ING Miami Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Miami, Florida
United States
PR Racing Inc.
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 15m 30s
Overall Rank = 2955/6432
Age Group = M4044
Age Group Rank = 348/553
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3 AM and took a hot shower. All my stuff was already in the car and so I served myself a cup of coffee and off I was.

Picked up the Bitches all over town and found a CHOICE parking spot on SE 1 Street and 3rd Avenue- Bank of America Tower.
Event warmup:

Walked a few blocks from the Car to the holding Pen. Really no other warm up.
  • 2h 15m 30s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 20s  min/mile

I missed my target goal by 30 seconds. Sad thing is that I had the juice to make it but I started the final sprint too late in the chute.

AMAZING feeling running inside of 12,000 people and fans everywhere making noise. The crowd was amazing.
What would you do differently?:

Start the finish line dash sooner.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, ate a bagel and a banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

20 extra pounds of weight. A slight pain under the laces of my left foot and definitely water, rain and flooding ans soggy feet all morning.

Event comments:

Running is the foundation of this sport. I enjoy it more and more every day. Today marks the day before the start of a 16 week training course leading up to Disney Ironman 70.3. I must admit that I am going into this training far ahead of last year.

BIG, NO! HUGE Congrats to all my friends that ran today.

Frank C, Rafa, Jocy, Ivanka, Alfred M, THE RAMSTER, R2, Tere, Thamia, The Wizard, Capt Dirk, Magnus, JAYdog aka "The Memphis Belle" G, Marcella.

Cheers and Luck in 2007 to all.

Last updated: 2006-12-01 12:00 AM
02:15:30 | 13.1 miles | 10m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/553
Overall: 0/6432
Performance: Good
Ran a Positive Split. I was really trying not to but here it goes: L1 1:04:06 w/ AHR 169 10:09 min/ mile L2 1:11:30 w/ AHR 185 11:33 min/ mile
Course: Course was really wet this morning due to morning rainfall. It rained on us for nearly 25 minutes before the race even started. We were all in th holding pens. Rain appeared to stop after mile 4. Puddles and water everywhere. Shoes and Socks- brutally wet.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5