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Scottsdale, Arizona
United States
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50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 35m 36s
Overall Rank = 67/473
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 12/74
Pre-race routine:

Alarm set for 4:30. Two Christmas parties the night before may not have been a great idea. I shouldn't blame the great parties but my lack of will power with food and drink. Starting the day with a headache but manageable. Had a toast with peanut butter and banana.
Event warmup:

Kim wanted to do a 5 mile pre-run with her run club to get in 18 miles for the day. I went to check in for our bib numbers and stayed warm in the car.
  • 1h 35m 36s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 18s  min/mile

The run went as I was hoping. I wanted to pace this race at a 7:15/mile. I used the virtual partner for the first time and kept a slight negative split. It doesn't help when the watch announces that I'm done a quarter mile away.

Very happy since I was able to drop 23 min. off my PR from last year.
What would you do differently?:

Still working on my required amount of water intake and tried a half a GU packet.
Post race
Warm down:

Pancakes, Yum!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I wasn't trying to go faster but stay the pace I planned.

Event comments:

Good to see Chad & Josh after the race.

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Last updated: 2008-10-27 12:00 AM
01:35:36 | 13.1 miles | 07m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/74
Overall: 67/473
Performance: Good
Watch Data Avg: 162 Max: 167 Time: 1:34:31 Avg Pace: 7.12/mile
Course: My Garmin says it was 13.3 and I saw a few other people that said it was a bit long.
Keeping cool Average 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

2008-12-14 5:32 PM

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Subject: Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon

2008-12-14 11:43 PM
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Maricopa, AZ
Subject: RE: Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon
Awesome race! That is very impressive. My goal for PF Chang's was going to be 1:40. It looks like I am going to have to up that a little faster if I want to keep up with you. NICE RUN!
2008-12-15 2:41 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Subject: RE: Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon
Great race Dean! Super fast pace especially after two Christmas parties.
2008-12-15 2:52 PM
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Goodyear, AZ
Subject: RE: Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon

Well done! That is a lot to take off your PR- you are super fast!


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