Saddleback Memorial Half Marathon - Run5k

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Laguna Hills, California
United States
Kinane Events, Inc.
65F / 18C
Total Time = 47m 16s
Overall Rank = 1161/1378
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 63/?
Pre-race routine:

Nothing special. Had my typical half-caf iced Americano, and an unsweetened scone. Drank some gatorade right before race, which turned out to be a bad idea...
Event warmup:

None really, just walked around a bit.
  • 47m 16s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 15m 15s  min/mile

I ran about as much as I expected to. Running downhill at the end was fun, as I could last longer than normal before my HR got too high.
What would you do differently?:

Don't drink Gatorade right before starting. Upset my stomach. Stick to water.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around a bit, chatted with friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight. It just sucks jogging with so much extra weight. But it's coming off!

Event comments:

Overall I had a great time, even for that early in the AM. (Why can't races be at night?!) Sharing the event with friends made it even more enjoyable, and added to the motivation.

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Last updated: 2007-06-04 12:00 AM
00:47:16 | 03.1 miles | 15m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 63/?
Overall: 1161/1378
Performance: Good
Course: The course seemed fairly easy. The loop through the retirement village was nice, with lots of folks watching and cheering us on. Even a band playing at one corner! Mile 3 had a big downhill and uphill, but it didn't bother me too much, since I was mostly walking anyway!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5