Shamrock Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Shamrock Sportsfest
55F / 13C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
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  • 2h 09m 2s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 51s  min/mile

Just a rough run this year for me. Wasnt ready for the distance and have been suffing from cramps in my right calf as of late. Felt very good the first 10K. Tough time holding myself back at the beginning to save for the end. Cramping at mile 8 forced me to back the pace off. Was on track for a 2:04. However I was able to push into the finish while saving the calf. Mental race the last 4 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Weather played havoc with training for the entire region this year. Coupled with the Disney 1/2 and illness just threw everthing askew. Tough to train all around so I am fine with the result.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk down and stretching, hydration, food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Calf cramping. Not putting the training in throught the winter I needed.

Event comments:

Shamrock is a very organized race. I see it growing larger ever year and they always have great swag. Runners taking care of runners is what it boils down to. If you havent run this it should be on your list.

Last updated: 2010-01-18 12:00 AM
02:09:02 | 13.1 miles | 09m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat with one slight rise at mile 7.5. Primarily asphalt with 1/2 mile of concrete boardwalk at the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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