Final time: 2:40:32 16th overall, 4th Master Overall, 2nd in my Age class.
Overall a good race that is well supported and pretty well laid out. Mostly flat but with some smallish hills late in the race that you really feel.
5M: 30:00 (6:00 pace)
10M: 59:23 (5:56 pace)
1st half: 1:17:49 (5:56 pace)
20M: 1:59:54 (6:00 pace)
Last 10k: (6:32 pace, ouch!!! Need more longer distance training runs!)
2nd half: 1:22:43 (6:18 pace)
Overall pretty happy with the race, but my lack of any really distance training since October combined with the 2 previous nights with 4 hours of sleep affected my second half. 1st half ran steady with young guy named Samuel, but lost the pack at about 14M and really started to slow down about 20M or so. Running as 1st master through the half, then got passed between 15-25M to slip to fourth. Lesson is that going out too hard after short training just doesn't work and I need to try to get better sleep the days before the run. Legs were just dead afterwards, but not painful just out of fuel and endurance. I just need to work on my last 10K finish stamina by running longer training runs at a faster pace and also by carbing better during the race. Overall I am mostly happy with the result as it is what I thought I was trained for and I competed in the master's class as well.
1 6:12 Running easy with Sam Jurek, easing into the race.
2 6:02 Starting to pick it up and enter Epcot.
3 5:58 Get to target pace and start passing folks. Running through Epcot at this point.
4 5:48 Now we are on track and feeling good. See a large pack (7 guys or so) ahead and plan to catch by mile 5
5 5:51 We catch the pack and tuck in and go on cruise control.
6 5:51 Cruising down the roadways with the pack.
7 5:50 Still feeling really good at this point.
8 5:53 Coming up on Magic Kingdom, pass the Contemporary resort.
9 5:51 Running steady and feeling good.
10 5:51 We enter the Magic Kingdom.
11 5:47 Run throught the castle.
12 5:52 Leave Magic Kingdom. On the backroads again and now am working a bit harder.
13 5:56 Hit the half mark in 1:17:49 and the pack is begining to split up. I am starting to feel the lack of sleep and long training runs so I let the pack move up a bit. Don't know if this was smart or not.
14 5:53 Still keeping the pack in sight.
15 5:57 Still about 15 seconds behid the pack.
16 5:56 Enter Animal Kingdom. Pack is out of sight now on the turns in the park. I am passed in here by 2 guys, one of which I see later walking on the road.
17 6:08 Now I am feeling the training. Running in Animal Kingdom, but don't remember much about this park.
18 6:02 Ok but not the greatest pace.
19 6:09 Starting to see the pace slip as I am feeling the lack of endurance.
20 6:19 Legs are feeling lethargic. We are running on the highways again and at this point have to go up a slight incline on an overpass and then do a 180 turn. See Sam J. heading the other direction, about 2 minutes ahead.
21 6:14 Still trying to push, but it is getting harder. This is where my pace really suffers and I start to get passed from here to the finish.
22 6:24 Run up another overpass here. See a guy who passed me walking on the side of the road. Enter Hollywood Studios in this mile, I remember running down through New York section of the park and seeing Frozone and the toy soldiers from Toy Story.
23 6:50 Oh, bad mile! But, I do pass one of the youngster's from the initial pack I was running with. Lots of turns through the Studios.
24 6:09 That's better! Head into the Boardwalk in this mile and feel a bit of energy.
25 6:41 Enter Epcot again. Energy fading, nothing much left, just hanging on.
26 6:38 I get passed in the last mile, which sucks. Think about kicking but don't want to crash and burn this close to the finish.
0.41 2:32 (6:16 pace) (this is the distance on my GPS)
1M w/u before the race. Afterwards, showered and spent 12 hours walking in the Magic Kingdom (count as 3M easy). Managed to stay up to watch the fireworks (mostly awake even!).