Thrill in the Hills - RunHalf Marathon

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Winder, Georgia
United States
Total Time = 1h 37m 1s
Overall Rank = 27/300
Age Group = 15-19
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

up at 4:55, coffee and oatmeal, 2 hour drive
Event warmup:

running back and forth between car and start line to get forgotten items
  • 1h 37m 1s
  • 13.2 miles
  • 07m 21s  min/mile

went w/ mindset of using the race as a recovery run/test to see if I could return to full-throttle training after a week of being sick; started trying to race Kevin Davies for the 1st 5 miles instead; then backed-off; felt good all things considered; but still very weak from being sick
What would you do differently?:

follow my own plan, don't try to race other people when my goal is to recover, be more focused pre-start (i.e. left race tag at car)
Post race
Warm down:

walked to car and back

What limited your ability to perform faster:

being sick
going out faster than I knew I could maintain; this slowed me down a lot later in the race

Event comments:

could've used some protein-containing post-race snacks to help athletes recovery; more post-race activities would be nice

Last updated: 2008-03-02 12:00 AM
01:37:01 | 13.2 miles | 07m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 27/300
Performance: Below average
Course: plain, muddy trail; nice scenary
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2