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Stampede Road Race Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Calgary, Alberta
Canada
Stampede Road Race
12C / 54F
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 25m 12s
Overall Rank = 9/574
Age Group = M40-49
Age Group Rank = 3/82
Pre-race routine:

Rice Krispies/1% milk and a fruit bar - with a gel 10 mins before.


Event warmup:

1K jog around start line.

Run
  • 1h 25m 7s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 04m 02s  min/km
Comments:

I was holding a sub 4 pace for the first half then I started to get gut rot and slowed down a bit. The little pack I was leading got ahead - and I really considered running into the bushes. But I held off, dropped the HR, then felt better and picked it back up.

Last 3 k or so caught almost all of the pack - except 1 guy who was about 7 seconds ahead. Who was in my AG. Who won the sprint tri 2 weeks ago (I was 4th). ARGH. Next year Girourard.

What would you do differently?:

1:25 seemed impossible last year but have done it twice with no real taper - so next year I think more run focus again will be in order.

Post race
Warm down:

PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Yum! Kids and wife showed up and they did the kids race which was fun.


What limited your ability to perform faster:

85km bike on Sat and sprint tri on the Wed.

Event comments:

One of my favorite HM's of the year. I just never make it an A race.






Last updated: 2015-03-06 12:00 AM
Running
01:25:07 | 21.1 kms | 04m 02s  min/km
Age Group: 3/82
Overall: 9/574
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 151
Course: Round the reservoir - 300m of elevation change so not flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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