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Peoria, Arizona
United States
City of Peoria
42F / 6C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 14m 45s
Overall Rank = 137/220
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 17/29
Pre-race routine:

5am wake up. Drank coffee and ate a bar during hour drive. Relaxed and enjoyed sunrise with DH. Changed shoes and shirt in parking lot.
Event warmup:

Had about 15 min after going through the potty line and being amused by two "Chatty Cathy" runners. Stretched and ran down trail a bit. Got back and joined DH at start.
Run
  • 2h 14m 45s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 17s  min/mile
Comments:

Enjoyed not having to deal with traffic on this course! Started out with a sub 10 pace for first 4miles. Started slowing with the bridge underpasses. Stopped to help a stroller racer when she dropped strawberries along the path. She was awesome...passed me, fell behind, then passed me again. Gave fives when we went by each other and then she cheered for me at the finish :) Took a Gu between 7-8. Around mile 10 my quads started tightening (not sure why...hills?) Not horrible but I paused to stretch a couple of times. Definitely slowed me down. Trailed a man (late 50s) by 10-20ft for last 4 miles. Almost passed him coming off bridge in sight of finish. I backed off...would've gained a few seconds, but quads hurt. Figured I didn't need injury since already had my PR and wouldn't have moved me up in AG and only one OA. Sooo happy to see DH waiting for me at finish after his PR!
What would you do differently?:

ooops...Slow down for first water station. Kinda choked into coughing fit at mile 2. :/
Post race
Warm down:

Walked and stretched...then sat and stretched. Water, banana, bagel. Basked in my PR happiness. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Sore quads last 3 miles.

Event comments:

This was their inaugural race. Hope they had a good enough turnout to do it again next year.


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Last updated: 2013-03-10 12:00 AM
Running
02:14:45 | 13.1 miles | 10m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/29
Overall: 137/220
Performance: Good
Course: Nice paved trail/path down one side of river and up the other. A little narrow at times and decline/inclines under several bridges. Around mile 8 before turn-around, hit a 2mi section of gravel.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-03-10 6:07 PM

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2013-03-11 12:17 AM
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nice nice nice....well done - I love a stand alone run, and a stand alone swim.  Silly bike in the middle is my nemesis!

sounds like you had your pace right - i have this stoopid thing about passing people on the line - even did it in my practice IM swim this morning!

Well done!

2013-03-11 5:58 AM
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Awesome job!!!! Always nice to run well, but even better to run with nice people and to be nice to others. Congrats!
2013-03-11 8:23 AM
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Gotta love a PR!  Great work!  It sounds like had fun and met your goals for the race.

 Cool

2013-03-11 9:17 AM
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Awesome job!! I did this half yesterday too! Beautiful weather!! We are new to the area. What are some good local tris??
2013-03-11 10:26 AM
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Master
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Sounds like a great race, but what's the deal with the lady pushing a stroller and dropping strawberries!? Congrats on the PR!


2013-03-11 10:52 AM
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Nice job on the PR!!!!! Glad you had fun and enjoyed the interaction with other racers.
2013-03-11 11:47 AM
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Great race! A PR even WITH picking up strawberries. I love it!
2013-03-11 12:43 PM
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HUGE PR and kudos for a smart race execution with bonus points for being helpful to another racer.  Awesome!
2013-03-11 12:50 PM
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Awesome job by wifey.  I was super proud of the time.  For those who have just recently become acquainted with Erin, she told me a few weeks ago she could never run a 2hr HM.  and yet in only her 3rd HM she picked up 13ish minutes.  She can do 2hrs next year at the latest!  This was basically with no tape too.  We just went out and ran it!

AWESOME JOB BABE!

2013-03-11 6:22 PM
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Nice!  Congrats (to you both) on the PR!


2013-03-11 11:32 PM
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LisaF - 2013-03-11 7:17 AMAwesome job!! I did this half yesterday too! Beautiful weather!! We are new to the area. What are some good local tris??
I sent you a couple of links to local races/tris. Hope they help...I've done a lot more spectating than participating at this point Working on changing that!
2013-03-14 10:14 AM
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Wow! Congrats on the sssssssssmokin' PR but most of all the running training that got you there.
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