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Southern Calfornia Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Irvine, California
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 30m 35s
Overall Rank = 113/
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 13/
Pre-race routine:

Shower, Oatmeal with Bananas and Honey. OJ.
Note, I did take my vitamins before my oatmeal and that upset my stomach.
Took a caffeine pill.
Event warmup:

10 minutes on CT then stretch
1.30 Mile Run warm-up.
  • 50 miles and then stretch
  • 4x10-15 sec build sprint to 6:30
    • 1h 30m 35s
    • 13.1 miles
    • 06m 55s  min/mile

    Run course was flat with a gradual downhill on way out and some gradual hills on the way back.
    Plan was to run first two miles at 7:05-7:10. Ran first mile at 7:05 (yea) but second was 6:50 but was slightly downhill. Of course, pace seemed easy at first but was hard at the end.
    This time was a PR (last year 1:33:10 so I was pleased. I was in the middle of my Run training to do a sub 1:30 in mid February but that course is hilly so this should be my best time for the year.

    Best part was running with my friends. Ran into Ron S. and we decided to run together. Also ran into Wes Hale who ran with us as well. Also good to have friends at a race. My friend David Arroner ran a great 1:28 on only one good leg. Missed my Coach and mentor Lar Dog who did the smart thing and did not run due to an achilles injury.
    Only got in three sips of water during the race.
    What would you do differently?:

    I would try and do a better job of negative splitting. I ran pretty consistent with staying right at 6:55 for almost the entire time from mile 5 on. I did not carry any nutrition this year and I hate stopping at the Aid Stations so might go back to carrying a Fuel Belt.
    Post race
    Warm down:

    Talked to family and friends and tried to keep walking,
    Drank a bottle of my Infinit Recovery mixed with EAS Protein. Stacy brought it for me.
    Stretched when I got to my car and then soaked in the pool for 15 minutes.

    What limited your ability to perform faster:

    Muscle Endurance. If I was further along in my run training. I need more Tempo and Speed work.

    Event comments:

    Race is offered a great cost and it is well organized. They have great food afterwards. Well done.

    Last updated: 2010-01-09 12:00 AM
    01:30:35 | 13.1 miles | 06m 55s  min/mile
    Age Group: 13/
    Overall: 113/
    Performance: Good
    Mile 1 - 7:05 Mile 2 - 6:50 Mile 3 - 6:50 Mile 4 - 7:04 Mile 5 - 6:47 Mile 6 - 6:58 Mile 7 - 6:51 Mile 8 - 6:55 Mile 9 - 6:53 Mile 10 - 6:55 Mile 11 - 6:57 Mile 12 - 6:56 Mile 13 - 6:47
    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: Good
    Race evaluation [1-5] 5

    2010-01-09 6:57 PM

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