Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Competitor Group, Inc.
Total Time = 2h 02m 41s
Overall Rank = 3023/11281
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 308/742
Pre-race routine:

powerbar and part of a Pb sandwich... couldn't get much of it down.
Event warmup:

Waiting in line for the bathroom.. amazed at how many portable units they had but still long lines. Haven't done many big road races like this.
  • 2h 02m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 22s  min/mile

Signed up at the last minute for the race. In the middle of mary plan so I didn't taper just made the race my long run for the week. I also wanted to see what it was like to run with a pace group. My pr hm is 1:56 so I figured I could stay with the 2 hr group. Stayed about 2 first downs behind the group and just tried to stay consistent. Worked pretty well until about mile 8 or 9 and I started to slow.. fell back taking on fluids and couldn't seem to catch up. Heat got me some too but it was a good test on running with a pace group. Powergels worked well... had some left at the end from the package. Also was neat to see Ryan Hall come by on his way back.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing... it was good to experiment and learn.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked down the shoot and got some drinks. Skipped the party to go back home to the family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training run so a taper might have helped. Heat zaps me too.

Event comments:

Big race. Well organized.

Last updated: 2011-07-28 12:00 AM
02:02:41 | 13.1 miles | 09m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 308/742
Overall: 742/11281
Performance: Below average
Min HR: 105 Avg HR: 175 Max HR: 186 Lap Data Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 09m 21s 1.03 miles 09m 06s /mile 158 165 2 17m 44s 1.98 miles 08m 58s /mile 169 175 3 09m 04s 1.00 miles 09m 04s /mile 176 181 4 09m 08s 1.00 miles 09m 08s /mile 175 178 5 09m 00s 1.00 miles 09m 01s /mile 178 180 6 09m 16s 1.00 miles 09m 14s /mile 178 180 7 08m 51s 1.00 miles 08m 50s /mile 182 183 8 18m 03s 2.00 miles 09m 02s /mile 183 186 9 09m 40s 1.00 miles 09m 41s /mile 181 184 10 10m 26s 1.00 miles 10m 26s /mile 180 185 11 12m 13s 1.22 miles 10m 01s /mile 180 184
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4