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San Dimas, California
United States
Run Racing
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 02m 32s
Overall Rank = 1069/5557
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 60/141
Pre-race routine:

Got there at 7:25, had to find bib pickup. Found but then had to go to the bathroom and take a dump. That took forever. The national anthem was playing when I got to my stall. I decided to chill out and warm up by jogging back to my car and putting my tech shirt there.
Event warmup:

The Students Run LA racers were next by the time I returned to the starting line. There must have been 1000 of them! I warmed up using my normal warmup routine and hung around enjoying the race director's energy.
  • 2h 02m 32s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 21s  min/mile

After the gun, I followed them way in the back and started reeling them in one by one successfully. Overzealous kids huh! hehehe! I bumped into a student accidentally which dislodged my left water bottle. I thought about leaving it but then no, I went back for it and I'm glad I did. :D

Focused on good cadence, form, and core and maintained a solid pace throughout. Also made sure I was careful about weaving around runners to pass. Didn't stop to walk once! Managed the ascents well mentally and physically. At mile 10 I wanted to go all out at 5K effort but calves were starting to buckle a bit due to the ascents around that marker so I kept pace HR at threshold and let it all out at mile 12. Lots of mental and physical effort there and finished strong! Yay!!!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Post race was nice. I had pretzels, Michelob Ultra, water, and blueberry yogurt. A nice massage to boot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The hills, hehe.

Event comments:

Really nice race. I may race it again next year depending how I feel after Long Beach Full Marathon. :)

Last updated: 2016-12-09 12:00 AM
02:02:32 | 13.1 miles | 09m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 60/141
Overall: 141/5557
Performance: Good
• 1 -- 9:34 -- 145bpm • 2 -- 10:07 -- 157bpm • 3 -- 9:44 -- 153bpm • 4 -- 9:09 -- 153bpm • 5 -- 8:47 -- 157bpm • 6 -- 9:08 -- 156bpm • 7 -- 9:16 -- 155bpm • 8 -- 9:18 -- 154bpm • 9 -- 9:07 -- 153bpm • 10 -- 9:12 -- 158bpm • 11 -- 9:19 -- 158bpm • 12 -- 9:23 -- 158bpm • 13 -- 8:47 -- 161bpm • 14 -- 8:10 -- 166bpm
Course: 1 loop around the park, gentle rolling hills, flat last few miles to finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 4

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Having three seasons under my belt I thought I knew what I was doing. That all changed with a few new challenges and a bunch of new friends.
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