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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
J&A Racing
41F / 5C
Precipitation
Total Time = 4h 01m 56s
Overall Rank = 475/1370
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/71
Pre-race routine:

Dropped off Zoe and hit the raid from the kennel at 9:15

Drove to Virginia Beach, arriving at 12:45. Lunch, expo, hotel.

Dinner at YNot Italian dorm the street from the hotel. There was a long wait so we got a to go order and took it back to the room. Better way to watch the NCAA tournament anyway.

Set the alarm for 6:00 to allow time to eat and digest before the race. Breakfast of bagel with peanut butter, banana, water with Nunn, small coffee.
Run
  • 4h 01m 56s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile
Comments:

44 and raining at the start with 10-20 mph winds. RealFeel 31.

First 10 were good. Tailwind for the first five and a breezy loop through Camp Pendleton. I had fun.

10-12 on the boardwalk. 25 mph headwind but the rain had stopped. I tucked in nicely.

I thought that it would be better after leaving the boardwalk. It wax not. I had cn oh sh*t moment. This is where we passed my hotel too!

About the halfway mark it started to sleet did I got really cold. I kept you telling myself that running would keep me warm. That if I ran faster, I'd finish sooner.

Mile 19. Out of the headwind! In Fort Story. Road was partially blocked by sand drifts. A car was stuck.

Mile 21, tailwind! Rain let up. I was hoping to be aware to pick it up here but the rank was running low.

Gu at 4, 8, 12, 16, 19, 22.

While I didn't make my goal time, I'm kind of proud of myself for sticking with it. It would have been nice to be two minutes faster but I did my best today.

I saw someone in the elevator with his medal and asked how he did. He replied, "I did want any records today." I think there is a lot of that going on here.
Post race



Last updated: 2016-11-02 12:00 AM
Running
04:01:56 | 26.2 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 0/1370
Performance:
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Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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2019-03-04 8:35 AM

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Subject: Shamrock Marathon


2019-03-06 9:36 AM
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Whoa whoa whoa, wait...so you were a bit unhappy with your time on a day that brought rain, strong headwinds, drifting sand, SLEET, and colder temps?!  Nope, not going to allow that!  Those are some seriously challenging conditions!  Big kudos for 1. starting  2. hanging in there  3.  finishing  4.  finishing with a time many would envy.  Congratulations, Janyne, you're always a rock star in my book!

2019-03-06 4:52 PM
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I have always avoided doing the Shamrock weekend because of the weather in VA Beach this time of year. It's always a step below crap-shoot more in line with shyte-show. You rock for finishing in those conditions.

2019-03-12 1:37 PM
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Originally posted by QueenZipp

I have always avoided doing the Shamrock weekend because of the weather in VA Beach this time of year. It's always a step below crap-shoot more in line with shyte-show. You rock for finishing in those conditions.

I echo what the ladies above me said. You are a bad*ss. Maybe not the goal you were looking for but pretty awesome nonetheless. 

2019-03-13 1:28 PM
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That's crazy!  Nice job!   You get huge credit for sticking with it. 

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