Sunday, December 1, 2013

Quarry Turkey Half Marathon

Race : Quarry Turkey Half Marathon

Distance : 13.1

Date :11/30/2013

Pre-Race Preparation :trained for 8 weeks

Pre-Race Thoughts : I ate to much Thanksgiving food 

Lap Length :

Running Surface : pavement and hard packed dirt

Incline / Decline : small rolling hills

Start Time : 8:00 am

Finish Time :2:12:37

Weather  : about 50 with clouds

Pre-Race Routine : 

Shoes : minzuno wave

Socks : Vermont darn tuff running socks

Fluids taken during the race : water and sports drink at the water stops

Energy / Calories consumed Prior to the race :Apple and a few swallows of oj

Energy / Calories consumed During the race :two gu chomps

Sodium / Electrolytes consumed During the race : some sort of sports drink 

General Observations :the weather was perfect. And the race was pretty well organized. It was a small race. I loved running with my sister. She pushed me real fast. 

Things that worked for this event : weather and company

Things that didn’t work well for this event : I ate and slept like crap for the whole week prior and could tell that I was carrying extra weight 

Psychological Observations : I stuck with Amy for 10 miles and felt good. Mile 10 I hit the wall and was done. I told Amy to take off and I fished the last 3 miles a lot slower

Post-Race Recovery : I sat in the car for 13 hours. I bought compression socks before our trip and put them on after the race and I think they helped but I am so sore in my hips today. I am still not walking right. 

Things to Improve for Next Time : my eating leading up to the race. 

These pictures were taken on the course by photographers and were free to download and print  

This is a picture Jer took at the finish line