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Scottsboro, Alabama
United States
Scottsboro Half Marathon
55F / 13C
Precipitation
Total Time = 2h 35m 9s
Overall Rank = 234/263
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 19/21
Pre-race routine:

The wife and I spent the night in Scottsboro the night before. Race day I got up at 0630 did my pre-race meal:
- Water bottle mixed with Hammer Perpetuem
- Bagel with Honey
- Bonk Bar
Lite stretching
Drive 15mins over to the race
Event warmup:

Lite strecthing and huddled with everyone trying to stay warm. The temp was not bad but it was raining.
Run
  • 2h 35m 9s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 50s  min/mile
Comments:

I had planned to PR this race. I typically do well in adverse weather as I get motivated by the fact everyone is dealing with it and typically complaining and not liking it. I've learned to embrace it. I started with the 2:05 pace group figuring I would drop back to 2:10 at some point. The 1st 3 miles I felt great and was on my pace. Shortly after mile 3 my stomach started giving me problems. I sucked it up and kept with my same fueling plan (1 hammer gel, a bottle of Perpetuem, and a bottle of water) I alternated a sip of water and Perpeteum about every 20 mins and dropped my pace a little. I was trying to figure out what was the cause of the stomach issues as I followed the same fuleing pattern in Feb for a 26.2 in Birmingham. The only diffrence was my night before meal, at this one I had chicken at a family joint and I think that got me. I dropped my pace a little bit more and kept going. . . Between miles 8-9 I finally had enough and had to stop at the port-a-potty. After that my pace was blown and I just did my best to finish.

What would you do differently?:

Ensure I bring my own dinner for the night before. . .
Post race
Warm down:

Drank a recovery drank and hit the port-a-potty again...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Proper night before meal and more training.

Event comments:

This race was well organized and supported. I'm hoping when I see the course again in Sep for the 70.3 I will not have the stomach issues that hindered me at this race. Nice finishing medals. . .




Last updated: 2014-03-04 12:00 AM
Running
02:35:09 | 13.1 miles | 11m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/21
Overall: 234/263
Performance: Below average
My goal was to work my HR up and keep it between 135-145.
Course: I signed up for this race in order to get a look at the run course for the 70.3 in Sep, they use the same one. I liked the course it was mostly rolling hills, was well marked, and had plenty of pit stops and fueling stations. It was rainy and a little chilly to start out but warmed up and the rain let up at the end.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %na
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
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] 4

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