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Columbus , Ohio
United States
Columbus Marathon
50F / 10C
Total Time = 2h 25m 28s
Overall Rank = 4192/5289
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 120/226
Pre-race routine:

First race of this distance so no routine. Woke up at 5:00 ate fruit and english muffin with peanut butter and coffee. Not knowing what to expect, got there very early! Walked around and took in the scenes.
Event warmup:

Again, not much. Stretched and ran a little.
  • 2h 25m 28s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 06s  min/mile

First time running further than 10 mile. Felt really good for the first 8 miles and then my left knee (IT band) started acting up. After another mile I didn't notice the knee because the pain from the blister on my right foot took over! Saw my wife and daughter at the 10 mile mark and that gave me a boost. The last 2.1 miles is up an incline which really made it tough.

I beat my goal time of 2:30:00.
What would you do differently?:

More long runs in my training. I know stretching is so important, I just never have had the patience. Stretch - stretch - stretch!
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Knee pain and blister.

Event comments:

Looking forward to a full marathon next year!

Last updated: 2008-08-25 12:00 AM
02:25:28 | 13.1 miles | 11m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 120/226
Overall: 4192/5289
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-10-20 7:48 AM

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Columbus, Ohio
Subject: Columbus Half Marathon

2008-10-20 5:46 PM
in reply to: #1753496

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Subject: RE: Columbus Half Marathon
Excellent job! I hope the IT band is feeling better.
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