|Photo by Ole Arne Schlytter|
It was a pretty even race- the marathon was passed on 4h 4m 2s.
Finish distance(official): 60,096
(25,6 % shorter compared to the winner: 75,515 km)
Placement: 6th overall of 26 and third in age-group.
Split times(average pace):
1. First 10 loop's:
-Split time : 1h 52m 4s
-Distance covered : 20,32 km
-Average pace, total : 5:31 min/km
-Average pace, in last 10 loops : 5:31 min/km
-Average loop time, total : 10m 59s
-Average loop time, split : 10m 59s
2. Next 10 loop's:
-Total time : 3h 52m 40s
-Split time : 2h 00m 36s
-Distance covered, total : 40,21 km
-Distance covered, split : 19,89 km
-Average pace, total : 5:47 min/km
-Average pace, in last 10 loops : 6:04 min/km
-Average loop time, total : 11m 38s
-Average loop time, split : 12m 04s
3. Last 10 loop's:
-Total time : 6h 0m 0s
-Split time : 2h 7m 14s
-Distance covered, total : 60,096 km
-Distance covered, split : 19,89 km
-Average pace, total : 5:59 min/km
-Average pace, in last 10 loops : 6:24 min/km
-Average loop time, total : 12m 00s
-Average loop time, split : 12m 43s
Verticals: 29 m, less than 1 metres a round
The log-file from Garmin can be found at:
My enery intake consisted of energy-drink, Coke, chocolate milk and potato chips. I supplied with water at almost every supply station.
I didn't experience any problems due to lack of energy so I guess my intake was sufficient. I had 130 grams of energy-drink, 1,0 l of chocolate milk and 0,67 l of Coke.
-Shoes: I used Mizuno Wave Ronin as my running shoes. They served me well during the whole race.
-Logging: I used my GF 205. No additional device for heart rate-monitoring.
-Clothes: I wore a singlet, medium length thigths and running socks-all from GORE. Wonderful equipment.
I was a though race. My biggest challenge was to decide on my pace in advance. My choise was 5:30. I still think that was a right choise. I paid no attention to what others did at all. I carried out my own race entirly. I experienced difficulties with my stomach and needed to attend the toilette on two occasions-first one after the eigth loop and the second after the 18th loop.
I think this is the area that has greatest potensial. That includes both before and during the race. Energy-drink and coke works fine, but I need something more than that. I added chocolate milk this time. That worked fine. In addition I had some potato-chips. I will add that also as a regular. In future races I will also include loafes of bread. To have mixed the energy-drink in advance worked fine. I had two litres of energy drink and 0,35 litres of dehydration drink. My box in the pit-stop area was exposed to the sun. I need to supply with protection on future races. Having my own box with all my gear in was a very good idea. Next time I will make sure to have an inventory list and check it out in advance. A multi-tool was sorly needed and a pair of scissors as well.
My clothing were good as always. I think the drinking belt needs to be replaced in due time. When wet it tends to get open at front. The shoes were good. I experienced some minor blisters, but I used some vaseline to sort that out. I need to bring compeed next time.
I used 7-8 minutes more between every 10th loop. Next time I need to establish better routines in advance when it comes to nutrition-intake. I'll set a loop time that includes running, intake of nutrition in the pit-area and pit-stops. I need to be clear about what to eat and when to eat it. In addition it needs to be prepared in advance. There's also work to be done when it comes to pre-race nutrition. I haven't got time to waste on toilette-visits. This time it was 15 minutes. That's nearly 1,5 loops(3 km).