Rock the Parkway Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Kansas City, Missouri
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 50m 43s
Overall Rank = 900/4956
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 120/316
Pre-race routine:

Protein bar and caffeine for breakfast on the car ride and a pre-race visit to the porta-potty.
Sadly I was almost to the race when I realized I had forgotten my timing chip and race bib. Fortunately my wife was b hind me and able to bring it with her.
Event warmup:

Light stretching in the corral
  • 1h 50m 43s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 27s  min/mile

Good run, wasn't trying to set the world on fire as this was basically a training run for New Orleans half Iron the following week.
What would you do differently?:

Remembered my timing chip!
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water and chocolate milk and began the long walk back to the car. Once there I did some cool down stretches and relaxed for a bit before going home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I didn't try to go faster. I guess use this as a training run limited my pace.

Event comments:

The only issue I really had was the lack of good choices for post race food. They had frozen custard and peanuts and chocolate milk (thank god), but nothing truly of substance. No bread, bananas, etc.
however I have done this race almost every year since it started and it still ranks as one of my favorite. I will continue coming back.

Last updated: 2015-03-11 12:00 AM
01:50:43 | 13.1 miles | 08m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 120/316
Overall: 900/4956
Performance: Average
Course: Rolling hills, no major turns. Overall a very straight forward course with a nice downhill finish starting at mile 12!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4