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P. F. Chang's Rock 'N' Roll Arizona Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Phoenix, Arizona
United States
Elite Racing Inc.
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 37m 47s
Overall Rank = 558/29000
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 69/1164
Event warmup:

Ran from where my mom dropped me off to the start, about 1 mile.
  • 1h 37m 47s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 28s  min/mile

I did better than I expected with not running the last 4 weeks and having a bad knee. I just prayed and prayed Saturday night that my knee would not hurt. Sunday arriving to the race was really cool to see so many people. I was in the first corral so it was great to start in front. I started in the back of everyone in the first corral and took it easy the first few miles just to settle in. Then I picked it up on the 4th mile and started running a little faster. I was feeling great and running with the guy holding a 1:35 PACE sign. That was my original goal before I injured my knee, so I though I would try to keep up with him. I was able to run with him for 9 miles, but then I just ran out of energy. The rest of the race was just a struggle to keep running. I had no more energy and a huge blister on the bottom of my right foot. I think I felt it pop at mile 11. So not it burned pretty good, but that was not holding me back at all. My legs just didn't have nothing left. The farthest I have ever ran in my life is only 10 miles and I only did that a couple times. So I guess I shouldn't be too suprised that I ran out of energy. I think my legs may have been tired from the mountain bike race the day before also. Anyways, I finished in 1:37:55 and 69th out of 1164 in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

I would not let my kneee get injured.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked real slow to the car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My fitness.

Event comments:

This was an amazing race!

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Last updated: 2008-09-23 12:00 AM
01:37:47 | 13.1 miles | 07m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/1164
Overall: 0/29000
Performance: Average
Mile 1: 6:58 Mile 2: 7:14 Mile 3: 7:20 Mile 4: 7:19 Mile 5: 7:21 Mile 6: 7:17 Mile 7: 7:20 Mile 8: 7:10 Mile 9: 7:18 Mile 10: 7:34 Mile 11: 8:06 Mile 12: 7:54 Mile 13: 8:12
Course: The course was mainly flat with slight up grades toward the end.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-01-28 4:31 PM

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Subject: P. F. Chang's Rock 'N' Roll Arizona Half Marathon

2009-01-29 11:33 AM
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Subject: RE: P. F. Chang's Rock 'N' Roll Arizona Half Marathon
Congrats. . nice race. 
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