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Boise, Idaho
United States
45F / 7C
Total Time = 2h 20m 23s
Overall Rank = 375/633
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 27/35
Pre-race routine:

Got up around 6:30am and ate breakfast (eggs, toste, OJ) and took
2 Race Caps Supreme
1 Mito-R Caps
1 packet Premium Insurance Caps
2 Salmon Oil
2 Tissue Rejuvenator
Event warmup:

Walked to the packet pickup and back to car joged back to the start about 2 miles total.

30 minutes before race:
1 Tissue Rejuvenator
2 Anti-Fatigue Caps
1 gel
10oz water
2 ATP 100
  • 2h 20m 23s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 43s  min/mile

I was not as prepared for this race like I thought I was. I was very deficient in my preparation to run such steep hills. I found that I was able to power up the first 2 hill without blowing up. However the third and steepest hill was something else. This hill kept going and going and kept getting steeper and steeper. There was a water station at the top but nothing in between. When I finally got to the top I was wiped and had to descent the other side slowly and carefully. I had cramped up a little at the bottom of the hill and I had to walk about 50 yd. to the next aid station so I could hydrate and get some gel back in me. This was a very hard and mentally draining race and a very enjoyable and rewarding race. I now know what it is like and what I will need to do next year to prepare for it.

The views along the race were breath taking all the trees were changing colors and the air was fresh and clean. The rain stopped a few hours before the start and the sun would brake through he clouds every once in a while to warm you up. If it wasn’t for the hills it would have been a much more enjoyable day. I had a great time.

What would you do differently?:

I would have run more hills (up and down). I would have brought my own water and a little Heed Mixed in my camelbacks and would have mixed 2- 2hour bottles of Perpetuem and gel. I would have taken 3-4 more Endurolytes and 3-4 more Race Caps Supreme and 2 more Anti-Fatigue Caps. I need to drink more than the small cups of water at every aid station. Hydaration is very key to success and I missed this one.

I lost 6+ pounds during the race and that is after drinking 20oz H2O and eating at the after race party.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for about 15 minutes and dranke some water and ate some food.

Streached and relaxed.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Preparation for the hills and the lack of proper hydration and fueling.

With a little change to my nutrition and more hills during training I can see myself being able to run a 2:00:00

Event comments:

Great race and very challenging. Can’t wait to do it again next year and to do better.

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Last updated: 2006-09-01 12:00 AM
02:20:23 | 13.1 miles | 10m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/35
Overall: 0/633
Performance: Average
1- 09:38 147 maxhr 161 2- 10:35 161 maxhr 168 3- 11:33 159 maxhr 170 4- 09:19 157 maxhr 169 5- 09:36 160 maxhr 170 6- 10:21 144 maxhr 167 7- 12:18 157 maxhr 172 8- 11:20 156 maxhr 171 9- 10:48 157 maxhr 170 10- 09:53 158 maxhr 168 11- 11:12 155 maxhr 172 12- 11:14 154 maxhr 170 13.1- 12:36 155 maxhr 167 Over all Avg HR = 155 Max HR = 172
Course: Holy Hell Hills, Hills, and Hills. I had driven the course and Biked parts in the Hidden Spring Duathlon. I knew it was going to be steep on the first hill from the bike ride, but biking or driving the course is very deceiving. The steepness of the 3 hill was frightening I was not prepared for this. The loop course is on paved and dirt roads and has 1,181 feet of elevation gain over three hills
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-11-06 12:14 PM

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Kuna, Idaho
Subject: Zeitgeist Half Marathon

2006-11-06 1:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Zeitgeist Half Marathon
nice race. the weather was a little warmer then I would have liked for a hilly half. It sounds like you take a lot of supplements. do you really think they help?
2006-11-06 7:14 PM
in reply to: #590210

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Kuna, Idaho
Subject: RE: Zeitgeist Half Marathon
I think sometimes that I would be better of taking an handful of cash instead of pills.  However I do think that most of them work very well.  The ones that I swear by are the Race Caps Supreme, Premium Insurance Caps (vitamins), Anti-Fatigue Caps, and Tissue Rejuvenator. The others I have been testing the past few months.  The 2 that work the best are the Tissue Rejuvenator and the Anti-Fatigue Caps.  I can tell when I run out of them and are waiting to get more.  My knees will start to hurt more and get a little puffy after runs.  I also can recover from workouts better.  The ATP 100 are for race day only, when I use them I feel a surge of energy and stamina.

I also love there Heed, Perpetuem and Endurolytes.  What I like most about there products is that they use complex carb’s.  I am a type II diabetic and most other products when I drink them will make my blood sugar go to high.  The Endurolytes help keep the cramps away. 

There nutrition plan for races are right on if you follow there plans you will be able to perform your best.

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