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Hyannis, Massachusetts
United States
B.A. Event Promotions
40F / 4C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 57m 21s
Overall Rank = 930/2044
Age Group = F30-39
Age Group Rank = 120/330
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 7:15 to make the 1-hour drive from Provincetown to Hyannis. I grabbed a tiny coffee to drink in the car and had 3 mini bagels and some water. There was a BT meet up for a group photo, but I somehow managed to miss it. I only saw Scott and D.K. Bummer.
Event warmup:

Waiting in line for the ladies room for 30 minutes gave me some time to stretch. That's about it.
Run
  • 1h 57m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 58s  min/mile
Comments:

The start wasn't as crowded as I expected and I easily settled into my goal pace of just around 9:00/mile. I was running this as a training run for IMNO 70.3 and have had PF and ITB issues so I was a bit nervous. But luckily all was good. I had some minor knee pain, no biggie.

I ran the entire race with mr2tony (Tony) which made the time go by so quickly. It was seriously the quickest half marathon I've ever done in terms of the time passing by. The course was really beautiful. You can't beat having water views and salt air, even if it is the middle of winter. There were just enough hills, mostly gradual ones, to make it challenging, but not overly difficult. The only rough part was a stretch along Highway 28 where we had to basically run on the shoulder of the road, but it wasn't so bad.

There were 3 races - a 10K, half marathon and marathon - all being run at the same time. We split from the 10K runners early on, but the marathon runners were doing 2 loops. It was really fun to see people doing their first marathon with these huge cheering sections along the course. I was definitely feeling bad for them though when the rain started and the temps dropped.

Even though we literally crossed the finish line at the same time, Tony somehow managed to beat me by one second. So unfair. :(
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I was tempted to run a little faster, and had a few faster miles, but backed it off and in the end, it felt just right.
Post race
Warm down:

I ran into the hotel to avoid freezing, drank a bottle of water and jogged to the car. I changed into warm clothes and we went straight to the BT lunch/beer meet-up spot. We were the first to arrive. I had some soup, a massive salad later, 2 beers and the best chocolate dessert thingy I've ever had. I sat next to KathyG and had such a great time talking to her. We had a table of 15+. It was a great way to end a race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Having an HIM in one month, the threat of PF/ITB issues.

Event comments:

This was an incredibly well run race. Nice little expo, organized start, beautiful course and tons of volunteers. Plus the finishers medal was shaped like a starfish. Does it get any better?




Last updated: 2008-12-14 12:00 AM
Running
01:57:21 | 13.1 miles | 08m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 120/330
Overall: 930/2044
Performance: Good
Course: Beautiful and scenic course through Hyannis and along the water. A couple miles of hills and one narrow stretch along a highway. Finish on a hill (thanks RD).
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2009-02-25 11:12 AM

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2009-02-25 1:09 PM
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You must be waiting in line for the ladies room when we took the group photo. 

Great job at the 1/2 M.  And good luck at IMNO. 

2009-02-25 1:23 PM
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GREAT RUN! I hate running in the cold but you did great! Was that a PR for you?!
2009-02-25 2:08 PM
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Tony is a dbag like that.

 

2009-02-25 2:33 PM
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Sounds like you had a great time and things went according to plan!

a little nicer weather than in January also

2009-02-25 5:28 PM
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Nice race report. Glad everything went smoothly for you. This should be an annual BT event!


2009-02-25 5:44 PM
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Awesome run!!  I need to look for another race in the northern parts of the world to meet up with more BT'ers
2009-02-25 6:34 PM
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Great race!

It was great chatting with you after the race. 

Have a great time training and lucky you doing a 70.3 next month!

2009-02-25 10:48 PM
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Sweetcorn - 2009-02-25 2:23 PM GREAT RUN! I hate running in the cold but you did great! Was that a PR for you?!

No, I set my PR last summer in the NYC Half Marathon, 1:52:33. I haven't had a chance to actually race a half mary since to challenge it, hopefully this spring!

2009-02-26 9:01 AM
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Congrats for having the discipline to use this 1/2 mary as a training run and not racing it.  I have to learn how to do that

Glad to hear the ITBS and PF stayed away. 

2009-02-26 9:08 AM
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Great Job K, glad you had a great time!!!


2009-02-27 5:29 AM
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Nice run Kristin!
2009-02-28 8:02 AM
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That little dbag wouldn't run with me at the Madison 1/2 last year.  

You've been quite consistent with those sub-two's!

Waytago, K!

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