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Portland, Oregon
United States
Competitor Group, Inc.
56F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 44m 29s
Overall Rank = 556/6969
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 47/309
Pre-race routine:

body looseners, 5m jog to w/u, MM w/u
Event warmup:

some light jogging during rain ot keep warm
  • 1h 44m 29s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 59s  min/mile

took gel at mile 3, 7, and 10.5
took water at each available aid station, gatorade at each of those
started race in wrong corral behind 1:45 pace group, overtook the pacer around mile 7, fell behind them around mile 11
felt really strong - another teastament to the Hanson plan, started to feel the fade and burn around mile 11, felt fantastic on the hills, training nailed it
What would you do differently?:

dig deeper for the last 2 miles to try and push a bit more
Post race
Warm down:

water, gatorade, choc milk, pretzels, stretches and lots of walking around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the burn felt a bit stronger towards end of this 1/2 than the last full marathon, the predictable self-doubt was there, still held this off but need to continue to work towards digging past this for the last push
when pace group caught me again around mile 10-11, had that mental feeling like in the very first marathon, played with my head a bit, but was still doing good because I started :30 to :60 behind them in the first place, that was a mental game that I remember from the very first race, got in the way a bit
avg cadence 88 which is better than last race but still needs to come up some

Event comments:

gender rank 422 of 2481
started manual laps at mile 3 when realized autolap was a bit off - HRM recorded distance at 12:48 miles
would liked to have electrolyte option at each aid station instead of every other one
Started to feel excited around mile 7, thinking I might actually get a new PR, intentionally did not look at watch too much and tried to focus on form and cadence
new I was doing pretty good, but in a way it was nice not to have too much knowledge of where I was, but who knows if that might have helped push for that extra :30 to break my PR

Last updated: 2014-05-07 12:00 AM
01:44:29 | 13.1 miles | 07m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 47/309
Overall: 5056/6969
Performance: Good
official split times - 5k 24:18 10k 48:56 10 mi - 1:19;5 11.8 mi - 1:33:39 Polar Data - avg HR 174, max HR 183 - 1:40:52 in zone 5, 3:20 zone 4, :20 in zone 2-3 split times: mile 1-3 - 23:27 mile 4-5 - 15:45 mile 6-7 - 16:12 mile 8 - 8:23 mile 9 - 8:05 mile 10 - 7:59 mile 11 - 8:07 mile 12 - 7:51 mile 13 - 7:55 mile 13.1 - :43
Course: first 5 miles flat, then lots of rolling hills, a couple of short steep hills about a block long - longest stretch uphill about 1-2 miles up Hawthorne, long straight finish
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 4

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