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Philadelphia Distance Run - ING - RunHalf Marathon

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Total Time = 2h 39m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Slice of wheat bread with PB, small coffee, half a cliff bar.
Event warmup:

walk from the parking garage to the start
  • 2h 39m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 08s  min/mile

This race was just a bad idea. I have no business running a half mary 3 weeks after Ironman. Irregardless, I was there to support my sister. This was her big comeback race after giving birth in 2008. We ran together and she was a sport and waited for me. I felt pretty tired after mile 8 and was reduced to a run/walk effort. Around mile 10 I had major stomach issues which resulted in 2 stops to porta johns. Never recovered after that. I HTFU and ran to the finish. Just wasn't prepared or trained for this run. The longest run I had since IMKY was 3 miles. I didn't drink enough and had 2 gu's but they didn't sit right in my stomach.
My time last year was 2:20!
What would you do differently?:

Be a spectator!
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ironman...nuff said

Last updated: 2009-09-20 12:00 AM
02:39:00 | 13.1 miles | 12m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? No
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-09-20 5:36 PM

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Subject: Philadelphia Distance Run - ING

2009-09-20 5:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Philadelphia Distance Run - ING
You did great, all things considering! I am pretty sure most people out there are not attempting to run HM's 3 weeks after an IM.

What a great sis you are! And your sister did great too, she looked cool as a cucumber after her finish!
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