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Winnipeg, Manitoba
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 39m 58s
Overall Rank = 98/1267
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 13/77
Pre-race routine:

Had a bowl of shreddies for breakfast. Rode my bike to the race as my warm-up.
Event warmup:

None. Rode my bike to the race.
  • 1h 39m 58s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 04m 44s  min/km

Nice easy run. My coach had me run the first 8 miles at 8:00/mile. I am running the Fargo full marathon in 6 days so this was just a training run. Keeping it nice and easy to ease recovery and not take too much from the tank for next week.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

None, Got on my bike and rode home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My coach setting the pace and not allowing me to run what I can run.

Event comments:

The on course aid station were good. Only water and Gatorade available, no gels or any other items. Very disappointed in the post race food. There was banana's, oranges, bagels, cookies and pancakes, and the usual drinks.

Last updated: 2014-10-27 12:00 AM
01:39:58 | 21.1 kms | 04m 44s  min/km
Age Group: 13/77
Overall: 98/1267
Performance: Good
Course: One loop.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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author : hadleyusa
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Training for a specific running event is not as easy as it might seem. Here are some tips and a weekly plan to avoid overtraining and to improve your performance.
date : May 24, 2010
author : Coach AJ
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My question is am I playing with fire entering the half marathon this close to my primary goal for this season which is the HIM?
date : November 17, 2008
author : mat steinmetz
comments : 7
I just started doing tris this summer and I have two under my belt, both sprints. Is it reasonable to build up for a Oly in early ‘09, with a HIM in Oct of ‘09
date : June 10, 2008
author : kns57
comments : 0
Steady is our walk. Ignoring the pain that is radiating from my feet, I continue to place one foot in front of the other. Again I wonder, “Why am I doing this?”
date : July 10, 2007
author : Ontherun
comments : 0
Having three seasons under my belt I thought I knew what I was doing. That all changed with a few new challenges and a bunch of new friends.
date : October 24, 2005
author : mikericci
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This program should be used for an athlete whose goal is to run a marathon in the 1:30-2:30 range and has a good running base in the past 8-12 weeks.
date : October 2, 2005
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I will assume you have not run consistently more than 6 miles and have never completed a half-marathon. I believe running your first half-marathon is a big task which requires dedication and work.
date : January 10, 2005
author : ewkfit
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My training was taking off. I had never felt stronger. I was making bigger strides than I ever had. I was stronger and faster than I had imagined myself ever being.