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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Shamrock Sportsfest
32F / 0C
Total Time = 1h 29m 25s
Overall Rank = 131/4427
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 18/344
Pre-race routine:

0500 wakeup. Breakfast: instant oatmeal, banana, one serving carbo-pro, water. Shower, drive to race venue.
Event warmup:

Stretch and one mile easy jog. Would have liked to run more, but ran out of time.
  • 1h 29m 25s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 06m 50s  min/mile

Did not start out too well. HR monitor strap came off at mile 1. Was having difficulty finding a good pace and felt rather sluggish. My goal was 1h30m, but at about mile 4 I did not think that I had it in me today. I picked up the heels of two ladies and did my best to hang with them. They were knocking some time off my pace from the hole I had dug for myself. By mile 10, the deficit was gone and the nice ladies fell off. I started to feel good for the homestretch and made my goal.
What would you do differently?:

Ensure that my HR strap fit properly.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk for 10 minutes. Very cold outside. After I found my family and the huge banner that they made for me, I changed into some dry clothes. I selected my clothing well today: shorts, technical long sleeve shirt x 2, arm warmers, running vest, gloves, and headband.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No HR data for feedback.

Event comments:

Great organization and most excellent support staff

Last updated: 2006-12-07 12:00 AM
01:29:25 | 13.1 miles | 06m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/344
Overall: 131/4427
Performance: Good
No HR data - strap came off. Mile times: 1) 7.05, 2)6.49, 3)6.56, 4)6.58, 5)6.57, 6)6.53, 7)6.47, 8)6.47, 9)6.47, 10)6.45, 11)6.44, 12)6.44, 13)6.31, 0.1)0.39
Course: Very flat. Quartering taliwind on the return
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-03-18 8:14 PM

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Crownsville, MD
Subject: Shamrock Marathon and Half marathon

2007-03-18 8:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Shamrock Marathon and Half marathon
Congratulations on the time - That's some serious heat!

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