Mardi Gras Half Marathon - Run

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New Orleans, LA
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 2h 23m 9s
Overall Rank = 1449/3010
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 843/1075
Pre-race routine:

Did a mile swim at the gym on Friday night. Fullers got in and we did dinner at the japaneses steakhouse. Saturday morning went down to race site to get packets and register late.
Event warmup:

It was cold and rainy, official temp was 55 but felt colder. Stayed upstairs in dome near uncrowded restrooms and stretched a bit.
  • 2h 23m 9s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 56s  min/mile

Started a little slow than ran evenly most of the way. Tried to pick up at mile 10 but didn't have much to give. Right hip and ankle were in a good bit of pain for the last 5 miles. 4:57 improvement over last year.
What would you do differently?:

Up until several weeks b4 the race I had really bad hip and some foot pain. I went to Dr Z and he said I needed new orthodics. Couldn't get them in time for race. Pace was good, stomach was great.
Post race
Warm down:

Easy stretching

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Fun race with Fullers in town.

Last updated: 2005-05-10 12:00 AM
02:23:09 | 13.1 miles | 10m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 117/1075
Overall: 160/3010
Performance: Good
11.47 151 11.12 151 11.02 154 10.36 158 11.30 147 10.37 155 10.59 165 10.57 162 11.04 166 10.17 162 10.49 170 11.05 161 10.35 160 .57 160
Course: Dome, down poydras to decataur, through french market, up esplanade to city park. Back through mid city to dome. Course was very wet with standing water. rained alot first few miles then slowed down.
Keeping cool Good 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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4