Tom King Classic - RunHalf Marathon

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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Nashville Striders
33F / 1C
Total Time = 2h 12m
Overall Rank = 766/1014?
Age Group = 30-34 F
Age Group Rank = 42/71
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:30 and had some muesli for breakfast. Picked up my running buddy, Heather, and drove downtown. Arrived around 7:00, got our numbers, etc and sat in the car because it was really cold.
Event warmup:

Walked around a bit, stretched and shivered.
  • 2h 12m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 05s  min/mile

Felt really strong for most of it, but my knee (ITB issues) was kinda bugging me by mile 8.
What would you do differently?:

Do my knee streches religiously during the days preceeding the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Long walk up the ramps to get out of the stadium, with a pause to pick up banana's, bagels and water, then continue walking to the car. Stretched a bit at the car, then drove home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Minor knee pain.

Event comments:

This was my first 1/2 marathon, and I had a great time! Next 1/2 M in about a month and looking forward to it!

Last updated: 2007-03-08 12:00 AM
02:12:00 | 13.1 miles | 10m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 42/71
Overall: 766/1014?
Performance: Good
Avg 154, Max 176, 1225 cal
Course: Out and back from the Colesium and along Shelby Bottoms. Very flat. Much of the run was in the Shelby Bottoms greenway along paved trails. At times is was a bit crowded due to the out and back traffic along the ~10' wide trail, but not too bad. Didn't actually bump into anyone.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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] 4