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San Luis Obispo, California
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 48m 53s
Overall Rank = 211/2367
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 10/63
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5,rolling in a few minutes, fig bars and coffee on the road, parked at Madonna by 6.
Event warmup:

An easy two mile run from Madonna to the high school.
  • 1h 48m 53s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 19s  min/mile

Felt good and easy, but felt slow. I need to lose a couple of pounds because I was the guy getting passed up all those hills.

The way back into town was fun and easy along the trail to the train station that back to the freeway.

I was surprised by how slow I was, and some of that came from training, but the numbers for the field were generally sluggish.

Did I mention that there were hills? ;)

Post race
Warm down:

Went to chat with Chip and Steve who'd been the lead bikes.

Event comments:

I was surprised an how very well run this was. There were a zillion vols, the expo was nice, the aid stations were as good as they come, and the course was very well marked. Every aid station had signs for electrolyte and water, and were better executed than at WTC races.

The timing was clean and effective - as good as I've seen.

Last updated: 2016-05-01 12:00 AM
01:48:53 | 13.1 miles | 08m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/63
Overall: 211/2367
Performance: Average
Course: Around downtown SLO the out and back to the south.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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