Decker Challenge Half Marathon - Run

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Austin, Texas
United States
Austin Runners Club
52F / 11C
Total Time = 2h 02m 23s
Overall Rank = 352/759
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 22/65
Pre-race routine:

Took a gel 15 min before race start. Should have hydrated better the day before.
Event warmup:

no warmup
  • 2h 02m 23s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 20s  min/mile

Goal was between 9:00-9:30 pace. Started out faster than I should have and knew it. But I didn't care. Felt fine until 8 miles in, then had to slow down.
What would you do differently?:

More hill training. Better pacing. Short sleeves.
Post race
Warm down:

Food, beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Recent sickness, not enough running.

Event comments:


Really nice race. Love that you can wait inside to stay warm and the starting line is so close. Plenty of parking.

Last updated: 2014-09-20 12:00 AM
02:02:23 | 13.1 miles | 09m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/65
Overall: 352/759
Performance: Average
9:20 pace overall, Garmin Splits: 8:52, 8:47, 8:56, 8:54, 9:07, 9:03, 8:58, 8:54, 9:42, 9:36, 9:43, 10:12, 10:12, 9:46
Course: Very hilly, 2,064 ft elevation gain
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4