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Germantown Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Germantown , Tennessee
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 56m 52s
Overall Rank = 348/1492
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 40/89
Pre-race routine:

Got up early and took a hot shower, got dressed and read paper, stayed loose. Checked the radar several times.
Event warmup:

A few short runs, tried to stay dry as best as possible.
  • 1h 56m 52s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 55s  min/mile

The run went well for me. My goal was to stay under 9:00 miles and tried to stay ahead of that pace. I wore my iPod during the race, which was the first time I have ever raced with it, was kinda nice. It was a cool day starting out, but by mile 2, the rainscold and wet sucks. came, good steady rains and continued the enire race. The temps then started to drop to the low 40s. After mile 7, we headed back to finish line and the rain was hitting us right in the face. I was soaked to the bone, which made it miserable to run in. I can deal with cold, and I can deal with wet, but
What would you do differently?:

More longer runs in training. I was able to stay under 9 minute miles up until mile 9, then I had touse the reserve time I had built up. Also need to find some rain gear to run in. Overall, my goal was to beat 2 hours, and I was able to achieve that!
Post race
Warm down:

Got inside as soon as possible to warm up. I also went and got stretched and just wanted to keep dry for awhile. I was freezing and shivering it was so cold after I stopped running.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I got tired after mile 9. Build more endurance.

Event comments:

Definately a race I will do again.

Last updated: 2009-12-02 12:00 AM
01:56:52 | 13.1 miles | 08m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 40/89
Overall: 348/1492
Performance: Good
Course: Basically a fairly flat out and back course through the streets of Germantown.
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-03-21 10:31 PM

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Bartlett, TN
Subject: Germantown Half Marathon

2010-03-22 11:38 AM
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Germantown, TN
Subject: RE: Germantown Half Marathon
Congratulations on achieving your sub 2-hour finish, especially with the adverse race day weather.
2010-03-22 1:17 PM
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Omaha, Nebraska
Subject: RE: Germantown Half Marathon
way to go ! Always nice to make/ beat goals. Especially under those weather conditions.
2010-03-22 3:18 PM
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Memphis, TN
Subject: RE: Germantown Half Marathon

What a fun race huh?  That rain sucked!

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