2007 Lincoln National Guard Marathon and Half-Marathon - RunMarathon

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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States
Lincoln Track Club
Total Time = 7h 00m
Overall Rank = 952/3432
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 96/162
Pre-race routine:

English muffin, 1/2 Power bar, and a bottle of water for breakfast 2 hours before race time.
  • 1h 54m 59s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 47s  min/mile

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.
Post race
Warm down:

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.

Event comments:

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
01:54:59 | 13.1 miles | 08m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 96/162
Overall: 952/3432
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]