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Pueblo, Colorado
United States
Southern Colorado Runners
25F / -4C
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 52m 12s
Overall Rank = 162/750
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 19/43
Pre-race routine:

Ate my usual granola and banana and some protein. I could not sleep so I got up early.
Event warmup:

None, I was actually late to the event. It was a 45 minute drive and there was some weather. Got there and had to meet friend for packet and then get a couple of packets to other friends. Ran around for 10 minutes trying to hook up.Started the race about 30 seconds after the gun went off trying to get my number on and Garmin started.
Run
  • 1h 52m 12s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 34s  min/mile
Comments:

I simply went out too fast too soon. My pace at the start was going to be 8:30 for the first couple of miles. I was at 8:15 and felt just fine. But my HR was already quite elevated. I had a gel right before the the race instead of 15 min prior. I already did not feel like taking more in. Skipped the gel at mid point and paid for it. I picked up my pace at turn around, but I was gassed by mile 10... from that point on it was damage control and I did not feel so great either.
What would you do differently?:

Get there are warm up properly like I had planned to. forget pace targets and just go out and get my HR down to start, then start increasing it after I have proper nutrition on board.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nutrition because I went too fast too soon.

Event comments:

Weather was a factor when it usually isn't. It was 25F with 30 mph winds. Snow on the ground. It did not have an overall impact on my race, but it was cooooold.




Last updated: 2011-12-03 12:00 AM
Running
01:52:12 | 13.1 miles | 08m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/43
Overall: 162/750
Performance: Good
Average HR 184 Max HR 195
Course: Flat. Not much elevation change. One short steep hill at the end.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 3

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2011-12-03 6:13 PM
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Subject: RE: Pueblo's Rock Canyon Half Marathon

Congrats on a good race!   Funny how adrenaline can trump the best of plans.  You held it together and still had a very good time.

 

I've enjoyed following the "help me run faster thread" . 

2011-12-03 11:18 PM
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Thanks. Appreciate it.
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