Austin Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Austin, Texas
United States
The Austin Marathon Foundation, Inc.
52F / 11C
Total Time = 2h 07m
Overall Rank = 2667/6959
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 190/625
Pre-race routine:

Ate oatmeal, drank water and coffee at hotel. Used bathroom.
Event warmup:

Walked to starting area. Stretched a little.
  • 2h 07m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

I felt good throughout the run and was quite happy with the negative splits.
What would you do differently?:

This was my first half marathon, so I wanted to get an idea of how I could do at this distance. Maybe I would make fewer stops at water station.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Inexperience and there were lots of people. At times when I had to pass, I would have to work extra just to move ahead.

Event comments:

This race was a lot of fun.

Last updated: 2008-12-26 12:00 AM
02:07:00 | 13.1 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 190/625
Overall: 2667/6959
Performance: Good
My splits were 10'16",10'06",9'50",9'42",9'06",9'10",9'13",9'41",9'39",9'53",8'57",9'05", 8'34" and 8'06"(for the kick at the end)
Course: There were some hills. The course had plenty of water stations and bands playing almost every mile or so. When we did go uphill, it was short.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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