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Louisville Half-Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Louisville, Kentucky
United States
Cherokee Road Runners
50F / 10C
Total Time = 2h 11m 54s
Overall Rank = 401/625
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 29/39
Pre-race routine:

I had one hammer jel, a couple oatmeal bars, and a half a coke. A little background I had planned to do the full marathon but the whole family picked up a wicked virus about six weeks before. So I missed a week and a half of runs including two long runs. I decided to just do the half, two weeks before I caught a bad chest cold I was on antibiotics till the Wednesday before the race, man I can't get a break.
Event warmup:

The race started at the water tower, it was cold about 39*, since I work at the water co. I went inside the pump station to stay warm until about 5 minutes before the race.
  • 2h 11m 54s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 04s  min/mile

I felt real good on race day, I carried three jels with me and drank water at every stop. I started out at my usual 10min./pace I figured I would stay at that pace and keep my HR in the high 160's. The course is very flat I basically cruised the whole race, I thought I would struggle because of my cold, but it was not a real factor at all. I missed one water stop towards the end and that caused me to fade some. All and all a good race considering.
What would you do differently?:

This is only my second race ever the first being the spring derby marathon. So I really feel I'm starting to learn more about the race day ins and outs, this race was a real confidence booster. I can't wait for more.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate a couple a bananas and drank some water. Walked around some and headed home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not get sick twice in six weeks. Drink a little more, and not miss training runs.

Event comments:

This is a very good race for first time marathoners, and halfs. Very flat and fast.

Last updated: 2008-10-27 12:00 AM
02:11:54 | 13.1 miles | 10m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/39
Overall: 401/625
Performance: Good
avg. HR 165, max. HR 174
Course: Flat along the river.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 5

2008-10-27 3:35 PM

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Louisville KY
Subject: Louisville Half-Marathon

2008-10-29 6:24 AM
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Subject: RE: Louisville Half-Marathon
Congrats on another great race! Two big races in one season is a big deal, and I'm looking forward to watching you continue to progress. Enjoy some down time!
2008-10-29 10:11 AM
in reply to: #1768487

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Subject: RE: Louisville Half-Marathon
Way to go Tim, that's awesome.  Way to rebound from all the illness going around.  That's tough to get in the workouts.  Look forward to seeing what it next.
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