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Suntrust Richmond Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Richmond, Virginia
United States
60sF / 0C
Total Time = 2h 11m 56s
Overall Rank = 2648/5572
Age Group = 35-39F
Age Group Rank = 222/467
Pre-race routine:

Drove downtown. Got stuck in traffic. 2 Cliff MOJO bars and a Diet Pepsi...even though I've sworn off DP. Back to the body temple on Monday.
Event warmup:

Met up with Judi and Tinkerbeth. Smiled for pictures.
  • 2h 11m 56s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 04s  min/mile

Not a bad run, all things considered. Walked a little more than I'd like, but overall a respectable end to the season.
What would you do differently?:

My whole season. This was not a good year for me - although I rocked the 10K in March, things went downhill starting with the Mary in April. First I hurt my knee, then some family problems, then the DNF at the Oly tri, and then my heel started to hurt as I ramped up for the Half. I need to put this season behind me, heal up, and get ready to roll next year. But all in all, this wasn't a bad way to end the season.
Post race
Warm down:

Potato chips and mayonaise. Pizza. Drive home. Drink beers with the soccer moms. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heel pain. Bad mind space.

Event comments:

I love this race - set my Half PR here last year and will be back again. The event is well run and supported and the course is pretty. They changed it from last year to run through Bryan Park, which is gorgeous, although a little hillier than the neighborhood from last year.

Last updated: 2009-07-01 12:00 AM
02:11:56 | 13.1 miles | 10m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 222/467
Overall: 2648/5572
Performance: Good
10K time = 1:00:33 Avg HR - 162 Max HR - 186 9:54/9:27/9:30/9:41/9:58/10:06/10:05/10:22/10:17/10:40/10:38/10:30/9:52/0:54
Course: Down Broad, up Boulevard past the Diamond, out to Bryan Park, into the cute little neighborhood back there, and then back down town. 1 mile downhill to finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-11-16 10:35 AM

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Subject: Suntrust Richmond Half Marathon

2009-11-16 2:34 PM
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Winder, GA
Subject: RE: Suntrust Richmond Half Marathon
Good job!

And you should do some tri's next year - you have to get revenge on that Oly!
2009-11-16 2:48 PM
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Liverpool, New York
Subject: RE: Suntrust Richmond Half Marathon
Great job Kristen!  I know you've had a rough time but you perservered!

It was awesome to meet you!

2009-11-16 4:16 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Suntrust Richmond Half Marathon

Great job perservering in a tough race! 


I'm sure you will get me back next season

2009-11-16 4:26 PM
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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
Subject: RE: Suntrust Richmond Half Marathon
Great job, especially considering the whole season.  Next year will be better. 
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