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The Capital City Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Columbus, Ohio
United States
John Bingham Racing, LLC.
Total Time = 1h 57m 35s
Overall Rank = 1416/4221
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 176/319
Pre-race routine:

Ate some Kashi and an english muffin. Drank some coffee.
Alice (ahohl) and I picked up Jeremy and Judith and drove to the start line.
Event warmup:

Light stretching in the start shoot.
  • 1h 57m 35s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile

I had planned to do a run/walk for this race for a few reasons, I didn't want to kill myself as this is a B or C race and I wanted to practice arun/walk for my IM. I learned I have no self control. I ran the whole thing save for a quick potty stop.
Alice told me she did not want me to run with her, she wanted to do her own thing. Once we started I let her get about 8-10 feet in front of me and followed her until about mile 4, where I lost sight of her. I cruised for a while after that. I hit the john somewhere around mile 6-7, not because I needed to but because as I was running by someone popped out of the porti-john and there was no line. So I figured, why not?
At mile 8 they were handing out jells. I grabbed the first one I saw. It was an orange flavor. Nope, I don't do the fruit flavored jells. I grabbed another, chocolate, mmmmmmm. I held the orange jell high up above my head and asked if anyone wanted it. No takers. Once I turned my attention to the chocolate jell I realized it was leaking all over my hands. Since I had no idea who opened it both jells went on the next garbage can I saw. Then I took some water and washed my hands. What a waste of time the whole jell incident was.

At mile I crossed mile 10 at 1:30:15, roughly, and still felt really good. I decided to see if could catch Alice, somewhere in front of me. I dropped the hammer. I never did catch her but I finished the last 5k in about 27:20.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I set a PR by 2:16 without trying.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit waiting for Jeremy and Judith to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being a slow runner.

Event comments:

I enjoyed this one. The weatherman was calling for rain yeasterday but it was a really beautiful day for a foot race. Slightly overcast and cool. We didn't get a drop of rain all weekend.

Last updated: 2009-02-25 12:00 AM
01:57:35 | 13.1 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 176/319
Overall: 1416/4221
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat. No real hills of note. The last mile had a few good downhills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2009-05-04 6:48 AM

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Subject: The Capital City Half Marathon

2009-05-04 8:16 PM
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Chapel Hill, NC
Subject: RE: The Capital City Half Marathon
wow, great pace for not even trying - i am jealous! Nobody wanted that orange jell because brown ooze was dripping down your hand (and might i add that you had just stepped out of the porto potty). LOL!
2009-05-05 12:56 PM
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the colony texas
Subject: RE: The Capital City Half Marathon
nice run.. breaking 2hrs when you wanted to take it easy ... good job.

this race should be called the "gel Incident" though
2009-05-05 9:27 PM
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Subject: RE: The Capital City Half Marathon
Two PRs already this season!  That's great that you weren't even trying and PRed.  Awesome...
2009-05-06 9:15 AM
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Granvile, Ohio
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Subject: RE: The Capital City Half Marathon
Sub 2 hours with a potty break and no major effort. 

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