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Mardi Gras Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
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52F / 11C
Total Time = 2h 59m 17s
Overall Rank = 2556/2840
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 127/136
Pre-race routine:

Wake, bagels and coffee, shower, dress, drive, park.
Event warmup:

Portapotty, portapotty, portapotty, portapotty.
  • 2h 59m 17s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 41s  min/mile

Nice walk with Angel for first 11 miles, saw I needed to average <12m/m to finish under 3 hours, so jogged the last 2.1.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Waited for Angel, then went up the ramp to eat.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No run training for last fifteen months.

Event comments:

Nice race as always, new course was a good change. Disappointed that they ran out of medals before we finished, all we got was an IOU.

Last updated: 2008-02-25 12:00 AM
02:59:17 | 13.1 miles | 13m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/136
Overall: 0/2840
Performance: Average
Course: New course this year, down Poydras, left on Bourbon to Dumaine, then back on Royal. Royal changes to St. Charles at Canal, out to Audubon Park then around the running trail there and back to Poydras.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2008-02-25 11:09 AM

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The Road Back
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Subject: Mardi Gras Half Marathon

2008-02-25 3:29 PM
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Subject: RE: Mardi Gras Half Marathon
Good on you AND Mama Bear!  Sounds like a great way to spend the morning. 
2008-02-26 5:58 AM
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McKinney, TX
Subject: RE: Mardi Gras Half Marathon
Bet the new course was pretty nice.  Glad they took it out of the "shotgun house graveyard."  One day we'll make it back there.  Hope you can pick the running back up without injury!
2008-02-26 8:42 AM
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Boston, MA
Subject: RE: Mardi Gras Half Marathon

DUUUUUUDE! I can't believe I didn't know you were in for the Mardi Grass 1/2!!! I am such a dork and totally spaced out about the fact that you live down there. It would have been an honor to meet THE bears

I loved the city a lot and the people were just super nice. I will come back for sure maybe next year for the 70.3

Congrats to you and the wife!

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