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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Pittsburgh Marathon
52F / 11C
Total Time = 2h 24m 5s
Overall Rank = 9742/14,589
Age Group = Women 35-39
Age Group Rank = 732/1,224
  • 2h 24m 55s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 04s  min/mile

Started out strong. Hella strong. Felt AWESOME. Had to hold myself back. Then, suddenly BOOM. Out of energy, incredibly thirsty, numb arms, cold and just felt awful all-over. No clue what happened.
What would you do differently?:

More fuel. I think this was a severe energy bonk with some dehydration. Drink more early on - even if not thirsty just grab a water/gatorade to help keep dehydration at bay. Also, have more fuels. 2x shot bloks was not enough. I think also doing longer training with further miles will be better for me. The sub-10 mile distances are easy for me now, so I think for future halves maybe train up to 15-16. I know I can do the distance, but I'd like it to be easy. Or perhaps just keeping up with 6-10 milers on weekends will help with that as well?
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

better training, not getting sick pre-race, better food day before (so much pooping), better fueling.

Last updated: 2014-04-01 12:00 AM
02:24:55 | 13.1 miles | 11m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 732/1,224
Overall: 9742/14,589
Performance: Below average
Garmin measured as 13.23
Course: splits: 01: 10:10 02: 9:45 03: 9:51 04: 9:57 05: 9:42 06: 9:50 07: 9:58 08: 10:48 09: 14:11 10: 12:48 11: 12:22 12: 12:50 13: 10:27 14: 2:12
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2014-05-07 7:40 AM

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My question is am I playing with fire entering the half marathon this close to my primary goal for this season which is the HIM?
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I just started doing tris this summer and I have two under my belt, both sprints. Is it reasonable to build up for a Oly in early ‘09, with a HIM in Oct of ‘09
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Steady is our walk. Ignoring the pain that is radiating from my feet, I continue to place one foot in front of the other. Again I wonder, “Why am I doing this?”
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