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Alpharetta Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Alpharetta, Georgia
United States
Premier Event Management
40F / 4C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 32m 46s
Overall Rank = 25/689
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/71
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5 after getting off at 11 the night before. Drove over and picked up Cookie Monster. Arrived at the race site entirely too early.
Event warmup:

Stretched and light jogging
Run
  • 1h 32m 46s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 05s  min/mile
Comments:

For a "C" race that I decided to do on Thursday night I am happy with the result. I have been pretty sick the last week and a half and I rode 52 miles on the bike yesterday. Started off a little fast (first 3 miles were under 20 min) and I hit the 10k mark at about 42 and some change. Hills really didn't bother me since I train on them all the time anyway. Fatigue in the legs from yesterdays bike ride kicked in about Mile 11.
That all being said, it's a new PR by 3 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really, the only thing that I would do if I were trying to PR is not ride the day before. And not dig so deep on the ride. I was trying out Carbo Pro (which is good) but I forgot my NUUN's so it was Carbo Pro in water (which is bad) and no electrolytes. I didn't drink enough on the ride and was really feeling dehydrated most of yesterday.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and got some water and fruit and waited for Cookie to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Sickness and fatigue. My HR was pretty low the entire run and I actually hit the 5 and 10k marks near my PR for both. The entire run felt easy until Mile 11 when the hammys and calves started to bark.

Event comments:

After the horror stories from last year I was a little nervous, but they had plenty of water and Gatorade and each stop and were handing out GU at mile 7.5 as advertised. I would do this race again.




Last updated: 2008-03-01 12:00 AM
Running
01:32:46 | 13.1 miles | 07m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/71
Overall: 25/689
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling hills around the Alpharetta area
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 4

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2008-03-02 2:16 PM

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2008-03-02 2:44 PM
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Dude, I am taking down the superman posters in my kids room and putting up RocketMan posters- ok.....that's a little wierd, but you get the point. . Awesome job on the PR! 3 minutes is an eternity to shave offof a PR.

Congrats on kickin its a.!

2008-03-02 4:05 PM
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Sweet race - I can't believe both you and Courtney PRd on such a last minute race - awesome job! Congratulations on your new PR!!

2008-03-02 4:47 PM
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Holy crap dude!!

You were smokin!!!

I think I saw you on the course, I kept thinking "What's that white guy doing running with those Kenyans?"

Great job...
2008-03-02 5:47 PM
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Very nice running. Awesome time. Beats my 1/2 PR by a minute. You're well on your way to meeting your goals for 08. Hoping you go sub 5 at GC. (I think you're doing that race)
2008-03-02 5:58 PM
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Wow...great job, Brett!  Between the TTT and this, you're looking strong for '08.  Hope everything keeps clicking and even gets better for you.


2008-03-02 6:02 PM
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Awesome job coach.
2008-03-03 5:23 AM
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Interesting how the body works...sick earlier in the month and hard workout the day before, then PR on Sunday. There has to be a big mental part that plays in it. Congrats on a PR. They are really nice this early in the season.
2008-03-03 6:05 AM
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PB given being sick, riding the day before and just signing up this week..pretty awesome!

Congrats~ 

2008-03-04 1:00 PM
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Awesome job out there, Brett!  Congrats on your PR.
2008-03-06 8:06 AM
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Nice work and nice PR!  Congrats on the AG top 5 as well!


2008-03-07 12:58 PM
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Way to represent!

Congrats - That is fast.
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