General Discussion Race Reports! » Hyannis Half Marathon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Hyannis Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Hyannis, Massachusetts
United States
B.A. Event Promotions
40F / 4C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 23m 35s
Overall Rank = 1820/2044
Age Group = F30-39
Age Group Rank = 286/330
Pre-race routine:

I woke up EARLY, around 5:00. Got up, made coffee and had a peanut butter sandwich. I called to check on my daughter who was pretty sick with a major ear infection. She was not doing well so I debated weather or not to even race. But, in the end, it didn't make sense not too. So, I drove over to the race site and froze my rear off for a bit. Met up with KOM and family and then with other BTers.
Event warmup:

Not much here. Walked around and tried to stay warm.
Run
  • 2h 23m 35s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 58s  min/mile
Comments:

I lined up around the 11-12 minute mile pace. I ideally wanted to be faster but was being realistic too. Since I was pretty sick the week before and still coughing up a lung, I didn't think my goal of 2:20 was going to be attainable. So, I just thought I'd shoot for having a good time. The gun goes off and it takes forever to cross the timing mats.

The first few miles of a race are always a struggle just to get through all the people who don't line up properly or the people that just abruptly start walking. Part of the fun I suppose yikes, those first few miles were CROWDED! I had decided to leave my Garmin at home so I was just running along in solitude (no ipod) and enjoying the day. As worried as I was about the weather, it was close to perfect out there. The scenery was really pretty too. We came upon mile 3 and I took my first GU. My plan was GU at 3,6,9,12. I brought my water bottle too so I could blow through the aide stations. Worked like a charm! Running along the shore was fabulous. I picked out my summer house and enjoyed the views. I was feeling pretty good until around mile 7 or 8 and that is when it started to feel like someone was sitting on my chest. I just couldn't seem to get enough air. I thought about walking and using my inhaler but I didn't want my pace to drop off. Stupid I know but oh well. I sucked it up and kept running. About that time I saw BTer Scott run by. I caught up to him and we ran together for a bit. That helped me out a ton! After we parted ways, I got my second wind. I took my third GU and came upon mile 10. I told myself to HTFU and pick it up for the last 5k. I did and passed a TON of people. I felt the best I had all day. Came up on the last hill and sprinted to the finish. Felt good to be done! I checked my watch and came in at 2:23:35.

I am disappointed that I missed 2:20 but felt that I ran the best I could on that day.
What would you do differently?:

Wear my Garmin. I think if I had it on, I would have made 2:20 but I might have lost a lung. Fair trade, no? Still a PR by around 6 minutes. I'll take it!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for a little bit and headed back to the hotel to shower.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My crappy lungs. I just couldn't as much air as I would have liked.




Last updated: 2008-12-18 12:00 AM
Running
02:23:35 | 13.1 miles | 10m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 286/330
Overall: 1820/2044
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

{postbutton}
2009-02-24 4:51 AM

User image

Elite
4372
200020001001001002525
Connecticut
Subject: Hyannis Half Marathon


2009-02-24 6:49 AM
in reply to: #1978519

Uxbridge
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
Considering all the sickness you had been through the week before, it was nice race time! WTG in the midst of adversity!!Nice meeting you, hopefully we will get together again soon!
2009-02-24 6:50 AM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Expert
844
50010010010025
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
Nice job Erica! You did really well!
2009-02-24 6:59 AM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Champion
19812
50005000500020002000500100100100
MA
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
Great job, excellent PB and way to finish strong!
2009-02-24 7:03 AM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Master
1619
1000500100
Hingham, Ma
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
Great job.  Sorry I missed you guys on Sat night.  I hope your kids are feeling better.  Congrats on the PB.
2009-02-24 7:18 AM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Pro
4612
20002000500100
MA
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon

Congrats on the PR!  And you had been sick, too. 

 



2009-02-24 10:34 AM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Extreme Veteran
378
100100100252525
Warwick, Rhode Island
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon

Freaking AWESOME Erica!! Nice job pushing it through.

70.3 is calling your name!!

2009-02-24 11:10 AM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Expert
687
500100252525
Cambridge, MA
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon

Nice work!!  Congrats on the PB!  Even though you thought you might've pushed harder, that was a lot of time shaved off there and amazing with the week you had and the worry about your daughter... and that probably means you'll have another mean PB under your belt next time out!

Glad to meet you Sat night - that was fun and hope to see you again at future events (with better circumstances for both of us!)

2009-02-24 2:53 PM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Elite
2998
2000500100100100100252525
Fishers, Indiana
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
A 6 min PR is HUGE even if you didn't meet you other goal...and don't forget the coughing up a lung piece!! For all the craziness and NE weather and being sick beforehand, you did EXCELLENT! Congrats...if anything, knowing that you snagged such a great PR on the back of not being healthy, you should have some newfound motivation for the next ones that you do! That PR is in site, you can do it! Congrats on a great race!
2009-02-24 3:58 PM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Champion
34263
500050005000500050005000200020001001002525
Chicago
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
Wow a PR! Nice work out there lady! And great sharing a brew and some Mac 'n Cheese with you Saturday night.
2009-02-24 8:11 PM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Champion
10742
5000500050010010025
Ames, IA
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
Wow, Erica!  Heckuva a PR!  Your next half mary better watch out


2009-02-24 8:23 PM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Expert
1074
10002525
Madison, MS
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon

Wow! A 6 minute PR that's awesome. Especially given the tough time you had getting there. Congrats on a race well done.

And the ones where you enjoy the journey are always the best.

2009-02-25 9:11 AM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Master
2146
200010025
East Side of the Bay
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
So you just buried the info about the PR in your Race Report. That should have been your lead there girl. Congrats on a really hard race both mentally and physically for you.  You are one tough girl.
2009-02-25 2:35 PM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

TinkerBeth
23096
500050005000500020001000252525
Liverpool, New York
Gold member
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon

A PR!!!

most excellent!  Great job Erica!

2009-02-25 8:48 PM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Elite
2423
2000100100100100
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
A PR is a PR, nice race. Nice to see you pushed at the end of the race.
2009-02-27 6:00 AM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Pro
4528
2000200050025
Norwalk, Connecticut
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
Great Job Erica!!!  Meeting Bt'ers is always fun!! Way to perservere under tough circumstances!!!


2009-02-27 9:01 AM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Extreme Veteran
557
5002525
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
Great job!!! When is your next half?
2009-02-28 2:48 PM
in reply to: #1978519

User image

Extreme Veteran
470
1001001001002525
Horsham, PA
Subject: RE: Hyannis Half Marathon
Congratulations Erica!  Great job on the PR!  I can't wait to run with you at the Lehigh 1/2 marathon!
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » Hyannis Half Marathon Rss Feed