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Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, Florida
United States
Running Fit
60F / 16C
Overcast
Total Time = 4h 49m 31s
Overall Rank = 8/
Age Group = 45-50
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Porta-potty line... select road shoes (Brooks rather than New Balance Minimus), line up, go.
Event warmup:

none
Run
  • 4h 49m 31s
  • 32 miles
  • 09m 03s  min/mile
Comments:

I went out hard... first 10 miles were at about an 8:00 per mile pace, then the course got very technical and wet. I slowed down considerably, developed a huge blister on my right arch and sever ankle tightness. It got lonely out there and I got lost a few times. I really didn't even know if I was still on course. I was happy to get passed at around mile 30.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know
Post race
Warm down:

Beers

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Navigation problems, water everywhere

Event comments:

Great race, but the course is hard to follow.




Last updated: 2015-01-12 12:00 AM
Running
04:49:31 | 32 miles | 09m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 8/
Performance: Good
141 avg hr
Course: Swamp... many long river crossings, mud, grass and tall weeds,
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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