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Carlsbad Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Carlsbad, California
United States
In Motion
45F / 7C
Total Time = 2h 33m 1s
Overall Rank = 4858/6334
Age Group = F 25-29
Age Group Rank = 577/726
Pre-race routine:

I underestimated the amount of time it would take to get ready and drive there. I wish I could blame it on my sister, friend, and husband who were all hung over, but they were actually ready before me. I guess I can blame the fact that I only really got 4 continuous hours of sleep on their midnight pizza binge and 4am laughing fit.

I had some coffee before we left, and then scarfed down a couple clif bars in the car and washed them down with a little bit of gatorade.
Event warmup:

I arrived at the starting area about 15 minutes before race time and got in the potty line. When the race started, I was just exiting the restroom, so my warmup was to jog from there back to the starting area.
  • 2h 33m 1s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 41s  min/mile

I felt great from the start until about mile 8. Mile 8-10 was ok, but 10-12 was pretty painful. 12-13.1 was purely adrenaline fueled.
What would you do differently?:

Until 9 weeks before the race (when I decided to do it) I had never run more than 4 miles. I would have benefitted from an extra month or two of training. My longest runs were 10 miles, and if I had more time I would have done a few 12 mile runs, maybe even a 13 or 14.

During the race itself, I consumed only as many calories as were in the few gulps of Ultima that I had along the way. With as long as I was taking to finish the race, I should have had a gel or something.
Post race
Warm down:

Waddled around until I found my entourage.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training and relative newness to the sport.

Event comments:

I can't really rate the race because it's my first running race. I had a lot of fun though, and can't wait to do better next year!!

Last updated: 2007-12-12 12:00 AM
02:33:01 | 13.1 miles | 11m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/726
Overall: 0/6334
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back with easy hills and a great view of the ocean.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2008-01-21 12:20 AM

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Woodland, California
Subject: Carlsbad Half Marathon

2008-01-21 10:45 AM
in reply to: #1167379

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Portland, OR
Subject: RE: Carlsbad Half Marathon
WOO HOO!!!!!! Congratulations Great job and let's get you some GU for next time.
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