City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Laguna Hills, California
United States
Kinane Events, Inc.
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 36m 19s
Overall Rank = 110/
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/
Pre-race routine:

Two pieces of Wheat Toast with a bottle of Infinit Jet Fuel.
Event warmup:

Did some stretching and did not run enough. I wanted to run around the mall and do some sprints. Got to race too late and had to go to the bathroom more than usual.
  • 1h 36m 19s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 21s  min/mile

It was drizzling before race. Race did not have any gatorade, only water. Only took water at three aid stations and only a sip at that.
What would you do differently?:

I actually was very pleased with everything. I started off the race about 30-40 seconds slower than last year and that help. I took advantage of the free downhill speed but kept it in reason. Felt really strong the last few miles and ran negative splits at the end which I was really pleased about. I just need to keep running and getting stronger and more efficient. I was pleased with my Garmin 305 and that really helped me keep my pace in check. It also kept me aware of where I was in each mile.

Post race
Warm down:

Bad. Should have continued jogging and I stopped and talked with Stacy and Mom and Dad. I need to get better at this.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just need more training and experience.

Event comments:

Wished they had more Gatorade or something else than water.

Last updated: 2008-05-24 12:00 AM
01:36:19 | 13.1 miles | 07m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/
Overall: 110/
Performance: Good
Mile 1 - 7:48 Mile 2 - 7:30 MIle 3 - 7:00 Mile 4 - 7:27 Mile 5 - 7:05 Mile 6 - 7:25 Mile 7 - 7:25 Mile 8 - 7:26 Mile 9 - 7:35 Mil 10 - 7:12 Mil 11 - 7:15 Mil 12 - 7:05 Mil 13 - 6:54 HR Ave 162 Max HR 177
Course: Mostly downhill for first 6 miles and then flat and slight grade up for last 4 miles.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]