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New Bedford, MA
United States
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
39F / 4C
Sunny
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 1166/2480
Age Group = M4049
Age Group Rank = 222/
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal and shake for breakfast 3 hours prior to race, 2 mile easy warm up jog half hour prior to race, caffeinated gel 10 mins prior
Event warmup:

2 mile easy warm up jog half hour prior to race
Run
  • 1h 53m 46s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile
Comments:

Goal race pace was 9:00, hopeful race pace was 8:30. 8:30 came very easily for the first 5 miles. Too easily... Mile 7 started to slow, then after 9 it got worse.
What would you do differently?:

Pacing was fine for the first 3, and up the hill at mile 3 was great. After that when I was feeling really good I needed to reel it in and balance. Overall I think I would have finished about the same maybe a little faster, but it would have better prevented the suffering at Miles 12 and 13...
Post race
Warm down:

Couldn't run another stride. Too many pains. Just kept walking for about 15 minutes waiting for a friend. Then stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

To fast first half
Not enough hill training
not enough injury prevention during training

Event comments:

Course - closed to traffic with PLENTY of police officers working the course. I thanked nearly every one and they all seemed to be having fun encouraging the runners. Everyone was super friendly.
Pre-race facilities - Having the downtown YMCA available was HUGE. Extra bathrooms, locker rooms!, warmth indoors, very well organized and fast packet pickup...
Post race food - classic New Bedford - fish sandwiches and clam chowdah! BOth were very good, and I'm not a fried fish sandwich guy.




Last updated: 2016-03-21 12:00 AM
Running
01:53:46 | 13.1 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 222/
Overall: 1166/2480
Performance: Good
8:41 min/mi pace according to result timing. 52:16 10k split
Course: Figure 8 single loop starting in historic downtown NB, moving down around the South End peninsula (beaches all 3 sides). Large hill at Mile 3, lesser but longer hill at Mile 12.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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