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- 3178 total / 716 in 2013
Short term: Just to get out and run. Medium term: Run 2013 kms in 2013. Long term: Run 24,901 miles (Earth's circumference) within the next 20 years.
Simon W. ran: My second Race Marath...
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- 27 miles
- 03:49 time
- 08:35 pace
- 2629 calories
My second Race Marathon and 1st in Vibrams. I was pleased with my strategy of keeping my heart rate between 155-160 bpm, maintaining a high turnover of steps and running feeling happy. Although I was overtaken by quite a few runners, I reminded myself to run my own race.
I pretty much smiled and said 'hi' and 'thanks' to everyone I saw along the route: race marshals, spectators, fellow runners and a small band of supporters. It was also great receiving encouraging comments about my Vibrams from fellow runners who ran alongside for a bit before pulling away.
My legs were pretty tired around mile 22 but then I got a second wind by drinking coke instead of water at aid stations so I managed to finish strong with a sprint across the finish line.
I was aiming for 4 hours because of the hilly trail and barefoot shoes, so was very pleased with my time even though I just missed out on a PR. Being a local race, I had the luxury of cycling the 4 miles to and from the race. I was also able to treat myself to a 2 hour restorative nap in the afternoon. My legs feel in great shape after the race with no aches or pains. Overall, I am a very very happy man.
Have a great Sunday my friends!
Mostly Cloudy. Wind: N at 9 mph. Humidity: 77%. Temp 11C/52F.