ING Miami Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Miami, Florida
United States
US Road Sports & Entertainment of Florida, LLC
66F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 40m 27s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 37/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up late! Just didn't hear the alarm. If Iche didn't call, I would have missed it. Rushed out, ended up getting there with plenty of time. Crowded all around start area, just went to baggage check. Tried to get to bathroom, but ran out of time.
Event warmup:

No warmup. Walking back and forth. Got a pretty decent start position considering the crowds. Didn't drink before start.
  • 1h 40m 27s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 40s  min/mile

Didn't start off feeling great. Felt I was dehydrated as I only found 1 water station at start. 1st water stop was at 3rd mile. First few miles were slow. Weather was humid. First few miles were close to 8 mpm. But as the miles clicked off, and I made sure to drink a lot at each stop, I actually started feeling better. Picked up the pace as the race went on. I was really pushing the last 3-4 miles, especially the last 2 to try to get under 1:40. Nevertheless, can't complain.
What would you do differently?:

Get there on time, bring water, eat, get to the bathroom. Training wise, more tempo runs.
Post race
Warm down:

No warmdown other than walking all over the place.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Drinking water at the start. Probably need more tempo runs too.

Event comments:

Well organized, needed more water at the start. Good race.

Last updated: 2011-11-09 12:00 AM
01:40:27 | 13.1 miles | 07m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Splits are approx. Pace downloaded. 1st: 7:34, 2nd: 7:33, 3rd: 7:47, 4th: 7:38, 5th: 7:42, 6&7th: 7:40, 8th: 7:33, 9th: 7:35, 10th: 7:40, 11&12th: 7:24, 13th &.1: 7:04
Course: Nice course, practically all flat with only a few rises because of ramps.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 4