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Rochester, New York
United States
Fleet Feet
37F / 3C
Total Time = 2h 05m 19s
Overall Rank = 1044/2277
Age Group = 25-29 M
Age Group Rank = 77/108
Pre-race routine:

Had light food and water. Was kind of late to the start line.
Event warmup:

Showed up just in time and got into the pack near my expected time. Ran cold, which is what I do best.
  • 2h 05m 19s
  • 13.34 miles
  • 09m 23s  min/mile

I love this course so much. I train on about 40% of the course so I know how to handle the hills and straight aways. My back and legs were tight from the previous day's duathlon, but I kept trucking with all the energy from the spectators. I ran at about 85%, so I didn't talk to the other racers as much as I wanted.
What would you do differently?:

Train a bit harder, it was a two part race and my back wasn't having it...
Post race
Warm down:

Went to the vendors and checked out the massage area!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Part 2 of 2 in a challenging environment, I was already tightened up from the previous day's race.

Event comments:

I love this course and having home field advantage.

Last updated: 2015-05-01 12:00 AM
02:05:19 | 13.34 miles | 09m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 77/108
Overall: 1044/2277
Performance: Average
Course: Through and around the city of Rochester. Very hilly segments leading to the challenging Mt. Hope Cemetery.
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] 4

2015-05-01 7:46 PM

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