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West Point, New York
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 38m 18s
Overall Rank = 96/721
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 2/26
Pre-race routine:

Got there in plenty of time. Just hung out in a locker room, staying warm.
Event warmup:

Little warmup. Did a few strides before race.
  • 1h 38m 18s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 30s  min/mile

Decent race, first of the season after a really tough winter. Super hilly, possibly hardest course I have done? Satisfied with race. Was pretty cold.
What would you do differently?:

Hard to determine pace. Thought the first few miles were a little conservative, but who knows. Ran strong the last 2-3 miles, except for that final sloth up the last hill. Could have drunk more water perhaps.
Post race
Warm down:

None. Light stretching.

Event comments:

A great race in a historic location. Race started late, and was probably short.

Last updated: 2015-03-30 12:00 AM
01:38:18 | 13.1 miles | 07m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/26
Overall: 96/721
Performance: Good
Course: On campus of West Point. One big loop and a smaller one. Hilly!! A killer. Unfortunately, it seems it was 1/4 short.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2015-03-30 9:59 AM

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