Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Elite Racing
82F / 28C
Total Time = 2h 00m 6s
Overall Rank = 3624/23000+
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 376/
Pre-race routine:

Early wake up. Protein. Banana and Accelerate. Got early to start, to find corral.
Event warmup:

Light stretching
  • 2h 00m 6s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 10s  min/mile

Don't know why, but felt heavy all the way. The fact that I didn't have my heart rate monitor, put me on a very strange territory. I normally don't go running around the block without it. My whole plan whas based on heart rate. Had to improvise and that didn't go to well. I went to pace and I hate that. I wanted to brake 2 hours and felt short by 7 seconds. Last 3 miles where exhausting. Felt undertrained.
In general, GREAT EXPERIENCE, learned A TON and want to do this race again, hopefully next year.
What would you do differently?:

Train better, more consciously for a race of that magnitud, I think that I understimated it! 13.1 miles deserve a lot of respect!
Post race
Warm down:

Drunk water and cytomax like a sponge. Meet the family on the beach and crased on the sand.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not optimal training, lack of heart monitor

Event comments:

Awesome race!!! Highly recommended. I hope I can do it again! Several times

Last updated: 2009-07-14 12:00 AM
02:00:06 | 13.1 miles | 09m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 376/
Overall: 3624/23000+
Performance: Average
Forgot HR chest band at home, I almost panic!!! forget that, I did Panic!!!
Course: Beautiful course with 14 rock bands along the course, lots of cheer leders and thousands of people cheering and keeping everybody pumped. Finish on the VB boardwalk, can't really ask for much more. Will do it again!!!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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