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Seattle, Washington
United States
Seattle Marathon Organization
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 53m 59s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:30am. Bowl of granola w/soy milk, cuppa coffee, out the door to pick up friend at 6:05am. Arrived and parked with plenty of time to hang out in the car, then a trip to the porta potties, then off to the race!
Event warmup:

None -- took the first mile out on the slower side and built from there.
  • 1h 53m 59s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 42s  min/mile

Was aiming for a 1:55, wanted to take it out right where I did and build on that. Wanted to push the hills (usually I get passed big-time) and wanted to finish w/o leaving anything out on the course. I did both of those, so mission accomplished!
What would you do differently?:

Not much -- everything came together like I wanted it to.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to the refreshments, downed a bottle of fancy water and two chocolate milks. Walked around a bit then went back to watch for my friend to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Love doing this race (this was my 3rd, and my fastest by 10 minutes -- usually I don't train well and run it as an after-thought). This year I trained with some focus (but not obsessively) and was pleased with the outcome. Best weather I have ever experienced. Fun race!

Last updated: 2008-11-12 12:00 AM
01:53:59 | 13.1 miles | 08m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Mile Splits: 1: 9:15 2: 8:38 (17:54) 3: 8:43 (26:38) [5K: 27:30] 4-5: 17:35 (44:14) 6:8:25 (52:39) 7: 8:44 (1:01:23) 8: 9:29 (1:10:53) 9: 8:31 (1:19:25) 10: 8:31 (1:27:56) 11: 8:28 (1:36:25) 12: 8:25 (1:44:50) 13.1: 9:09 (1:53:59)
Course: Downtown Seattle, some good hills sprinkled throughout the 2nd half.
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

2008-11-30 5:40 PM

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Subject: Seattle Marathon - Half Marathon

2008-12-01 10:13 PM
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Twin Cities, MN
Subject: RE: Seattle Marathon - Half Marathon
Congrats! Nice job and you beat your goal! It was a beautiful day and it sounds like you had a beautiful race!
2008-12-04 10:33 AM
in reply to: #1831223

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Olympia, WA
Subject: RE: Seattle Marathon - Half Marathon
Great job! You were right ahead of me, I came in at 2:02. :-)
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