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Hamilton, Ontario
Around the Bay Road Race
0C / 32F
Total Time = 3h 10m 31s
Overall Rank = 3901/7277
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 195/316
Pre-race routine:

Rolled out my muscles, was feeling particularly sore that morning. Had a Cliff bar breakfast and was out the door. I'm feeling better about getting food and water down and being ready to run.
Event warmup:

I jogged around the start area, I was starting in the back so I had plenty of time and space to warm up. I threw on my headphones and chatted with a gentleman until start time. I don't know too much about running warm up as it isn't really my cup of tea, but I am getting better.
  • 3h 10m 31s
  • 30 kms
  • 06m 21s  min/km

This was my longest run to date, so I picked a 3 hour walk/run group for my pace. I had planned on going 3:30:00 so I didn't expect anything great. The weather was perfect, my fluids were perfect, and my legs were only a little tight. With the pace group, we nailed the first 20K with ease. As soon as I hit the last 10K, it was all over...I was spent. My group left my gaze little by little and the climbs were brutal. I stopped 4-5 times to stretch out, hoping to get back on pace. With a little under 5K left, I held a decent pace and made sure I sprinted across the finish line.
What would you do differently?:

Wear better moisture wicking clothes. It was cold in some parts, but I was mostly overdressed.
Post race
Warm down:

I was in a lot of pain and did my best to get back to the group. I stretched quite a bit and then went right to Harvey's before coming back across the border. I can't wait to do it again and beat my time.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training. I was only training at about 50% distance for my long run.

Event comments:

Very fun race, amazing volunteers, and vendors put on a good show. Can't wait for the next one.

Last updated: 2015-04-29 12:00 AM
03:10:31 | 30 kms | 06m 21s  min/km
Age Group: 0/316
Overall: 0/7277
Performance: Average
Course: The first 20K was fairly easy with not much to look at other than industry and a wiff or two of powdered steel. It featured a couple very long overpasses as its only climbs. The last 10K was fairly treacherous as it featured multiple sharp downhills and uphills as well as the grim reaper passing out high fives at the local cemetery.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2015-04-29 3:19 PM

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Rochester, New York
Subject: Around the Bay 30k

2015-04-29 3:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Around the Bay 30k

Great job for your first go! ATB is one of my favourites and it certainly is no joke


2015-05-01 7:36 PM
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Rochester, New York
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Thanks! It was so much fun and I can't wait for next time!
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