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Palm Springs, California
United States
Palm Springs Marathon Runners
48F / 9C
Total Time = 20m 47s
Overall Rank = 20/583
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/21
Pre-race routine:

PB and honey, coffee, figuring out how many layers to wear and be warm. Just needed a base layer and long sleeve running shirt.
Event warmup:

An easy 1.5 mile trot to the start and chatting with friends. The start was about a mile farther away than I thought, so we had more of a warm-up run than I planned.
  • 20m 47s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 41s  min/mile

I expected an easy run with Boo Boo. Today, no. She knew the drill, and despite starting way back with other dogs and slower runners, at the start, she was at the end of the leash weaving through the crowd for the first mile or two, and was at 6:30 for some 1/2 mile splits. She out-ran me pulling the leash to my and her PR's. It felt easy at the end, so we're both in good shape. We took the day off yesterday, so I suspect Boo had extra power in the tank.

Here are the results
Post race
Warm down:

Chocolate milk and cookies!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much. If I had known the little dog would be at the end of the leash, I would have gone faster the first mile.

Event comments:

Molly does a great job as RD. Things work, and she has wonderful courses.

Last updated: 2015-12-14 12:00 AM
00:20:47 | 03.11 miles | 06m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/21
Overall: 20/583
Performance: Good
Course: A CCW loop through Las Palmas, back down Rose.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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