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Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Competitor Group, Inc.
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 19m 55s
Overall Rank = 2185/5853
Age Group = 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 152/573
Pre-race routine:

Met up with my awesome teammates for pre-race dinner.
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Packet pickup at the expo area. HUGE expo!
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Event warmup:

No warm up other than mingling around with teammates.
Run
  • 2h 19m 55s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 41s  min/mile
Comments:

I started off feeling fairly strong until my calf cramped up. I had to stop to stretch it out and could not seem to get moving again after that; felt like I was running on soggy noodles. The air temp was pleasant, but it felt pretty hot in the direct sunlight. At mile 11, I saw an ambulance and two people holding up a sheet to shield a body. I saw that CPR was being performed on someone. I later found out that two people died on the course. Very sad indeed.

There were live bands playing all along the race course which made it fun!

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What would you do differently?:

Train more on hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Beer tent. Nuf said.
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What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training and extra weight.




Last updated: 2014-04-22 12:00 AM
Running
02:19:55 | 13.1 miles | 10m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 152/573
Overall: 2185/5853
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly!
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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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