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Get in Gear Inaugural Half-Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
Get in Gear, Inc.
43F / 6C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 50m 43s
Overall Rank = 221/807
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 42/96
Pre-race routine:

Had a big bowl of oatmeal, blueberries & milk. Went to go pick up some gels, but neither Cub or WAL*MART carry it. Picked up some SportsBeans instead. Eh. Drove up with Cindy and parked west of Minnehaha.
Event warmup:

Nothing. Got Cindy some safety pins. Put my sweats in the bag and left the bag at the bag drop-off.
Run
  • 1h 50m 43s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 27s  min/mile
Comments:

Haven't really trained for this, so didn't have big expectations. I knew I wasn't going to PR, but I felt pretty good.

Big venue. Over 10,000 people there, and they started the 10K and half marathon at about the same time. I waited until the gun start, and let people go by since it was chip timed. As soon as I saw people go by at about running pace, I joined in and that way I was running by the time I got to the timing mat.

Fairly flat and downhill until the turnaround. I started thinking at mile 4 that this was going to be a painful run back. Suprisingly I had a strong mile 7 (uphill 8:23 min/mi) & 9 (uphill 8:04). I think I took it TOO strong, because miles 10-12 I really slowed (8:35, 8:34, 8:47). HTHU at mile 13. Anyone can run a mile right? Had just a little left to pick up the pace the last 0.2 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a water, Pearson's Nut Roll, chocolate milk, banana, orange juice.

Stopped by McDonald's and got a double cheeseburger. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training.

Event comments:

Great spring race. Always seems to be cold, but IT DIDN'T RAIN! Will do this every year with my wife (she did the 10K).




Last updated: 2009-01-19 12:00 AM
Running
01:50:43 | 13.1 miles | 08m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 42/96
Overall: 221/807
Performance: Good
Mile 1 & 2 (8:39, 8:39), 3-8:07, 4-8:34, 5-8:12, 6-8:32, 7-8:23, 8-8:31, 9-8:04, 10-8:35, 11-8:34, 12-8:47, 13-8:23
Course: Fairly flat and downhill until the turnaround at mile 6.5.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2009-04-25 12:28 PM

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Subject: Get in Gear Inaugural Half-Marathon
IT DIDN'T RAIN!  And the sun even came out!

Edited by sparco 2009-04-25 12:29 PM


2009-04-25 12:49 PM
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Great job Sal.  Sounds like it was a good time.

2009-04-25 2:00 PM
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Nice job Sal - good to see you out there.  This course is really nice for a half.  Will probably keep doing it in future years.  We dodged the weather bullet

2009-04-25 2:09 PM
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Birkierunner - 2009-04-25 2:00 PM

Nice job Sal - good to see you out there.  This course is really nice for a half.  Will probably keep doing it in future years.  We dodged the weather bullet



Yes we did.  You had a great race.  I can always count on seeing you racing by me (in the other direction), well before I get to the turnaround!
2009-04-25 2:43 PM
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Nice job - and whadaya mean no rain...I would have thought you had to dodge snow. Seriously, good race!
2009-04-25 3:22 PM
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Nice job for not having trained   We totally lucked out, weather-wise.  I can't believe I didn't see you this year!  There were a ton of people.  I hope Cindy had a good race too.



Edited by BikerGrrrl 2009-04-25 3:22 PM


2009-04-25 3:25 PM
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Nice race, Sal.  Not bad at all.

2009-04-25 6:25 PM
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Great race! 

Are you sure you were undertrained for that?

2009-04-26 9:14 AM
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Great job!!  If I had times like that without training, I'd be pretty happy. 
2009-04-26 7:37 PM
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Awesome race Sal!!!!

it didn't rain and the sun came out.......you can't ask for more in Minnesota in April


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