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Fort Worth, Texas
United States
The Cowtown
65F / 18C
Total Time = 4h 48m 24s
Overall Rank = 652/1242
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 65/107
Event warmup:

Did just a tiny bit of light jogging and making my legs loose
  • 4h 48m 24s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 01s  min/mile

Man, 26.2 miles just kicked my butt. I started out just how I wanted to and felt really good until about mile 11. After that it just got worse. I was mentally ok...kinda...but it was just hard. Started walking the aid stations until I got to about mile 15 and then I started walking at least once in between and in addition to the aid stations. By mile 17 or so I started getting cramps in both quads. That forced me to walk until they went away. they'd only stay away for about 1/2 mile at a time. So, that means I was walking a good chunk. I glanced at my watch a couple times and my mile averages were in the 13:00-13:30 range
What would you do differently?:

Even with all the training, these long races just kill me. A good friend thinks its my shitty nutrition. I'll have to agree I guess. I put in all the hours and almost never skip a workout. I think I skipped 1 on purpose in the last 4 months and I never missed one.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched after getting my medal near a bench. Sat down for a few minutes and went pee in a porta potty that was close. Made sure to enjoy myself before heading into the building to get food and stuff because I knew I couldn't go back to the benches.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

A good race was put on, I just didn't perform well.

Last updated: 2020-03-02 12:00 AM
04:48:24 | 26.2 miles | 11m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 65/107
Overall: 652/1242
Performance: Bad
Course: In and around downtown ft worth. Northside wasn't that hilly, but south of 30 it was more hilly. run through neighborhoods and downtown
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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]

2020-03-05 12:45 PM

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