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MULBERRY RUN - RunHalf Marathon

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FT. EUSTIS , VA, Virginia
United States
peninsula track club
68F / 20C
Total Time = 2h 05m 57s
Overall Rank = 137/175
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/17
Pre-race routine:

Got up at about 0530 for a 0815 start, had a bagel and a cup of coffee. About 20-30 minutes before the start I had a GU.
Event warmup:

Walked around.
  • 2h 05m 57s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 37s  min/mile

Fely good for the first half, at about mile 8 Jill caught up to me and I had planned on taking that mile easy. I think we kinda started racing each other and when we got to mile 10. or 11 I started to get a muscle cramp in my right calf, I could feel that it wanted to just totally knot up on me, so I just had to keep running at a pace that was right at the line of it going into total cramps.
What would you do differently?:

Well, I would not get a muscle cramp, but from what I know and have read there is no one cause that you can put a finger on. For me I think I will drink more gatorade leaading up to a longer race, eat a banana that AM, and maybe some easy streching before. and we will see.
Post race
Warm down:

Streched and drank water and gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Muscle cramps

Event comments:

Small race yet fun, and this was Jills first and she did well and got 3rd in her age group.

Last updated: 2006-09-08 12:00 AM
02:05:57 | 13.1 miles | 09m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/17
Overall: 137/175
Performance: Below average
Course: It was flat, and not a bad course, Ran by the old ghost fleet. Not a whole lot of folks out and about, really just the folks at the water stops. But I enjoyed it anyway.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2006-10-03 2:24 PM

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Williamsburg, Virginia

2006-10-04 7:32 AM
in reply to: #559324

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Nice race! Great job managing that speed through a muscle cramp!
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