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Rockford Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Rockford, Illinois
United States
Chicago Events
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 39m 56s
Overall Rank = 70/592
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 7/33
Pre-race routine:

Woke up had a pb & J and got in the car stoped for coffee and drove to get my chip. Had a powerbar and part of a gel and found the potty.
Event warmup:

Went to the potty twice than the line got too long so a couple of us ran for a while until we found a suitable place to pee and ran back. I seeded myself around 8min pace and got ready to go.
  • 1h 39m 56s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

I think I ran about to my training right now. The first mile was fast (7:18) and then I settled in to a good pace. Around mile 4 I meet up with a guy I beat two weeks ago in the Duathlon. We talked and ran for next few miles than he said he was going to pick it up. I went with him for about a mile and I just could't keep the pace. I slowed and tried to recover. I took a gel at about 8 miles and it didn't sit well but I pushed on. My plan was to push the last two miles hard to see what I could do. That didn't happen! I think the mile I tried to stay with the other guy burned me and I didn't have it in me to push.

All in all I has happy with my race. I wanted to just see what I could do.
What would you do differently?:

Run my race and not try to stay with someone else.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to get some food and water and to my car for my phone. Walked back up a hill to see some of my buddies running the full make their turn. Hung aroud to watch others finish and cheer them on.

One of my buddies ran a 2:58 marathon! Boston here he comes (again)!

Event comments:

1st year of this race and they had 1400 athletes so I think they did a good job!

Last updated: 2008-03-17 12:00 AM
01:39:56 | 13.1 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/33
Overall: 33/592
Performance: Good
Ave HR 173
Course: Strait shoot north, a loop through a park, across the river and back on the other side of the river.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-05-19 1:57 PM

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