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Upstate Classic - RunHalf Marathon

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Altamont, New York
United States
Albany Running Exchange
35F / 2C
Total Time = 1h 34m 35s
Overall Rank = 74/503
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/33
Pre-race routine:

Normal pancake breakfast, met Steve in the parking lot to get my bib, then just stayed warm in my car until it was time to go to the corral. The pandemic changes were interesting but very well organized.
Event warmup:

None really
  • 1h 34m 35s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

This was never going to be a "race" for me, with my lack of recent training. Mostly doing it to get my November half marathon done and enjoy my first real event of 2020. Started out at 7:30 for 3 miles, then 7:15 for 3, then dropped to 7:00 and was gonna see if I could hold that or maybe drop a little further. Turned out I basically just held that the rest of the way. Fun time and happy to be out there.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, all given.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around to see Steve finish, then back to car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training

Event comments:

Putting an event on like this during a pandemic is such a huge undertaking and I was thoroughly impressed. Kudos to ARE and all the volunteers, would love to do this again in normal times.

Last updated: 2020-12-03 12:00 AM
01:34:35 | 13.1 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/33
Overall: 74/503
Performance: Average
Course: Loop course with rolling hills in the Altamont/Guilderland area
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2020-12-03 3:10 PM

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