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Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon - Run

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Voorheesville, New York
United States
Albany Running Exchange
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 39m 8s
Overall Rank = 9/137
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/14
Pre-race routine:

Ate a normal race breakfast, then at the very last moment decided to go in costume after all (triathlete with aero helmet and everything). Then met up with Steve just outside the park to save on parking fees (ended up not being necessary).
Event warmup:

Some jogging around, mostly just tried to stay dry and warm in the car before the start.
  • 1h 39m 8s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 34s  min/mile

Ran with Steve for the first 5 or so miles. The trails were kinda beating him off. Lost him on a downhill as we neared the break off from the Squirrelly Six, and ran pretty hard from there, seeing how many people I could catch. As is my routine, I got lost (in the EXACT some spot as last year no less), which added roughly 1/2 mile and almost 4 minutes to my time. Tradition is tradition I suppose. Ran fairly angry after that and finished nice and strong.
What would you do differently?:

Not get lost. Cost me an age group spot and probably 4 overall places. Was really just out there having fun, but still frustrating.
Post race
Warm down:

Tried to get warm be the fire and got some warm food (yay veggie chili!)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Getting lost. Not racing the whole way.

Event comments:

I love this event! The Halloween theme is really fun and ARE does a great job running it. There was some sadistic enjoyment running in the rain and mud too.

Last updated: 2017-12-23 12:00 AM
01:39:08 | 13.1 miles | 07m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/14
Overall: 9/137
Performance: Average
Course: Variety of trails in Thacher Park. A few hills in the first half, most of the challenging stuff in the second half.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2017-12-23 9:20 PM

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