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Revel Big Bear Marathon - Run

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60F / 16C
Total Time = 3h 33m 40s
Overall Rank = 347/1360
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 23/98
Pre-race routine:

Took a nice bus up the hill, and waited around. The timing was good, not too long before the gun, not late enough to be overcrowded.
Event warmup:

barely anything
  • 3h 33m 40s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 10s  min/mile

Everything clicked: GoRun Ride 7's, tights, vest, sun sleeves. The jacket to stay warm at the top.

Experience paid off, and I reeled in the 3:40 and 3:35 pace runners, or at least I finished 1:20 ahead of 3:35.

It looks like my HR was in zone 4 97% of the time, with cadence of 179. I pretty much nailed the effort to match my training; I didn't have a lot let over like my first marathon, or have my legs quit when I hit the mile 20 wall like last time.

The last few miles felt hard, but were faster than they felt, and the last 6 miles were only 7s of my average pace.

Post race
Warm down:

A beer, pictures and the bus ride to the car.

Event comments:

These guys do an exceptionally good job producing and executing an event. From swag pick-up to the finish, everything was clockwork. I was concerned that the buses would be a hassle like other races, but everyone got to the start smoothly.

The timing mats, aid stations and photo points were just where they were supposed to be, and the amount of stuff included to athletes was top notch. The hat and shirt are great, and the amount of supplied pictures and video is the most I have seen at any event.

Here are the results

Last updated: 2018-10-17 12:00 AM
03:33:40 | 26.2 miles | 08m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 23/98
Overall: 347/1360
Performance: Good
Course: 5,100' downhill to Redlands
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2018-10-18 4:33 PM

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Palm Springs, California
Subject: Revel Big Bear Marathon

2018-10-18 8:22 PM
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Subject: RE: Revel Big Bear Marathon
Nice day! Was that enough for a BQ?

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