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Hyannis, Massachusetts
United States
B.A. Event Promotions
39F / 4C
Total Time = 2h 27m 57s
Overall Rank = 1883/2044
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 245/256
Pre-race routine:

We were going to stay over on Sat night, but with the anticipated forcast of snow or rain all morning, we decided that Sara and the kids would just stay home. So I cancelled the room and drove down Sunday morning. Not a bad ride to the cape with no traffic. Met up with Lisa, John, MAV & family, the G's (Kathy, Kevin and Emily), Mina and Jonah. Hung out in the lobby and then went up to Lisa and John's room to clean up after a gel exploded in my pocket. Then we went down to meet the rest of the gang and do our BT photo. I must say, we are one good looking group of athletes:)
Event warmup:

A couple of us did a short jog around the parking lot.
  • 2h 27m 57s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 17s  min/mile

The furthest I have ever run was 11 miles, 2 weeks ago. I knew that I wanted to keep a 10:30 pace for as long as I could. I was hoping this would be for the whole race. I also get pretty bored running, so whether she liked it or not, I decided that I was going to run with MAV. We are both at the same pace. We lined up in the 10min area with Kathy, Lisa, John and Max. The gun went off and it took 2 min to cross the starting line.

It was pretty crowded for the 1st 2 miles. Garmin shows we were averaging 9:50 miles, but it felt way slower than that. It was a blast running with MAV. She had her Garmin set to kms, so I was keeping her posted on a our pace and distance. It was good to keep my mind occupied. We saw Lisa, Mina, Max, Scott and Kathy at different points throughout the race. It's always great seeing friendly faces in the crowd. We were going a pretty good pace for the first half, which may have caught up to me in the end. I was feeling really good through 8 miles then my ankles and hips started to hurt. I don't know what it is. I am guessing it's part conditioning, part having flat feet, and part needed new shoes. Anyway, at mile 10 I told MAV to go on without me. I did the walk/run thing for the last 3 miles. It was starting to drizzle and get windy and I started getting cold, so I picked up my running the last 1.5. I had the course at 13.26, but the Garmin never seems to have the same measurements as the race distance.

What would you do differently?:

I would probably try to keep with my scheduled pace a bit more. I had a gel and some shot blocks and drank my gatorade, I probably could of had a better nutrition plan. We also walked through the aid stations, which isn't a good thing for me. I need to keep moving. As soon as I stop, it's hard to get moving again. These aren't excuses, just learning experiences for next time.

I also would have like to finish with MAV. Maybe at our first Marathon.
Post race
Warm down:

Crossed the finish line, sat down to remove my chip and tried not to scream like I was giving birth when I stood back up. Walked around to try and find the gang, but didn't see anyone and headed home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Considering this was exactly my 365th day since I began training, just finishing was a huge accomplishment. Of course you can always go faster and do things differently, but I am very happy with the outcome. A huge thank you to BT, especially the Mass BT gang, for the past year. It's hard to believe it was I little less than a year ago I met up with MAV on a cold and rainy day to get into 55 degree water for a practice swim and a 12 mile bike ride the week before my first race. You can't ask for a better community to be a part of. I couldn't have gotten this far without your support.

Event comments:

Race was very organized, lots of volunteers, crowds were great, expo looked good. The only issue I had was there was less water stations than I expected and the water tasted like they took it out of the ocean.

Last updated: 2008-11-17 12:00 AM
02:27:57 | 13.1 miles | 11m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/256
Overall: 0/2044
Performance: Good
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 10m 04s 1.00 miles 10m 04s /mile 165 180 2 09m 46s 1.00 miles 09m 46s /mile 166 171 3 10m 01s 1.00 miles 10m 01s /mile 169 176 4 10m 17s 1.00 miles 10m 17s /mile 171 179 5 10m 11s 1.00 miles 10m 11s /mile 167 179 6 11m 05s 1.00 miles 11m 05s /mile 169 180 7 10m 41s 1.00 miles 10m 41s /mile 165 174 8 10m 30s 1.00 miles 10m 30s /mile 166 174 9 10m 53s 1.00 miles 10m 53s /mile 165 177 10 11m 49s 1.00 miles 11m 49s /mile 161 173 11 13m 44s 1.00 miles 13m 44s /mile 141 162 12 12m 54s 1.00 miles 12m 54s /mile 147 163 13 12m 53s 1.00 miles 12m 53s /mile 150 163 14 03m 09s 0.29 miles 10m 59s /mile 145 163
Course: Beatiful rolling course through Hyannis and Craigsville beach.
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-02-24 9:44 AM

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Subject: Hyannis Half Marathon

2009-02-24 10:28 AM
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Hey Congrats on the 1 year accomplishment.  Miss you at the pre-race dinner. 


2009-02-24 12:27 PM
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Great race report Josh!. I could not have done it wothout you

You have come so far in such a short period of time. It does seem like yesterday we were swimming in the Hop in the frezzing cold.

Bring on the marathon!!!!! It would be fantastic to do it with you. Who knows, maybe Boston next year.

 Congrats on your first year and first half Mary!!!!

2009-02-24 5:40 PM
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What a great way to celebrate your one year training anniversary!  Congrats!  That water was nasty, wasn't it?
2009-02-24 8:25 PM
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WOW Quite a journey in year ONE...Congratulations on a chilly 1/2 to celebrte your inaugural year. great to have BT friends to make the trek along side you!
2009-02-24 10:01 PM
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Impressive way to celebrate a year!

2009 is going to be an amazing year for you. Yep MAV is a wonderful training partner, friend and motivational person.

2009-02-25 11:14 PM
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Nice run, and great way to celebrate all that you've accomplished throughout this year! 
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