Blue Ridge Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Roanoke, Virginia
United States
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75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 13m 47s
Overall Rank = 70/235
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 14/41
Pre-race routine:

got up and had breakfast, headed to the race, got chip and found Lisa
Event warmup:

no warm-up for this one - planned to take it easy and be social
  • 00m
  • 13.1 miles
  •  min/mile

This race was a lot of fun. My main goal was to avoid injuring myself, so I wasn't worried about pace and I enjoyed Lisa's company. She was especially helpful when it came to being smart about not going too fast down the steep inclines.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I accomplished my goal.
Post race
Warm down:

We walked around quite a bit and then had lunch downtown.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I did not intend to push myself here, so my judgment was not to perform faster.

Event comments:

As it turned out, I was pretty sore after this run, so I was especially pleased with my decision not to try to race faster. I think this was good hill training for my bigger picture plan.

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Last updated: 2010-01-06 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 13.1 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 14/41
Overall: 70/235
Performance: Good
38:08 at 4.25 ml; 1:28:06 at 8.6 ml;
Course: up and down the mountains peaking at the Roanoke Star - very cool!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4