US Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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San Francisco, California
United States
Elite Racing Inc.
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 08m 20s
Overall Rank = 1053/2510
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 267/350
Pre-race routine:

wake up 4:30am
eat cereal bar and coffee

16oz h20

30 minutes prior
  • 5 power bar
  • 8 oz h20

    15min prior 1 gu
    2oz h20
    Event warmup:

    lite 5 min jog, 5 min strech
    • 2h 08m 20s
    • 13.1 miles
    • 09m 48s  min/mile

    I felt great for the first 9mi it wasn't really until 11 however that I noticed my legs actually feeling pain they hadn't experienced before
    What would you do differently?:

    train on hills,
    Post race
    Warm down:

    30 min stretch, ingest protein bar and fluid replacement beverage, walked to keep loose.

    What limited your ability to perform faster:

    Hills, # of participants, lack of gel or food during race.

    Event comments:

    I had a great time I wish I had got a few freinds to come with me. It was a great mental boost for me. As I classify myself as a non runner. this was a big milestone on my journey to IRONMAN 09'

    Last updated: 2007-09-17 12:00 AM
    02:08:20 | 13.1 miles | 09m 48s  min/mile
    Age Group: 267/350
    Overall: 1053/2510
    Performance: Below average
    Course: over the scenic golden gate it was awesome. Not too hilly but the hills there were, were steep and short. only the hill leading up to the golden gate was long maybe 1.5 mile steady incline. 1 hill at mile 12.5 or so was the killer. I wanted to walk and probably was speed wise but I kept a run look. it was tough
    Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
    Post race
    Weight change: %1.0
    Overall: Average
    Mental exertion [1-5] 4
    Physical exertion [1-5] 3
    Good race? Ok
    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