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Preferred Care Rochester Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Rochester, New York
United States
Arthritis Foundation
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 44m 15s
Overall Rank = 216/1716
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 24/101
Pre-race routine:

Alarm was set for 5:30am, I woke up at 5:00am, just stayed in bed until about 5:25am and then got up. Got dressed, had bowl of cereal, finished getting things together, grabbed a bottle of water and headed to the race. Arrived shortly after 6am, got chip and waited around until the start.
Event warmup:

None. Used the first couple of miles as my warm-up.
  • 1h 44m 15s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile

Was looking to do better than a 1:45 time, race starts out going uphill so I didn't want to rush it, did first mile in just over 8:00, tried to relax and run my race, didn't want to worry about anyone else. Went by feel more than anything else, didn't want to push too hard up hill and didn't want to go too easy downhill.

Chip Time: 1:44:03
Male Rank: 166 / 747
What would you do differently?:

Lose about 10-20 lbs. Executed race as I had planned, tried to stay just under 8:00 per mile, started to pick up the pace a bit once I passed the 10 mile mark, though I didn't push extremely hard as the sun was starting to beat down, though temp was still fairly cool, things were starting to feel warm. I could feel the legs getting tired and tried to maintain or pick up the pace slightly.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, stretched, went to truck to get phone and call Ryan. Drank some water and a chocolate mile, ate a bagel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight and perhaps lack of speed work. Missing about 10 days of training about 3-4 weeks ago didn't help either.

Event comments:

This was my first Half Marathon and the largest race (in number of runners) that I have done. I didn't have any trouble with traffic, I was able to run my pace and not be in the way of anyone else nor have anyone in my way. I really enjoyed it and look forward to running the full marathon in Miami on January 31, 2010.

Last updated: 2009-01-20 12:00 AM
01:44:15 | 13.1 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/101
Overall: 0/1716
Performance: Good
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 08m 04s 1.00 miles 08m 04s /mile 148 161 2 07m 31s 1.00 miles 07m 31s /mile 162 164 3 07m 40s 1.00 miles 07m 40s /mile 160 164 4 08m 00s 1.00 miles 08m 00s /mile 164 171 5 08m 11s 1.00 miles 08m 11s /mile 163 169 6 07m 56s 1.00 miles 07m 56s /mile 163 170 7 08m 02s 1.00 miles 08m 02s /mile 166 170 8 08m 01s 1.00 miles 08m 01s /mile 168 171 9 07m 55s 1.00 miles 07m 55s /mile 170 173 10 07m 58s 1.00 miles 07m 58s /mile 171 177 11 08m 00s 1.00 miles 08m 00s /mile 173 176 12 08m 00s 1.00 miles 08m 00s /mile 176 181 13 07m 55s 1.00 miles 07m 55s /mile 179 182 14 01m 05s 0.16 miles 06m 52s /mile 184 188
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-09-13 7:16 PM

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West Henrietta, NY
Subject: Preferred Care Rochester Half Marathon

2009-09-14 10:24 PM
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Subject: RE: Preferred Care Rochester Half Marathon
Ouch nice time.  Way to hit your goal. 
2009-09-15 4:23 AM
in reply to: #2403826

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Canandaigua NY
Subject: RE: Preferred Care Rochester Half Marathon

Congrats on hitting your goal time!! Nice job!

I thought the course was set up to handle the number of racers pretty well.  Never really felt that people were in the way!

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