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Vernal, Utah
United States
52F / 11C
Total Time = 7h 45m
Overall Rank = 86/215
Age Group = F30-34
Age Group Rank = 21/30
Pre-race routine:

poop, hang out in the car, the usual.
Event warmup:

stay in our car and try not to freeze
  • 2h 21m 49s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 50s  min/mile

first few miles went great. later miles ... not so much
What would you do differently?:

actually train for this.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around a bit

What limited your ability to perform faster:

totally undertrained

Event comments:

not bad. it's a small local race - about what you'd expect. volunteers weren't the most knowledgeable. buses were late; race started 15 minutes late. probably won't do again unless the medal is a t-rex.

Last updated: 2014-05-08 12:00 AM
02:21:49 | 13.1 miles | 10m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/30
Overall: 30/215
Performance: Below average
Course: downhill through dry fork canyon
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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author : sl2302
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