ING Miami Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Miami, Florida
United States
PR Racing Inc.
70F / 21C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 4854/11251
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 411/747
Pre-race routine:

Arrived at the race at 4:30 AM for a 6:15 AM start. A lot of people getting ready to run. I started in the D shute and due to the crowd was not able to do any warm up. It was very humid at start.
Event warmup:

None big crowds made it next to impossible to warm up.
  • 2h 15m 28s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 20s  min/mile

Not a good race today. I died at mile 9 and ended up walking and running the next 4 miles. My plan to go out slower the first 5 pick it up the next 5 and run sub 8:30 the last three didn't go as planned. There was no reason to be off today - tapered this week, I had run a sub 2 hour during training on a similar type course. The only difference was the humidity it was 95% but that should not have slowed be down by 1 minute and 30 seconds per mile. The race itself was outstanding. There were over 18,000 people between the half and full. It made it tough to get water at times..

What would you do differently?:

Don't have a good idea however not completely discourged about it. I keep telling myself I am in this for the long run and will live another day. It was just not my day for what ever reason
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Humidity and mental fortitude. I bonked at mile 9 and am not sure why. I had trained at less than two hours and sub 9 minute but didn't have it today.

Event comments:

This was a great race and will plan on doing it again. It is a great time in Florida in January. The race was well organized despite 18,000 runners. I stayed in South Beach and it was very nice. I would recommend this race to my friends.

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Last updated: 2009-12-08 12:00 AM
02:15:28 | 13.1 miles | 10m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 411/747
Overall: 3016/11251
Performance: Bad
Lap Data Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 09m 09s 1.00 miles 09m 09s /mile 180 230 2 09m 02s 1.00 miles 09m 02s /mile 188 207 3 09m 16s 1.00 miles 09m 16s /mile 180 209 4 09m 05s 1.00 miles 09m 05s /mile 189 217 5 08m 59s 1.00 miles 08m 59s /mile 176 187 6 09m 13s 1.00 miles 09m 13s /mile 168 173 7 09m 17s 1.00 miles 09m 17s /mile 172 180 8 09m 19s 1.00 miles 09m 19s /mile 186 198 9 14m 18s 1.00 miles 14m 18s /mile 143 180 10 11m 34s 1.00 miles 11m 34s /mile 161 175 11 10m 55s 1.00 miles 10m 55s /mile 167 177 12 12m 02s 1.00 miles 12m 02s /mile 161 174 13 10m 45s 1.00 miles 10m 45s /mile 167 175 14 02m 28s 0.21 miles 11m 56s /mile 177 181
Course: This was a great course. We started out at the American Airlines Arena. We ran across the bay into South Beach. The course was flat except for a few bridges. They were no issue.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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