Shamrock Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
J&A Racing
Total Time = 2h 02m 35s
Overall Rank = 2574/7902
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 157/
Pre-race routine:

It was a chilly start and we walked the short distance to the start line and found a building to stand by that would keep the wind off of us.
  • 2h 02m 35s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 22s  min/mile

I was scheduled to be in corral 4 and when I went to line up I thought I was in the correct one. As the race started and they were moving the corrals up it seemed that all of a sudden they put up a rope right in front of me and said okay corral 5 you will take off in about 2 minutes. I know this is weird but that just messed with me as soon as we took off I wanted to be running with those that I was standing and talking to in corral 4 so I probably pushed it at the beginning more so then I should have.

After finishing and seeing how close I was to 2 hours, I wanted to do it all over again and try to beat 2 hours.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure I was in the correct corral.
Post race
Warm down:

Quickly went to the room and changed clothes while waiting for the hubby. Stood by the finish line and waited for my husband to cross the finish line and complete his first ever Half Marathon! Then we moved to get some beer!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hamstring grade 1 tear

Event comments:

Overall this was a very good race. It worked out perfect that our hotel was right outside the finish line party and the start was about a mile away.

Last updated: 2012-01-17 12:00 AM
02:02:35 | 13.1 miles | 09m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 157/
Overall: 2574/7902
Performance: Good
Course: Enjoyed reading all the different signs along the course!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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