Often times I am very ambitious. When I originally planned my workouts for this week I was sure that my legs would be well recovered by today and I would be able to fit in the 6x1600's that I chose to opt out of last week. Well my ambition far out weighted my realism, and I instead opted for a much easier speed session that wouldn't take too much too soon out of my legs.
Today's modified workout was a fartlek
1/2/3/4/5/4/3/2/1 @ goal MP
Goal marathon pace is 7:05-7:15
Average Paces: (1) 7:06, (2) 7:05, (3) 6:59, (4) 7:05, (5) 7:04, (4) 7:12, (3) 7:06, (2) 7:05, (1) 6:51
It felt good to shake the legs out because they definitely needed it, but my splits are all over the place. For the first half of the workout I had the wind at my back and was feeling pretty at ease, but as soon as I begun to step down the fartlek ladder I was running straight into a strong wind off the lake. It wouldn't have been so bad if the sand from the beach wasn't blowing into my eyes and in my mouth and if I would have noticed the wind at my back for the first half of the workout to plan a reroute, but I didn't because I was too busy dreaming about what I would be having for lunch.
Tonight I have an easy shake-out run planned with the hubby and will probably be 4-5 miles.
|Doug the Stud|
The Oak Brook Half had Brightroom Photography on site to capture race day photos. I went onto their site today to look at my pics, all of which I am making extremely ugly faces and DO NOT look cute. But I saw this picture and find myself puzzled.
|Please ignore my fugly face and the burning desire I have to immediately stop my Garmin.|
Let me explain:
- The clock VERY CLEARLY here says 1:27:45 and I am past the finishing line sensor
- It took me maybe 2 seconds to cross the starting line because I did not start at the front
- The results have me listed with a finishing time of 1:27:53 and my Garmin stats had me at 1:27:43, where I do understand that I could have made a timing error
- This event was timed with the B Tag system
Maybe I'm just being super crazy, but I don't understand where the official time is picking up the 8-10 extra seconds. If I started BEHIND the line, why would my chip time be slower then or tied with the clock time? I understand that this really is not that big of a deal, but if I earned those extra seconds I would like for it to be noted correctly. I have had issues with the B Tag timing system before, most recently when I ran a 5k in July and my chip did not even activate.
Point being that technology frustrates the hell out of me and sometimes I think it is inaccurate, and I hate these B Tags. Seems like in almost every race I've ran this year with these chips there has been some type of results listing error. I think that I'm going to just let it go because it becomes too much of a hassle to deal with result listing inaccuracies and people are probably starting to think I am crazy for challenging them.
Has anyone else ever had result listing discrepancies, or do I just have bad karma?
If so did you contact the race directors or did you just let it go?