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Dover, Delaware
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 00m 40s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

, pasta and coconut water and water for dinner. Water and bagels for breakfast
Event warmup:

  • 2h 00m 40s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile

Great race. I pulled my hamstring at mile 3. Sharp stabbing pain. I stretched and rubbed and got back. Pulled again in 1/4 mile. Stretched and rubbed deeper. It stopped stabbing and became a dull ache. I was fine with that this along with a head call cost around 3 minutes. Kept a good steady pace at around 9:10 for the rest of the run. Lots of free hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork and smoothies for runners at the end. Lots of water / Gatorade stops. one with gel packs.
What would you do differently?:

The race starts in the Dover Raceway. The circle for the cars is very steep. I think I hurt my hamstring by passing people on this steep angle. I would stay lower where its flatter.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of good. Stretched then waited for Adrien to finish the full

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hammy pull

Event comments:

I Love this race. I will do the full next year.

Last updated: 2014-09-21 12:00 AM
02:00:40 | 13.1 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: All Flat except for a high bridge on mile 13.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2014-10-26 2:34 PM

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