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Gold Coast Airport Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Gold Coast, Queensland
10C / 50F
Total Time = 1h 46m 57s
Overall Rank = 2279/6949
Age Group = M18-20
Age Group Rank = 31/63
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4am :( in the dark. Sunrise wasn't actually until after the race started.
Banana, yoghurt and muesli bar and coffee for breaky. Went to get the shuttle bus to rece precinct, arriving 5:30am.
Event warmup:

Had another coffee once there and got set up. Did some jogging and dynamic warm up at about 6am. Gel and water at 6:10 and went to line up.
  • 1h 46m 57s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 05m 04s  min/km

Took a toilet break at about 6km. I really had to go and was much better off afterwards. It only cost me about 2 minutes, and I made up for it over the next 4 or 5 k's.
Gel at 9km and 16.5km aid stations.
What would you do differently?:

Apart from trying to go to the toilet an extra time before start, probably nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Struggled through recovery and had some water and food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More long tempo runs and higher intensity training for longer duration. Also probably 1 more run that was longer than the race distance too would have helped.

Event comments:

Race started a bit late by my watch, but not by much. Volunteers and random supporters on the road were awesome.

Last updated: 2009-05-13 12:00 AM
01:46:57 | 21.1 kms | 05m 04s  min/km
Age Group: 31/63
Overall: 2279/6949
Performance: Good
5km = 25:44 avg hr 157 10km = 26:08 avg hr 160 15km = 25:24 avg hr 157 20km = 24:44 avg hr 161 21.1 = 4:59 avg hr 175 Overall avg hr - 160. Gun to line - 1:49:36 Line to line (which is what I count) - 1:46:57
Course: From Southport, north to Sovereign Island and turn around and come back. Flat with only 2 small rises.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-07-05 5:36 AM

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Brisbane, Australia
Subject: Gold Coast Airport Half Marathon

2009-07-17 10:18 AM
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Wesley Chapel, FL (Tampa Bay Area)
Subject: RE: Gold Coast Airport Half Marathon
Nice race report, thank you very much for sharing! I'm impressed with your time and I can totally relate to the long runs... Happy training, stay healthy and God's Speed!
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