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Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Healdsburg, California
United States
55F / 13C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 39m 18s
Overall Rank = 61/1400+
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/52
Pre-race routine:

We camped at Lake Sonoma, so got up at 4:45 and had a bagel, banana, and coffee. Drove to the finish line to catch a bus to the start.
Event warmup:

stretched and did some light jogging.
Run
  • 1h 39m 18s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile
Comments:

I had been battling a cold the previous week, but felt okay at the start. Ran the first 2 miles very conservatively (7:43 & 8:00), then fell into a good groove of ~7:30/mile. Still had quite a bit left at the end of the race, so could have pushed it a bit more. Still, this was a "fast training run" for me in preparation for the CIM marathon in December.

I paced a 50 year old buddy of mine who was running his first half marathon. He finished in 1:39:36 and took 3rd in his age group... not too shabby! I ended up 7 seconds out of a podium finish. Next year!
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Perhaps push a little more in the beginning, but I was happy with the effort.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate, walked, stretched, wine tasted, and then head back to SF.

Event comments:

Very nice inaugural event. Hope to make this a yearly outing.


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Last updated: 2008-10-03 12:00 AM
Running
01:39:18 | 13.1 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/52
Overall: 61/1400+
Performance: Good
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 07m 44s 1.00 miles 07m 44s /mile 158 166 2 08m 01s 1.00 miles 08m 01s /mile 167 175 3 07m 31s 1.00 miles 07m 31s /mile 169 176 4 07m 14s 1.00 miles 07m 14s /mile 167 173 5 07m 31s 1.00 miles 07m 31s /mile 170 178 6 07m 22s 1.00 miles 07m 22s /mile 171 175 7 07m 33s 1.00 miles 07m 33s /mile 171 177 8 07m 30s 1.00 miles 07m 30s /mile 171 177 9 07m 29s 1.00 miles 07m 29s /mile 172 177 10 07m 36s 1.00 miles 07m 36s /mile 171 175 11 07m 36s 1.00 miles 07m 36s /mile 172 176 12 07m 31s 1.00 miles 07m 31s /mile 172 177 13 07m 12s 1.00 miles 07m 12s /mile 175 179 14 01m 31s 0.24 miles 06m 27s /mile 179 181
Course: The course was 13.24miles.... rolling hills all the way.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2008-10-26 11:41 PM

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2008-10-27 4:02 AM
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Wow!! Fantastic race! Looks like you're bouncing back nicely. You're going to be awesome at CIM.
2008-10-27 11:31 AM
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Great job.  You're still a speedster.  Looks like your run is coming along quite nicely Laughing
2008-10-28 12:15 PM
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Great race!!!  Damn, maybe I should have you pace me   Congrats!
2008-10-29 11:44 PM
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Dang!  You're fricken fast!  Congrads for a strong race and for pacing your buddy.  My first half wold have been possible without the guy that was running with me!  Great job!
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