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Sedona Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Sedona, Arizona
United States
Four Winds Adventure
57F / 14C
Total Time = 1h 37m 49s
Overall Rank = 21/554
Age Group = 35-40
Age Group Rank = 4/35
Pre-race routine:

Got to Sedona Friday night and had dinner with Jerry and his family. Thanks again for the invitation. It was nice to relax a little bit with good company since we had been so busy lately. I haven't done any racing or serious training since IMAZ so my expectations were low for this race. At first my plan was to do the full marathon but my knee hasn't been cooperating and I'm more concerned about St. George coming up so I backed down to the half.
Event warmup:

A good part of this race was to be staying at our room about 200 yards from the start line. Getting up and wondering down to the start to see Jerry start the marathon. The half lined up 15 minutes later.
  • 1h 37m 49s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 28s  min/mile

I didn't know what to expect from this race due to the lack of training and the amount of climbing involved. Overall there was 1,100 feet of climbing. I haven't raced or really trained on hills so it was a different experience. The race starts screaming down hill with a short steep uphill climb. The rest of the race just rolled along and I just tried to manage my pace until my watch locked up at the turn around. I didn't really know how to pace the rest the race but it must have worked because I ended up with a negative split. The course was gorgeous and wish I could have enjoyed more of it but was to busy panting and focusing on not passing out.
What would you do differently?:

Charge my Garmin before the race.
Post race
Warm down:

It was Kim's planned long ride day so I quickly changed into some cycling gear and escorted her on a 4 hour ride. The weather held out which called for rain but ended up being fantastic all day.

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Last updated: 2010-02-05 12:00 AM
01:37:49 | 13.1 miles | 07m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/35
Overall: 21/554
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly but beautiful.
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

2010-02-07 7:55 PM

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Subject: Sedona Half Marathon

2010-02-07 9:46 PM
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Goodyear, AZ
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Super job Dean! I think you are in way better shape than you give yourself credit for. Thta is an amazing time, and on such a hilly course! A great start to the build towards St George! Well done

2010-02-07 9:49 PM
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Mesa, AZ
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WOW Dean! As usual you impress the heck out of us! GREAT JOB!!!
2010-02-08 5:13 AM
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Sub 1:40 Half Mary is great!!! Congrats...
2010-02-08 7:55 AM
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Minneapolis, MN
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Congrats on a great race. You are right, the Sedona half marathon and marathon course is beautiful!
2010-02-08 10:33 AM
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Great time Dean. I'm impressed. Looks like you have your running legs back.

2010-02-08 10:47 AM
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Phoenix, AZ
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Great race, Deano! Sounds like a great course.
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