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Leo Austin Memorial/Cats Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Pittsford, New York
United States
CATS Athletic Club
40F / 4C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 50m 25s
Overall Rank = 37/89
Age Group = M45-50
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate a banana, had a coffee. Thought about a design issue with integrating the inplace and rich text editors.

Drove to the race, registered.

Gotta love a race where registration is a card table on the side of the road.
Event warmup:

Sat in the van with Dud with the heater on.
Run
  • 1h 50m 25s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 26s  min/mile
Comments:

Started with Dud and we ended up running with my friend Jeremy for a lot of it. It was a bit chilly, but I'm glad I wore shorts. Even with the wind it got warm after a while.

Holy crap, this is a hilly course. Long stretches next to fields too, so the wind gets going pretty good. It's lots of fun, but it's no place for someone who doesn't like hills or wind.

A training run with Dud up until mile 12 or so, then I hit the gas with Jeremy. We paced each other, including up the last couple of hills from mile 12 to 13. OMG those hurt. Just brutal. At the 13 mile mark we started racing. I had him up until the last 20 yards or so, then he got JUST in front of me and I couldn't pull up. We were close enough that if it was chip timed I would have thrown my leg out. The last .1 mile was a 6'07" avg pace with a max of 4'21".

The finish line was a volunteer with their arm out.

I love small races.
What would you do differently?:

Nada. Fun race. I'll have to come back next year and see what I can really do on it.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat on a bumper and tried not to die from the sprint at the end.

Event comments:

It's a memorial race for someone who was very active in the Rochester running scene. Obviously something special for those putting it on.

Gotta love the small, no-production races like this that are done just for the love of the sport.




Last updated: 2009-04-04 12:00 AM
Running
01:50:25 | 13.1 miles | 08m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/89
Performance: Average
Course: <a href="http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/training/map.asp?routeid=85574">CATS Leo Austin Half Marathon</a>
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2009-04-11 9:17 PM

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2009-04-11 9:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Leo Austin Memorial/Cats Half Marathon
What a fun way to race with buddies in a race put on by folks who love running.

Hills and wind great conditions to make it a bit more challenging!

Great race Mike!
2009-04-12 9:00 AM
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Sounds like a fun time!!!
Great race and nice job picking it up hard to finish!!!
2009-04-12 10:36 AM
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Fanastic race!

Sounds like  fun no frills work your butt off kind of race too! 

2009-04-12 1:49 PM
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Yes we need K&k with us.  Good job and thanks for the coaching. 
2009-04-13 9:09 AM
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Good race Mike!  It was a good day for a long distance run. 


2009-04-14 3:31 AM
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YOUR love of running came through loud and clear with loving this small, no-frills race put on by other folks who just love it too

Congratulations!
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