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Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nick Paulette
11C / 52F
Total Time = 2h 01m 17s
Overall Rank = 691/1569
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 68/101
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 5:30 am, had a shower and 2 cups of coffee. Ate 2 pieces of toast and PB. drank some water. Layered up for the ride to Assiniboine Park (18k) from our house. It was -9 when I left at 6:30 am
Event warmup:

Locked the bike up and had a nice little rest at a picnic table...changed into my shorts and shoes. Checked my pannier, seat and helmet into the dry clothes tent. Hit the washroom and chatted with some buddies.
  • 2h 01m 17s
  • 21.3 kms
  • 05m 41s  min/km

Started off a little quick and decided to "run" with it! Focused on keeping my breathing even and easy. Tried to keep the stride length short and increase my leg turn over. The first 10k I ran with a good BT buddy (gogglespizean) We keep a brisk pace over the 10k. Second 10k I thought I may want to slow it up a little...but my legs felt good and my breathing was in control so I figured I would just concentrate on staying relaxed and "run" with it! My Garmin told me that I have had a chance to break 2h and I let it out on the last 1.5k...I finished with no gas in the tank, I even had half ass effort of a sprint to the line!! Not a bad race at all.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

I walked around drank some water, visited the recovery tent and had a couple of pancakes, a 1/4 bagel and some yogurt....oh ya and 2 chocolate chip cookies! I kept drinking water and hit a porta-potty. Changed into the riding gear and rode home. (nice active recovery!)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing...I was mucho happy with my attitude and focus...I could have slowed, but I didn't!

Last updated: 2009-01-09 12:00 AM
02:01:17 | 21.3 kms | 05m 41s  min/km
Age Group: 68/101
Overall: 691/1569
Course: relatively flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-05-03 6:22 PM

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Subject: Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon

2009-05-03 6:34 PM
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Liverpool, New York
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Subject: RE: Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon
WTG Pal! 

2009-05-06 8:42 AM
in reply to: #2126979

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Subject: RE: Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon

Way to go!!!  Great race and nice report.  Really nice race and pace.


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