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Race for the Roses 1/2 Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Portland, Oregon
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 2h 35m 50s
Overall Rank = 980/1326
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 18/32
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5am, got dressed including vaseline for the feet. Ate 2 slices sprouted wheat bread with peanut butter and jelly and a banana. Drove to the train station to catch a train to the race.
Event warmup:

Stretched, went to the bathroom etc. Took 2 Tylenol before the race as a precaution for the knee.
  • 2h 35m 50s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 54s  min/mile

Filled all 4 Fuel Belt Bottles with GU20 and then took water at the aid stations.

GU @ Mile 4, 8
Sport Beans @ Mile 10
GU @ Mile 12
What would you do differently?:

I usually take in 300 calories per hour for anything over 1 hour of exercise. Ate too many calories which is weird but apparently I can't handle that many on the run.

Felt fine until I took my last GU at mile 12 and immediately felt bloated and stomach upset. Next time I'll shoot for about 200 calories an hour and see how that works.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank a bottle of water, stretched, took 6 RecoverEase and rode the train home to check in on my buddies doing IM Arizona

Last updated: 2007-02-20 12:00 AM
02:35:50 | 13.1 miles | 11m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/32
Overall: 980/1326
Performance: Good
Course: Crossed the Steel Bridge to Naito. Long steady climb up Naito then back down Broadway which is rolling. Next part of the course went up through NW Portland to 29th and then flat along the river til we climbed back up over the Steel Bridge to the finish line.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-04-15 4:38 PM

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Portland, OR
Subject: Race for the Roses 1/2 Marathon

2007-04-15 8:11 PM
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State of Confusion
Subject: RE: Race for the Roses 1/2 Marathon
Hey! Nice race! Glad to see another Portland BTer out there! Way to go and congrats!
2007-04-15 8:18 PM
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Chesapeake, VA
Subject: RE: Race for the Roses 1/2 Marathon
Great race.  CdA is getting closer.
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