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Lincoln National Guard Marathon & Half-Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States
Nebraska National Guard
Total Time = 1h 57m 46s
Overall Rank = 1517/4224
Age Group = M30-35
Age Group Rank = 147/266
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:15. Shower and PB&J for breakfast. Picked up Jeremy an Justin and drove to Lincoln.
Event warmup:

Stretching in the Colliseum.
  • 1h 57m 46s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile

Jeremy, Justin and I started farther up in the corral this year. Good idea since we hit the timing mat at about 4:00 instead of the 10:00 minutes last year. Not nearly as many walkers to go around this time also. Went out at a comfortable pace. First few miles went by well. Jeremy took off at his usual blazing pace. Kept an eye on Justin who was only about a block or so ahead of me(easy to see with his bright shirt). At about mile five caught and passed Justin. Ran by some of the family just after mile five feeling really good. Passed the 10K mark at 53:28, a PR for me. Was still feeling really good. Passed the rest of the family just before mile seven. Hill between mile eight and nine kinda kicked my butt. Justin caught and passed me on the hill and never looked back. Legs were feeling more and more tired as the race progressed. Could tell my times were falling off. Pushed my way through miles 10-12.5. Felt like I was getting passed by a lot of people. After the turnoff for the half marathoners, I started to feel like I was air deprived and couldn't catch my breath. Decided to walk and take in some good air. Walked for 10 steps with my hands on my hips taking in some good deep breaths. Ran the rest of the way in and crossed the finish line with my children who didn't have any trouble keeping up with me.

I was ecstatic with my time. Breaking two hours was my ultimate goal for the day. This was right at 10:00 faster than last year. I was even more proud that I was completely spent at the end of the race, I left it all out on the course.

Mile 1 8:33
Mile 2
Mile 3 17:13 8:36 AVG.
Mile 4 8:49
Mile 5 8:38
Mile 6 8:24
Mile 7 8:48
Mile 8 9:00
Mile 9
Mile 10 18:15 9:07 AVG.
Mile 11 9:14
Mile 12 9:32
Mile 13.1 11:20 10:18 AVG.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe try some sort of nutrition during the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and talked with family. Watched the first marathoner finish. Showered and then a good meal at Valentinos.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training. Nutrition?

Last updated: 2008-04-07 12:00 AM
01:57:46 | 13.1 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 147/266
Overall: 1517/4224
Performance: Good
Course: Started at the Memorial Stadium and wound through Lincoln streets. Fairly flat with a nice hill between mile 8 and 9.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-05-05 1:32 PM

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Beatrice, Nebraska
Subject: Lincoln National Guard Marathon & Half-Marathon

2008-05-05 6:05 PM
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Beatrice NE.
Subject: RE: Lincoln National Guard Marathon & Half-Marathon
Nice job. Do I smell a sub 1:50:00 next year?
2008-05-05 10:57 PM
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Husker Nation
Subject: RE: Lincoln National Guard Marathon & Half-Marathon
Wow a 10 minute PR! Just think - and this is gonna sound bad no matter how I say it - just think how much faster you could go with some more consistent training. You went hard but there were some blank spots in the logs. If Omaha wasn't so hilly I'd suggest you try to PR at that half but there's no reason for anybody to do that one unless they really like the zoo. At any rate, you did awesome and I can see nothing but improvement in the future! I agree with Jeremy, and 1:50 might even be a bit conservative with a whole year to improve.
2008-05-07 7:47 PM
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Man, you really smashed the time down.  10 minutes?  Holy cow!  
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