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March Madness Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Cary, Illinois
United States
29F / -2C
Total Time = 1h 55m 12s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

eat bananas and oatmeal. drink lots of fluid
Event warmup:

run 10 min. and some run drills
  • 1h 55m 12s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 47s  min/mile

not wear so many layers. Kelly helped me big time. I would have slowed down many times if it was not for motivating talks.
What would you do differently?:

wear less cloths
Post race
Warm down:

walk a lirttle

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Racing is always fun and its even better with friends. I can't remember when I saw my Rabbit ( Derrick). I stalked him for several miles but then suddenly while going down hill I had the urge to try to pass him. The rabbit then not seem to want to catch me. Then mile 9 the big ass hill was upon us. VVrrrooom the rabbit gets a burst of energy and passes me up.
I had nothing in the tank, luckily Kelly continued to push me. I felt bad for her since she could have ran a faster race. I wanted her to go on her own but did not have the energy to speak. I had some tightening on my lower right claf area but no cramp. Also there was a point were I wanted to vomit but did not. I am not sure if it was from endorlytes or the dirty fuel bottles. I have been trying to buy replacement bottle caps but cannot find any. Anyway I beat my time from last year by 3 min. Thank you Kelly

Last updated: 2008-03-17 12:00 AM
01:55:12 | 13.1 miles | 08m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: some hills
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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

2008-03-17 9:19 AM

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Westchester, IL
Subject: March Madness Half Marathon
recovery was cool bath with epson salt and stretching.

Edited by Grizdog 2008-03-17 9:20 AM

2008-03-17 11:20 AM
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Wellington, North Island
Subject: RE: March Madness Half Marathon
Awesome job on the race Griz. You pushed hard and did a great job!

It was fun running with you.
2008-03-17 1:02 PM
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St Charles, IL
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Subject: RE: March Madness Half Marathon

Congrats on knocking 3 minutes off your time from last year!

Come out and train on the course some more, and you'll take at least another 3 minutes off for next year. 

Great to see you yesterday, and again congrats on a great race! 

2008-03-18 10:23 PM
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Subject: RE: March Madness Half Marathon
Wonderful job!!
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