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Niagara Falls International Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 45m 14s
Overall Rank = 227/1457
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 24/93
Pre-race routine:

I ate a small breakfast (2 slices of toast w/ peanut butter and a small glass of OJ).
Event warmup:

I got to the start about one hour before the start of the race. I walked, stretched, ran to while listening to my iPod to warm-up.
  • 1h 45m 14s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile

Before the start of the race I saw a "race rabbit" with 1:45 on his ears. I figured I would stay with him to meet my goal. What I didn't know is he was using a race 10 walk 1 system. Therefore, he was running a 7:30 pace. I stayed with him until about mile 9 and then I decided to stick to a steady 8:00 pace. I fell off my pace a bit at the end and had to sprint to the finish to get my 1:45.
What would you do differently?:

I am not sure I would have used the "race rabbit" but in hindsight I guess it did give me some speed work.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to stick with a realistic plan.

Last updated: 2008-10-13 12:00 AM
01:45:14 | 13.1 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/93
Overall: 227/1457
Performance: Average
Course: The course was very flat with a downhill at the end. All the roads were closed to traffic.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2008-10-26 4:08 PM

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