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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
United States
Outer Banks Sporting Events
53F / 12C
Total Time = 1h 52m 45s
Overall Rank = 125/1198
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 9/66
Pre-race routine:

Stayed the night locally. Got dressed and headed toward race site. Had my chocolate shakeology about 1.5 hours before race start
Event warmup:

light stretching
  • 1h 52m 45s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 37s  min/mile

Started out too fast. Was in coral A and didn't want to get left to fight wind solo so I just went with the flow. First mile at 8:10, but felt good. Slowed a bit to 8:20 and kept an 8:20 average thru the first 7 miles, and then slowed. Don't think I got dehydrated and took my GU's as planned. My preseason goal was below 1:50:00 (8:20) by I adjusted my expectations based on some training fails (vacations ect). New goal was below 1:55:00
What would you do differently?:

A little more control at the front end may have resulted in a faster time
Post race
Event comments:

This is a great race. The volunteers were awesome. The weather was cool, rainy, and windy but they were out there on the course with a smile. I have done 3 OBSE events and they always do a good job!

Last updated: 2017-04-24 12:00 AM
01:52:45 | 13.1 miles | 08m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/66
Overall: 125/1198
Performance: Average
Course: Mostly flat point to point race. Hit a dirt road and some trails at mile 10 thru 13.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2017-04-24 3:07 PM

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Subject: Flying Pirate Half Marathon

2017-04-25 7:39 AM
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Cleburne, Texas
Subject: RE: Flying Pirate Half Marathon

Looks like a solid race to me. Nice ranking as well. Good job!

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