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Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Chesapeake, Virginia
United States
Mettle Events
70F / 21C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 38m 32s
Overall Rank = 33/428
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/29
Event warmup:

None
Run
  • 1h 38m 32s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile
Comments:

So this is a boring out and back on the dismal swamp trail. It is relatively flat with a lot of shade cover. Started out way to fast and by mile 3 I eased into the 7:20ish pace area. At the turn my hips started hurting (aka being sore). Then a couple miles later, my right knee started hurting. IT band area. Was able to run through all that. Just before the mile 11 marker I pulled into a port-o-pottie to sit down. Took about 45"-1' of total time, so I could have been even faster.
What would you do differently?:

Not have to go to bathroom. Not be sore and hurting
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Waited to watch Mary W. come in. Stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing

Event comments:

Boring band that played way too loud. They gave you a food ticket that only got you 2 slices of pizza. You also had 2 beer tickets for a really good local brewey.

Also, got 3rd in my AG. But in the official results I got pushed down to 4th because of the Ainsley's Angel push chair division. Apparently one of the pusher is in my AG and finished with a better time than me. Didn't realize I was racing them because they are listed in a different division, plus they start 1 minute in front of everyone else.




Last updated: 2015-01-29 12:00 AM
Running
01:38:32 | 13.1 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/29
Overall: 33/428
Performance:
Course: Straight out and back
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
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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