Pittsburgh Half Marathon - Run

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Pittsburgh Marathon
Total Time = 2h 14m 15s
Overall Rank = 7518/14039
Age Group = All Women
Age Group Rank = 3781/8588
Pre-race routine:

Got up a little after 4:00. Fed the animals and woke Tom. Had a bagel right before we left at 5:00 and a banana in the car.
Event warmup:

No real warm up, just walked to my start corral and tried to stay warm!
  • 2h 14m 15s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 15s  min/mile

You really get to a lot of different parts of the city during this run. It is fun and there are people and bands everywhere.
What would you do differently?:

Not have a hurt achilles. Run more recently than a week and a half ago. Go faster!!
Post race
Warm down:

Not much. Walked around trying to find Tom in a sea of people and walked back to the car.

Event comments:

The finish line area is horrible. It is clearly not enough space for so many people. It is the only bad part of the race.

Last updated: 2013-02-08 12:00 AM
02:14:15 | 13.1 miles | 10m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/8588
Overall: 0/14039
Performance: Average
Course: Started downtown. Crossed to North Shore, back to town, back to North Shore, across West End Bridge and through West End, past Station Square, down Carson Street, across Birmingham Bridge and back to town via Boulevard of the Allies. Finish near Point State Park.
Keeping cool Drinking
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:
Race evaluation [1-5]