Martian Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Dearborn, Michigan
United States
Martian Marathon
Total Time = 1h 46m 13s
Overall Rank = 351/1842
Age Group = 45-49 F
Age Group Rank = 3/98
Pre-race routine:

Walked up and down the big hill from car to porta-potties -- does that count as a warmup?
Event warmup:

Skipped the warmup. It was a pacing exercise rather than a race for me.
  • 1h 46m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile

Probably should have taken in more fluids. I had cramping at the last mile or so in calves and quads. It might just have been residual, though, from last week's cramp-fest at the Ridge Run.
What would you do differently?:

Not let my concentration slip at miles 6 and 12!!! Damn! That was mostly a mental problem.

Post race
Warm down:

It would better be called a "cold down." Stood around in the freezing cold for over an hour waiting for results and cramping up. Serious cramps in bottom of foot again.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not really trying for faster, but legs were still pretty thrashed from the hilly 15k last weekend.

Event comments:

I only had two complaints about the race: that it was long and that it took so long to get the results out. I heard they ran out of printer ink.

Loved the awards.

Last updated: 2011-03-26 12:00 AM
01:46:13 | 13.1 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/98
Overall: 0/1842
Performance: Good
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 08m 10s 1.00 miles 08m 10s /mile 160 175 2 07m 59s 1.00 miles 07m 59s /mile 167 170 3 07m 56s 1.00 miles 07m 56s /mile 171 173 4 07m 55s 1.00 miles 07m 55s /mile 173 175 5 07m 58s 1.00 miles 07m 58s /mile 175 176 6 08m 13s 1.00 miles 08m 13s /mile 175 179 7 07m 57s 1.00 miles 07m 57s /mile 175 177 8 08m 11s 1.00 miles 08m 11s /mile 174 177 9 08m 03s 1.00 miles 08m 03s /mile 173 175 10 08m 02s 1.00 miles 08m 02s /mile 174 176 11 08m 08s 1.00 miles 08m 08s /mile 174 177 12 08m 19s 1.00 miles 08m 19s /mile 176 179 13 08m 03s 1.00 miles 08m 03s /mile 178 179 14 03m 54s 0.50 miles 07m 51s /mile 178 180 This is for the long version. My GPS had 13.5 but the results were adjusted to 13.4
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4