Shamrock Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Shamrock Sportsfest
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 51m 4s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate 2 gluten free muffins, about a half a cup of coffee and carried a bottle of EFS sports drink (1.5 scoops fruit punch flavor) Walked down to the race start
Event warmup:

10 block walk to the start and a little light stretching
  • 1h 51m 4s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 29s  min/mile

Started off with the 1:45 pacer, but since I was wearing my garmin I knew he was doing sub 8's - too fast for my legs so I dropped off and watched my pace. Stuck it right around 8:10 until mile 5 and felt good. I was really thirsty but for some reason I didn't drink any water. Mile 5 I was really wishing for my EFS liquid shot that I left at home. Bummer. Tried a taste of the Carb Boom they had on course - that was a no go. So, slowly my pace slowed and slowed and slowed over from mile 7 on. Mile 10 my quads started cramping.
What would you do differently?:

Bring my Liquid Shot and drink some water. I was so not ready for warmer weather and didn't adjust my fluid intake for the warmer weather. Pacing was good and aside from the cramping I felt like I could have held that 8:10 for the duration.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked and walked and walked to get my goodies then waited to see Vicky cross, missed her somehow - waited for another 30 min. and finally went up to the room.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Like I said - gel and water.

Event comments:

Fantastic race - very well done

Last updated: 2010-03-23 12:00 AM
01:51:04 | 13.1 miles | 08m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Flat, flat, flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
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