Magellan Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K - RunHalf Marathon

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Capri Events/Magellan Development Group, LLC
51F / 11C
Total Time = 1h 31m 52s
Overall Rank = 61/1442
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/127
Pre-race routine:

Got up really late (6:00am) for the 7am start. Had a good drink of water, got to the potty (twice). I didn't have a good feeling about this issue for the event. Got in the car, parked under Michigan Avenue, and luckily avoided the long line to parking at event. Scoped out the race site, took a pic and got in line for the start.
Event warmup:

Absolutely nothing. Bounced around a bit waiting for the gun.
  • 1h 31m 56s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile

Made sure to pick a water or a Gatorade about every other station. Right from the start, I set out to run at a comfortable pace and not push until I got far enough along that I could push harder and still finish without walking. I didn't know it, but my comfortable pace for this event turned out to be keeping pace with the 7:00/mile Pacer/Group! I didn't know if I could last, but it was comfortable.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing!!!!! I set a new PR, and I am absolutely stoked right now. Being a few hours after the race, I feel great. Sore, but I can walk fine and I'm still pretty energetic. The new PR and my lack of pain and fatigue HAVE to be a direct result of the 1/2 Marathon Training Plan I used to get ready for this season. THANKS BT!
Post race
Warm down:

I felt pretty good and grabbed more water, and 2 bananas. I should have stretched out after, but I didn't.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No limiters at all.

Event comments:


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Last updated: 2009-04-07 12:00 AM
01:31:56 | 13.1 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/127
Overall: 0/1442
Performance: Good
Course: Very familiar with the LDS course. Nothing really new, other than the fact that I didn't study the course. This was confusing for me since I didn't know we were doing a near 2 loop run, and I thought, for a moment, that I was running on the 10K course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3