Shamrock Half Marathon - Run

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
J&A Racing
45F / 7C
Total Time = 2h 22m 27s
Overall Rank = 5312/8936
Age Group = 30-34F
Age Group Rank = 533/984
Pre-race routine:

ate: can of tuna mixed with a whole avocado, big cup of coffee
Event warmup:

poop at the farm fresh, walk about 0.5 miles to the start
  • 2h 22m 27s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 52s  min/mile

started out at my comfy 11 min mile pace with the strategy to stop at every other rest stop for gatorade only. first 2 miles were very cold, but warmed up quickly, glad i decided on shorts and tee shirt. miles 7-8-9 flew by - all below 11 - so i just started to push harder. slowest mile was 11:09 - fastest was 10:34!!! i've never felt SO GOOD on a run. 15min 10sec better than rock and roll.
What would you do differently?:

NOTHING! even with my half-ass training, i had a freaking great race.
Post race
Warm down:

collect goodies in the finishers chute, find jenn and neil, head to the beer tent and dance to the cover band for about an hour. a blast. special thanks to the volunteer that ignored the 4-beer limit for runners, shared some of those freebies with neil.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my training :(

Event comments:

j&a runs a great race. i would REALLY recommend this to anyone looking for a big race experience. less stress and more fun than rock n roll, and the post race was WONDERFUL. i'll probably do this again at some point. screw the rnr!

Last updated: 2013-10-08 12:00 AM
02:22:27 | 13.1 miles | 10m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 533/984
Overall: 5312/8936
Performance: Good
Course: "lollipop" shape course, completely flat, but with lots of wind
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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