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Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
United States
Boardwalk Runners
45F / 7C
Total Time = 2h 39m 8s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I was fortunate. I live in Bucks County, PA. My brother-in-law had a room at Caesars because he was going to the Pavlik/Kopkins fight Saturday night. He let me crash in his room. Boardwalk Hall is right next to Caesars.

Woke up around 6 AM. Drink some Mountain Dew. Eat a protein bar. hit the Men's Room. Drink down some Accelerade. Eat a gel. Grab my race pack. check my stuff in at the bag check.
Event warmup:

Jog for 15 minutes and then stretch.
  • 2h 39m 8s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 09s  min/mile

Started out a lot slower (11 minute miles) than I did for the Philly Distance Run. Felt really good at that pace until about Mile 6 or 7.

Between Miles 7 & 12 I was pretty steady at 12 and 13 minutes per mile.

The cool weather made for great running conditions. The sun didn't make an appearanc until much later in the race.

What would you do differently?:

Train more. This was my second Half Marathon and I have been running maybe 3 or 4 miles a WEEK. So automatically I should bump up my mileage to around 18-20 miles a week.
Post race
Warm down:

stretched and ate bananna and bagel. Drank some water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

training - or lack thereof

Event comments:

A bananna and a bagel? Wow. I guess they need some more sponsors. Just spoiled by other races I have done.

Last updated: 2008-09-22 12:00 AM
02:39:08 | 13.1 miles | 12m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Run North along boardwalk until New Hampshire Ave. Exit boardwalk and run along New Hampshire Ave until turnaround at back bay. Back to boardwalk, past Boardwalk Hall, all the way down thru Vetnor and Margate along the boardwalk. Turn off the boardwalk onto road and run appromimatly 1.5 until turnaround and then run 1.5 miles back to boardwalk. Remaining run on boardwalk is about the same distance as a 5K. Finish line is at Boardwalk Hall.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-10-20 8:19 AM

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