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Colorado Colfax Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Denver, Colorado
United States
Colorado Colfax Marathon
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 56m 37s
Overall Rank = 590/1961
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 140/262
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30 and had an english muffin with grape jelly and some gatorade.
Event warmup:

Ran about a half mile, stretched, and tried to get focused.
  • 1h 56m 37s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 54s  min/mile

I started out and purposely tried to take it easy. Plan was to start at about 9 to 8:30 pace and build from there. I started out ok and then started to build a bit. I settled into a good pace from about mile 3-7. I was moving good and passing people.Then something happened and at mile 10 I just started slowing down. My legs were not sore. It was mental. Then all the people who I passed on the way out, started passing me on the way in. I was not happy. I hate that feeling. I wanted to run this race so much faster, but it just didn't happen. The good news is I ran 10 miles at a good pace. The bad news is, it was a 13.1 mile race.
What would you do differently?:

Do more tempo work and race pace work in training. Get my head in the game more. Take my hydration belt so I can hydrate when I want to.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked, stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training in zone 3 and 4 lately. Too much low heart rate training. Not enough mental intensity.

Event comments:

Lots of people. Glad they changed the route. It was getting hot out there, but on the way back in, we were shaded really well. Good call on the new route for the race. The cops in Aurora were high fiving us as we went by and blaring music from the back of their SUV's. That was pretty cool.

Last updated: 2008-01-22 12:00 AM
01:56:37 | 13.1 miles | 08m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 140/262
Overall: 590/1961
Performance: Average
Mile 1 avg hr 162 - 9:00 Mile 2 avg hr 170 - 8:41 Mile 3 avg hr 173 - 8.24 Mile 4 - missed it Mile 5 - missed it Mile 6 - avg hr 175 - 25.04 - average 8.34 for last 3 miles Mile 7 - avg hr 173 - 8.45 Mile 8 - avg hr 173 - 8.26 Mile 9 - avg hr 174 - 8.31 Mile 10 - avg hr 169 - 9.19 Mile 11 - avg hr 165 - 9.49 Mile 12 - avg hr 162 - 10.10 Mile 13.1 - avg hr 164 - 10.26
Course: Flat. Ran from Colorado Blvd on Colfax out to Aurora, turned through Fitxsimmons and then came back on 17th. Shade on the way back helped. It was getting warm.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-05-20 10:15 AM

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Subject: Colorado Colfax Half Marathon

2008-05-20 11:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Colorado Colfax Half Marathon
Despite not getting the results you wanted, sounds like you had a good time.  We do this crap for fun right?   You'll have to get revenge on another 1/2 mary later this year!!
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