Rock n' Roll Seattle Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Seattle, Washington
United States
Competitor Group, Inc.
Total Time = 2h 37m 41s
Overall Rank = 11767/17083
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 867/1013
Pre-race routine:

Ate pizza Friday night after a nap. Put tiger balm on my legs and slept 4 hrs. Up at 2:30 drank a muscle milk, and white espresso and headed to Seattle. 2 hr drive later I ate a peanut butter cookie Larabar. After busing got to the start at 5:50 AM. No lines at the restrooms. Found corral 18, the gear trucks and stretched out. 6:10 went to use the restrooms one last time. At 7:01 I finally got to use the restroom and jogged to my corral.
Event warmup:

Stretching and a short jog to the corral.
  • 2h 37m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 02s  min/mile

A very nice scenic run through mile 9 and the tunnel. Lots of people cheering and things to look at. Mile 9-11 was freeways and then the upcoming view of the city. GU gel at mile 8.5 and drank all water and cytomax along the way.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. This was my first ever race. I had never run more than 8 miles before and only 7 recently in training due to a 3 week virus near the end. I ran/jogged the whole race and felt good afterwards. I could've pushed myself to go faster but I had no frame of reference or pacing experience beyond 7 miles. It was fun and a great experience.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate one banana, .5 orange, one bagel, one bag of pretzels, two bottles of water, two bottles of cytomax and walked around for about a half hour. I felt very good and wasn't very sore the next day.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training and inexperience

Event comments:

A great experience for a first time runner! Pleasant atmosphere, good people, nice course, well executed planning and good bands. I would recommend this race to first timers or experienced racers. Next year I will be back for the marathon.

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Last updated: 2011-06-23 12:00 AM
02:37:41 | 13.1 miles | 12m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 867/1013
Overall: 11767/17083
Performance: Good
Was doing 11 minute miles through mile 9. The tunnel/hill between mile 9-10 slowed me way down.
Course: No major hills to worry about until the tunnel.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5