Martian Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
United States
Martian Marathon
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 54m 14s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

My alarm went off at 4, but after turning my alarm off in my sleep I darted out of bed at 4:45 and was out the door by 5:20. I stopped at Starbucks (god love them for being open) for a bagel and coffee for the long drive out to Dearborn. I found a place to park without much trouble, got my stuff together, and set off to find the BT crowd. I never found them but I stood in line for 20 minutes to pee, so that was fun. ;)
Event warmup:

Nada... 13.1 with 2500 people doesn't really require a warm-up since the first mile is simply dodging people.
  • 1h 54m 14s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 43s  min/mile

I had a little bit of trouble maintaining pace and when I finally found it, I went from feeling really good to suffering all through the race. But I made it!!
What would you do differently?:

Run faster?
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, got some water and food, and changed clothes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My slow @$$?

Event comments:

Its a small marathon. I didn't expect fireworks. But it did have a trixie in a dress. :)

Last updated: 2009-04-06 12:00 AM
01:54:14 | 13.1 miles | 08m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3