Mardi Gras Half Marathon - Run

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New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
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51F / 11C
Total Time = 2h 02m 51s
Overall Rank = 551/1426
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at about 4:30, with a race start time of 7. Took 1200mg of Ibuprofen @ around 6:30, drank a little bit of water.
Event warmup:

Stretched for approx 10 mins. Lite jog to keep warm.
  • 2h 02m 51s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 23s  min/mile

Strategy was to start out a little slower than my training pace of 8:50/mile, and slowly increase speed from there. First mile was 10:00! Didn't mean to go that slow, but pace slowly increased from there, but not where I wanted it to be.
What would you do differently?:

Increase starting pace a little.
Post race
Warm down:

Gatorade, stretching

Event comments:

First half marathon, and definitely won't be my last.

Last updated: 2006-02-08 12:00 AM
02:02:51 | 13.1 miles | 09m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1426
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5