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Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
Salt Lake City Marathon
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 00m 38s
Overall Rank = 870/2928
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 353/1782
Pre-race routine:

Got up early to eat--the usual: banana and half bagel with peanut butter. Rolled my IT band, stretched, that was about it.
Event warmup:

Some stretching, two trips to porta potty :-)
Run
  • 2h 00m 38s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile
Comments:

This is the first time I ran keeping an eye on my heart rate. I stayed in the upper Z2 for most of the race, occasionally creeping up into Z3. I felt like I ran well, I was gassed at the end, knew I had pushed hard.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe stayed in lower Z2 a bit longer to see if I had any more left to push at the end
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to hotel, jumped in car and drove the 90 minutes home to watch my daughter's fastpitch softball games (they won both!)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Genetics :)

Event comments:

Great new course, would definitely do it again!




Last updated: 2014-04-20 12:00 AM
Running
02:00:38 | 13.1 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 353/1782
Overall: 870/2928
Performance: Good
Course: New course this year--lots of uphill and downhill in the first 5 miles
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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Congrats!  That sets you up quite nicely for SG!  Hope the recovery (and taper) treats you well

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Great Run and a great day!

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