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Long Beach, California
United States
RUN Racing
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 10m 14s
Overall Rank = 55/2945
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/229
Pre-race routine:

Drive to Long Beach; park at Wardlow Station and take the Blue Line to Downtown.
Event warmup:

Ran 4 miles back along the course up shoreline and then stashed my drop bag.
Run
  • 3h 10m 14s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 07m 16s  min/mile
Comments:

This was a Tuneup Race and the plan was to run the first 18 miles at the upper end of my aerobic pace and then drop the hammer for the last 8.2 miles.

1-18: 2:13:00, Avg HR 150 (82%
18-26.2: 57:14, Avg HR 164 (91%)

What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This was a Personal Best Time for me :)

I beat my 2012 time by 11m 3s.

I qualified for Boston 2015 by 14m 48s. Keeping the BQ Streak alive. (Qualified every year since 2008)

This was NOT a goal race. It was a tune up at the beginning of marathon season to set my paces for Winter Marathon Season. (Carlsbad, Boston and Orange County in 2014)
Post race
Warm down:

Get my drop bag, drink my flat cola, check the result and walk back to the train station. Got to hang out in the VIP area for a while and warm up a bit.

Event comments:

This is my 7th time doing LBM and my overall opinion continues to improve. It is a nice course with great scenery and good organization. The fire boat at mile 4 is the best.

Just be ready for lots of running on concrete.




Last updated: 2013-10-16 12:00 AM
Running
03:10:14 | 26.2 miles | 07m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/229
Overall: 55/2945
Performance: Good
1st Half: 1:36:58 2nd Half: 1:33:16
Course: Flat Run around Long Beach Harbor, Belmont Shores and Long Beach State and back to Shoreline.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-10-16 6:04 PM
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Incredible job! What is your key to staying healthy with the run mileage you maintain? My trouble has always been injuries, how do you do it?
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2013-10-16 6:28 PM
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Incredible as always Tim

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2013-10-17 5:06 PM
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Originally posted by Fred D Incredible job! What is your key to staying healthy with the run mileage you maintain? My trouble has always been injuries, how do you do it?


You know; the more I run, the more I realize I don't have a clue how I manage to stay healthy with consistent high volume.

I have been logging 3,000+ mile years since 2006 and have only had two running related injuries. (Torn Soleus in 2006 and a Broken Foot in 2011 from stepping in a pothole)

Consistency seems to play a part in it but I am also a bit on the lighter side. (I am 6' and 160) My running economy is really good and I over time, I seem to just get progressively faster. (I set a new Marathon PR on what was essentially a training run last Sunday) My "A" race in January will certainly provide a clearer story.

Some of my training partners log 3,500 and even 4,000 miles a year consistently and race at the highest levels of the sport without injury.

No Clue....

Good to see you Fred

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2013-10-17 5:09 PM
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Originally posted by ChrisM

Incredible as always Tim

 

Thanks Chris. Hope to see you around the Southland a race maybe next year. I am focusing on the Olympic Distance next year when marathon season is over so I won't be doing Oceanside. I might be heading up to LA to do a few races up there next Summer.

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