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South Bend, Indiana
United States
Sunburst Races
63F / 17C
Total Time = 4h 04m 58s
Overall Rank = 98/335
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/23
Pre-race routine:

It was an early race. 0600 start time. I got up at 0400, ate some oatmeal, and got to the race venue at about 0500. I then just do what I normally do, walk around get the legs loosened up, and get to the start with plenty of time to spare.
  • 4h 04m 58s
  • 26.58 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Start off slower! I went out to fast again. Paid for it after mile 18 when there were some hills.
I also think I need so start taking salt tabs. With my diabetes insipidus I am an extremely salty sweater. I think this could help with some cramping issues.
Post race
Event comments:

Overall it was a good race. There could be a few changes.

- A separate food tent for half marathon and marathon finishers. The 5kers took almost all of it.
- The right distance!

There were tons of drink stations out on the course, more then I've seen in any race.

Last updated: 2016-06-08 12:00 AM
04:04:58 | 26.58 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/23
Overall: 98/335
Performance: Average
Course: The course was pretty decent. I wasn't a huge fan of the zoo. While it was kinda cool there was lots of turning. The bright side of it was I saw the person in front of me get dive bombed by a bird! he was fine, so we both had a good laugh about it. The real problem was with mile 10-11. They had the wrong course. The race wound up being 0.38 miles long, according to the race officials. Not a huge deal, I'm not BQ so I just adjusted my time here accordingly.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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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