ING Miami Half Marathon - Run

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Miami, Florida
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 43m 29s
Overall Rank = 493/5291
Age Group = 35 - 39
Age Group Rank = 83/476
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3:30AM, got my stuff together and headed out to Billy's house. I picked him up around 4:45 AM and went to buy coffee for the ride to the race. The coffee was definitely one of the all time worst cups I have ever had. Peet's Coffee, there is no substitute. Got the race site at 5:15 AM.
Event warmup:

Billy, Mike Willson and Ed (aka Other Dude) walked to the start.
  • 1h 43m 29s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 54s  min/mile

I am happy with my new HR zones and the way I managed the race. I planned to stay in my endurance zone (159 - 179) until mile 10. Then, open it up a bit into the LT zone (184 - 194) for the last 5K (3.1 miles). I fought the urge to go faster early on and had enough left in the tank for a final kick.
What would you do differently?:

I would get a more sleep the night before and eat more as well.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked and stretched while I waited to see Billy come in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

This race gets bigger every year. It is awesome to have it in our backyard. It is a well organized weekend of events.

Congratulations to my bud, Billy. Major breakthrough today in running 13.1. Now you have a taste of what lies ahead in order to train for and complete the HIM this November.

Last updated: 2005-12-08 12:00 AM
01:43:29 | 13.1 miles | 07m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 83/476
Overall: 493/5291
Performance: Good
Mile 1 - 8:58/HR 148 Mile 2 - 7:49/HR 161 Mile 3 - 8:02/HR 163 Mile 4 - 7:54/HR 165 Mile 5 - 8:19/HR 168 (includes a bathroom break) Mile 6 - 7:59/HR 168 Mile 7 - 7:53/HR 173 Mile 8 - 7:58/HR 174 Mile 9 - 7:51/HR 175 Mile 10 - 7:17/HR 179 Mile 11 & 12 - 15:13/HR 186 Mile 13 - 8:17/HR 195 (includes the .1)
Course: Started in Downtown Miami in front of the American Airlines Arena. Went into SoBe and out on the Venetian Causeway. Finished in front of Bayfront Park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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