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Shamrock Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Shamrock Sportsfest
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 57m 32s
Overall Rank = 1567/6546
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 163/415
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5am and out the door at 5:30. Parked at the Hilton garage, then walked to the start (about 10 blocks).
Event warmup:

Just some light stretching.
  • 1h 57m 32s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 58s  min/mile

Started with Corral 2. First mile was fastest for me as it always is, then settled into a good pace. Goal for his race was to break 2:00 so I wanted to stay below 9:00/mi. Got passed more than I was passing but was running my race and kept focused on pacing. Hit mile 6 at about 53 mins and felt good, so increased the pace some. Got to mile 10 and still felt good so I moved up a gear for a while but started to feel leg tightness so backed off some. Let it go for the last stretch on the boardwalk.

Distance HALF MAR
Clock Time 1:58:42
Chip Time 1:57:32
Overall Place 1567 / 6546
Gender Place 967 / 2516
Division Place 163 / 415
Age Grade 51%
5 Mile Split 43:25

What would you do differently?:

perhaps start slower
Post race
Warm down:

Walked down the chute and received all the goodies. More than I thought. Medal, hat, long sleeve t-shirt, food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

As usual, train more but felt good about the effort.

Event comments:

A very well organized event. Great weather and time of year.

Last updated: 2009-11-12 12:00 AM
01:57:32 | 13.1 miles | 08m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 163/415
Overall: 415/6546
Performance: Good
M1: 8:05, M2: 8:30, M3: 8:50, M4: 8:51, M5: 9:03, M6: 9:06, M7: 8:46, M8: 8:56, M9: 9:07, M10: 9:15, M11: 9:06, M12: 9:16, M13: 9:13, .1 8:36
Course: The half marathon will start one hour prior to the marathon and will complete a fast, flat loop course starting at the Cavalier on 42nd street and end on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk at 31st street
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] 5

2010-03-22 9:10 AM

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Virginia Beach
Subject: Shamrock Half Marathon

2010-03-23 6:24 AM
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Toledo, Ohio
Subject: RE: Shamrock Half Marathon
Congrats!  Under 2 hours... that's awesome!  Looks like you breezed right through this. 
2010-03-23 7:27 AM
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Subject: RE: Shamrock Half Marathon
Great job Scott.
2010-03-24 9:51 AM
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Subject: RE: Shamrock Half Marathon
Congrats on a great time, under 2. I have only one half under two and it was the Shamrock several years ago. Nice job even on the boring sections.
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