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Hooker Oak Trail HOT Half - RunHalf Marathon

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Chico, California
United States
Chico Running Club
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 20m 6s
Overall Rank = 40/55
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 8/9
Pre-race routine:

Usual breakfast and coffee.
Event warmup:

Just some jogging around the parking lot, light stretching
  • 2h 20m 6s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 41s  min/mile

First half went pretty well. The second half I really struggled, especially from about mile 10 on. The downhills really started hammering my quads.
What would you do differently?:

Train a little bit. I've been averaging about 10 miles a week, which I can state definitively is not enough, to run this race well (very technical, very hilly 1/2 marathon)
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, stretched, ate, and then ate some more.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Tired and sore legs.

Event comments:

A great, well run race. They had the results up on the website within 4 hours after the race finished - Awesome job!!!

Last updated: 2009-10-04 12:00 AM
02:20:06 | 13.1 miles | 10m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/55
Performance: Below average
Mile 1 8'48" Mile 2 9'05" Mile 3 10'08" Mile 4 11'38" Mile 5 13'45" Mile 6 10'27" Mile 7 10'55" Mile 8 10'55" Mile 9 9'41" Mile 10 10'39" Mile 11 12'18" Mile 12 9'48" Mile 13 11'09" Mile 13.1 45".
Course: Starting at Hooker Oak Park, up middle trail, to end of road, back down Yahi trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-10-04 3:27 PM

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Durham, CA
Subject: Hooker Oak Trail HOT Half

2009-10-06 5:16 AM
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Chapel Hill, NC
Subject: RE: Hooker Oak Trail HOT Half
Nice job on a tough race course, sounds painful! Running downhills usually kill the back of my knees. (kneepits - is that even a word?).
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