Runner: Steven B
Race Date: 10/06/2019
Location: San Jose, CA
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
Fast course, plenty of people to run with and nice weather.
Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?
It went by fast.
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
I had a huge PR from 1:35:42 back in February to a 1:23:50 today.
Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
Pace yourself, as my first 5 miles were too fast, I found myself alone looking for people to run with to pace myself with.
Lessons you learned that will help you next time around
Go out easier pace.
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
Course is really laid out.
Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Was highly well organized, you can’t get lost.
Competition – Is there a strong field?
Very – a lot of elite runners out there.
Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.
I recommend a hotel if you don’t live near by and the parking garage is super convenient that’s next to the race.
Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?
They are marked well what they have (water, Gatorade, Gels).
Weather and typical race conditions
Sunny but cool.
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next guy?
Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?
How’s the Swag?
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?