Thought I did pretty good for my first half-marathon. Pace was about right. I got faster as the race went on and was in less traffic. Mile 11-12 was the toughest. Tried to "turn the gas on" with one mile to go, but didn't have much.
What would you do differently?:
Line up closer to the front of the pack to avoid having to pass some slower runners. My first mile was around 9:30 which is about a minute slower than what I wanted. It seemed like the first 4-5 miles all I was doing was fighting to pass.
Walked a little, grabbed some gatorade and water. Waited for Jeff (jeff417) to finish. Had a couple pics taken. Went out to eat with family afterwards.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
The weather, rainy and windy. Traffic at the start. Hopefully will get a little more training in before next time.
Really pleased with race for being my first half-mary. Learned a lot and had a good time. Enjoyed the night-before dinner and activities. Got 2 free t-shirts out of it so I can't complain.
Last updated: 2007-05-07 12:00 AM
Lincoln Track Club
Overall Rank = 952/3432
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 96/162
English muffin, 1/2 Power bar, and a bottle of water for breakfast 2 hours before race time.