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Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Elite Racing
Total Time = 1h 55m 53s
Overall Rank = 2718/15792
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 295/985
  • 1h 55m 53s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 51s  min/mile

I settled into a very comfortable 8:40 pace and felt great the first 10 miles. It was hot and I drank a cup of sports drink and a cup of water and dumped a cup of water on my head at every aid station. At mile 11 my stomach started cramping. I tried to run through it and gut it out, but at mile 13 it hurt too much and I had to slow down quite a bit. It was demoralizing to have the finish line in site and have to walk for a few moments.
Post race
Warm down:

I enjoyed the post race beer on the beach.

Event comments:

This is a very well organized race. Lot's of local support at aid stations and the bands along the way are fun. This is a pancake flat course, but the large number of participants makes for an extremely crowded course. You can't complain about a race that ends on a beach with beer.

Last updated: 2009-09-07 12:00 AM
01:55:53 | 13.1 miles | 08m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 295/985
Overall: 2718/15792
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-09-07 11:02 AM

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Northern VA
Subject: Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

2009-09-07 12:53 PM
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Herndon VA
Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
Hey Bill,

Nice race!  Beach and Beer sounds like a good combo.

2009-09-11 8:49 AM
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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Nice job, Bill! Sorry about the GI problems. I may look into running this one next year.

2009-09-11 1:13 PM
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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
Good job Bill.  Now get those fancy vibrams on and run some more!
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