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Galveston, Texas
United States
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 59m 39s
Overall Rank = 104/413
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/32
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5am. Ate oatmeal, drank coffee and got dressed. Headed to Galveston at 6am.
Event warmup:

Sat in the car as long as possible to stay warm. Drank a little bit of water with my peanut butter Gu. Met Elizabeth outside the port o cans. Needless to say I lost the rest of my Gus in the can. Wasn't thinking. We jogged to the tent and stayed in until time to line up.
  • 1h 59m 39s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 08s  min/mile

Very cold and windy. Had the wind with us and against us pretty much evenly. Took advantage of the tail wind and at times we were running a 7:45/mile. According to my Garmin, we never went above 9:40/mile.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe not walk at the aid stations. We were dressed appropriately, nutrition was good and stayed hydrated.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a bottled water, met Jim and the girls just past the finish line. Took pics, stretched our legs. Went and had breakfast. Took a hot bath and an hour nap.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wind and walking at aid stations.

Last updated: 2013-08-12 12:00 AM
01:59:39 | 13.1 miles | 09m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/32
Overall: 104/413
Performance: Good
1st Half: 1:00:17 2nd Half: 59:22
Course: 2 Loops around Moody Gardens
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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