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Skunk Cabbage Classic Half Marathon - Run

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Ithaca, New York
United States
Finger Lakes Running Club
35F / 2C
Total Time = 2h 23m 43s
Overall Rank = 528/625
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 27/37
Pre-race routine:

Got up, had breakfast, and headed out by 8am. Stopped at McDonald's to use the restroom. Parked in the lot above the stadium. Plenty of time to walk down to pick up my bib and then back to the car. Stayed in the car for ~15 and then headed back to Barton to wait in the restroom line. Timing worked out really well.
Event warmup:

None other than walking back and forth to the car and to the start line.
  • 2h 23m 43s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 58s  min/mile

Well it is Ithaca so I shouldn't be surprised by the weather. Chose to wear tights and my jacket - ended up being a good choice! Over the first few miles there was sun and I thought it might actually get too hot, but then when we were headed back we were running into the wind. Then, there were crazy snow squalls (like could barely see). It made it fun though!
What would you do differently?:

Not much - I ran pretty well for the training I had done and finished strong.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked inside to get water/food. Not much was left for the slow folks.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of strength training

Event comments:

I like this race and the course (rollers and all). It's Ithaca in spring so the weather is always hit or miss - part of the fun though! The first water stop was extremely disorganized and not prepared so it might be a good idea carry water. Also, not much food left for slower runners - I think the 10K folks really cleaned it out. Overall a good start to the spring racing season with easy logistics.

Last updated: 2018-04-05 12:00 AM
02:23:43 | 13.1 miles | 10m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/37
Overall: 528/625
Performance: Good
Garmin splits: 10:26, 10:39, 10:46, 11:42, 11:31, 10:52, 10:54, 11:26, 11:03, 11:23, 11:04, 10:44, 9:55
Course: Gradual climb up out of campus, then rolling hills. One pretty good climb at ~ mile 10 (but it's short). Gradual downhill back to the finish. Seemed to be more uphill in the first half and more downhill in the second.
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 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

2018-04-09 12:18 PM

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