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Jacksonville, Florida
United States
1st Place Sports Running
Total Time = 1h 56m 6s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = w30-34
Age Group Rank = 28/161
Pre-race routine:

2 hour drive to race
Event warmup:

stretching
Run
  • 1h 56m 6s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile
Comments:

The first mile went slow. All the half marathoners and 5kers were together. The first mile went through downtown, passing a Maxwell House coffee factory which smelled delicious. A little after mile one the 5kers split off and we approached the first bridge. The first bridge isn't that bad, up and over without a hitch. Some more running downtown and the course approaches the monster, a huge, steep overpass. Up to the top seemed to drag on. My legs were burning. Made it to the peak and had a nice run down it. After this the course was flat. made it to the 10k point in 54 minutes, slow for me but I was being conservative today. Around mile 8 my legs were really starting to ache. I felt like I had bricks zip tied to my calves. I told myself to suck it up, still 5 miles to go.

Heading into the Jacksonville Landing, I was getting tired and really starting to hurt, I told myself just a 5k to go. At mile 11.5 we ran up the long wheelchair ramp and down the pedestrian helix. Looking at my watch I knew if I just kept running I would meet my goal for the day. My pace dropped of dramatically, my legs were so heavy. I just wanted to be done. The last half mile stretch on Gator Bowl Blvd before the finishing chute seemed never ending. Finally I made the turn into Metropolitan Park that served as the finishing chute. I saw my family and for the first time ever in a race, I slowed down to smile and wave at them, and approached them to get some love and high fives. This was so worth losing a few second. My family supports me so much in everything I do. I crossed the finish line and a marine quickly put a medal around my neck.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, best I could do at the moment
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with family and friends

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Did Ironman Louisville a month ago

Event comments:

1st Place Sports always put on the best running races




Last updated: 2013-08-04 12:00 AM
Running
01:56:06 | 13.1 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 28/161
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back with 2 bridge crossings
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

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