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Bozeman, Montana
United States
Lewis & Clark Marathon Association
53F / 12C
Total Time = 2h 10m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early and got the last stuff together. The forecast was a high of 53 and 80% chance of showers so it was hard deciding what to wear. I opted for shorts and I am glad that I did. Lee and I picked up our friend, John. Had a cup of coffee and peanut butter and honey sandwiches on the drive. Hung around with everyone and then got on the busses to go to the start.
Event warmup:

Standing in line for the port a potty :)
  • 2h 10m 7s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 56s  min/mile

The course starts out on a downhill so it was difficult to start slow. I got to the 3 mile station in just about 27 minutes so I knew I needed to slow down. My pace for this distance is more around 10 minute miles. Rolling hills thru several Bozeman neighborhoods. It was really cool how the homeowners came out to cheer us on. Lee and John took off and I never saw them again. They ended up running a 1:43 and a 1:47. Damn boys. I was alone for most of it but kind of leapfroged with one guy who thanked me at the end for keeping him going.
What would you do differently?:

I felt great to be under 10 minute miles as it was a personal goal. But out of the women over all I was around 35 of 60 or so and that is kind of depressing. I think I am ready to work on speed. I did sprint in to the finish and was happy about having a strong finish.
Post race
Warm down:

Stopped. Walked a little bit. Hugged some friends. Ate some pizza. It was freezing at the finish as it had rained on us most of the time. We just kept adding layers to the point where I was in my down vest, hat and mittens and Lee and John looked over at me and said my lips were blue. Headed home to have lunch with the girls.

Event comments:

Bozeman's Fleet Feet put this on and they did a great job.

Last updated: 2007-07-17 12:00 AM
02:10:07 | 13.1 miles | 09m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-09-23 3:43 PM

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2007-09-23 8:11 PM
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Roswell, Georgia
Subject: RE: Lewis & Clark Marathon Races
Wow you did awesome! Congrats on the under 10-min miles, that is stellar.
2007-09-23 9:10 PM
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Fort Worth, Texas
Subject: RE: Lewis & Clark Marathon Races
GREAT RACE! Was this your first half? I think that is an awesome time. I can't imagine the cold, I did my run in 90 + with sun beaming down on me today. So is there a marathon in your future? How did the knee hold up?
2007-09-23 9:12 PM
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In limbo
Subject: RE: Lewis & Clark Marathon Races
Woohoo!  Congrats on completing your first half-mary, and especially in such an awesome time!  I keep hearing about all the cold weather hitting guys must've been freezing out there!
2007-09-25 1:07 PM
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A farming town in MN
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Congrats on your 1st half.  My wife runs her 1st next month.  I promise I won't be one of the da** boys.  I told my wife I'd pace her for the whole course...
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