Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon Virginia Beach - RunHalf Marathon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 00m 54s
Overall Rank = 3763/15792
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 383/985
Pre-race routine:

Event warmup:

  • 2h 00m 54s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

This was my first half marathon. I am very happy with my result. I had registered in the 2 hour corral and I did it. I was able to keep my pace between 9min and 9min 30sec. Lots of people passed me in the beginning, but then in the end I caught a lot of them, because they were walking and had overexerted them selves in the beginning.
I never felt like I had to stop. I didn't exactly feel like running another 13.1, but overall I am quite happy with myself.

Mentally I looked at it "as just a run", no swimming, no biking, no worrying about the legs being shot after the bike leg.
I was wondering though what the 13.1 would feel like after biking 56 miles...hmmm, I think I have a ways to go to be able to complete a Half Iron in a somewhat decent time, but today was definitely a big step in that direction

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really. Just need to train more and maybe loose 10-15 lbs.

Event comments:

Extremely well organized

Last updated: 2009-08-03 12:00 AM
02:00:54 | 13.1 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 383/985
Overall: 3763/15792
Performance: Good
Course: The course was very flat. The only "incline" if you want to call it that was around Mile 2 and 11 when going over the bridge
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4