:

Stopped at pool on way home and did a 30min swim

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My speed work heading into the race was not really there. This was a last min race and basically just a training day for us. Long tempo run I call it with friends.

Event comments:

For a local smaller half this is a pretty good race. I mean how can ya beat Hooters girls on course and them at finish with beer and wings ? I would do it again for sure. If looking for a smaller half in SWFL that can produce a PR this couls be the race. Not the flattest here but ya get a good run at the bridge thats done over and back over. It hits about mile 6.5 and head back over at a U-turn round mile 8 and its about .5 mile long up .


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Last updated: 2014-02-19 12:00 AM
Running
01:35:17 | 13.1 miles | 07m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/57
Overall: 55/861
Performance: Good
Course: One big loop but went over and back over the Ft Myers bridge
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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