ING Miami Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Miami, Florida
United States
PR Racing Inc.
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 56m 15s
Overall Rank = 285/2966
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 49/431
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3:10 a.m. UGGGHHHHH! I CAN'T BELIEVE I EVEN SAID THAT, MUCH LESS DID THAT!!!!! Made the coffee, got down to Miami early so I'd have plenty of time to get myself parked and together.
Event warmup:

VERY rainy and the American Airlines Arena was open so a lot of folks stayed inside to get out of the rain. Did my potty stops and stretching inside.
  • 1h 56m 15s
  • 13.4 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

Didn't have any plans to do a fast time here. Haven't really run much since tri season ended for me 2 months ago, plus I've been sick all week. Had trouble with thermoregulatory stuff today. Was running a slight fever yesterday, and probably today. Had bouts of hot then cold/chills throughout race, and nauseous.
What would you do differently?:

Probably wouldn't have done the race if I had any sense...I'm still not over the illness I've had and should've stayed home in bed!
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of walking. Searched for my friend Marissa who was cheering on her hubby in the pushrim w/c division

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training, illness.

Event comments:

It was only too hard because I shouldn't have done this type of distance in the shape I'm in, but I'm very happy with how I did, and it was kind of nice to take things a little slower and not concern myself wtih speed.

Last updated: 2007-01-28 12:00 AM
01:56:15 | 13.4 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 49/431
Overall: 285/2966
Performance: Average
I'll put mile splits down later when I get my Garmin out again.
Course: Starting in downtown Miami, across McArthur Causeway across the bay to Miami Beach, north on A1A then across the Venetian Causeway back around downtown again.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5