General Discussion Race Reports! » Platte River Half Marathon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Platte River Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Littleton, Colorado
United States
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 46m 19s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I woke up around 5:30AM. Ate a English muffin with peanut butter and honey. Drove out to the starting line. Popped 4 sport leg capsules about an hour prior to the start.
Event warmup:

Some dynamic stretching and a little jogging.
Run
  • 1h 46m 19s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile
Comments:

Carried a 16 oz flask of powerade and two Gu's. Ate one Gu at mile 5 and one at mile 11. Stopped briefly at two aid stations along the way for a swallow of water.
Post race
Warm down:

I went and got a free massage

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Probably the only thing limiting me now would be my weight. I'm right at 194 (19% bf) , I think I could go a lot faster if I were a little leaner.

Event comments:

This was a great race for me. I PR'd this distance by about 7 minutes. My goal was to take it easy on the first mile maybe run an 8:20, then try and hold an 8:00 for the remaining distance. I always seem to have a tough time holding back on the first mile. It just seems so effortless, running with the pack. I didn't even look down at my garmin for the first couple of miles. I just ran on feel and it felt good. Now I was thinking I just need to keep my HR below LT (167) until I get to mile 10. Then I would see if I could push the last 5k.
I started to lose some focus after mile 8, and found myself slowing a bit. I would just file in behind someone who seemed to be pacing well, only to have that runner slow a bit. Probably conducive to a narrow course where it can get congested.
I made my move at mile 12 and figured I'd go as hard as I could. Once I hit the final hill I just pushed even harder. I thought I was going to puke when I reached the top. Once at the top, I took a moment to let my HR settle a bit then sprinted the final distance.
I love endurance sports. The people that do them are just about the best around. Today, I saw so many examples of runners encouraging others around them to not give up.

Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR
1 07m 56s 1.00 miles 07m 56s /mile 152 162
2 07m 36s 1.00 miles 07m 36s /mile 163 168
3 07m 50s 1.00 miles 07m 50s /mile 164 171
4 07m 51s 1.00 miles 07m 51s /mile 165 169
5 07m 50s 1.00 miles 07m 50s /mile 166 173
6 08m 05s 1.00 miles 08m 05s /mile 165 167
7 08m 08s 1.00 miles 08m 08s /mile 166 170
8 07m 58s 1.00 miles 07m 58s /mile 167 171
9 08m 12s 1.00 miles 08m 12s /mile 168 173
10 08m 18s 1.00 miles 08m 18s /mile 167 171
11 08m 23s 1.00 miles 08m 23s /mile 167 170
12 07m 56s 1.00 miles 07m 56s /mile 172 176
13 08m 22s 1.00 miles 08m 22s /mile 174 180
14 02m 11s 0.30 miles 07m 20s /mile 177 184




Last updated: 2010-01-10 12:00 AM
Running
01:46:19 | 13.1 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Course: Pretty much downhill until about 12.5 miles in, the course went over I25.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

{postbutton}
2010-04-11 6:25 PM

User image

Veteran
165
1002525
Parker, CO
Subject: Platte River Half Marathon


2010-04-11 6:48 PM
in reply to: #2783858

User image

Master
1730
100050010010025
Straight outta Compton
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon
Great job, man!  I wish I could have that kind of running speed.  And I totally hear you about that last hill- I nearly puked on the way up to the top!  The food was a real bonus @ the end, though.
2010-04-11 7:58 PM
in reply to: #2783906

User image

Veteran
165
1002525
Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon
mcgilmartin - 2010-04-11 6:48 PM Great job, man!  I wish I could have that kind of running speed.  And I totally hear you about that last hill- I nearly puked on the way up to the top!  The food was a real bonus @ the end, though.


Thanks!  I see you live in Castle Rock?  I work down there and typically run the ridgeline trail just off of Coachline.
2010-04-12 9:29 AM
in reply to: #2783858

User image

Pro
4228
2000200010010025
Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon
Nice race speedy!  That hill at the end is the meanest thing ever.  you were smart to get a massage...I should have done that!
2010-04-12 10:50 AM
in reply to: #2783858

User image

Pro
4277
20002000100100252525
Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon
Nice race Joe and way to kick it ion that last mile!  And i agree, dropping a few pounds will get you faster...especially out on a hilly course.  Congrats on the PR!
2010-04-13 10:15 AM
in reply to: #2785176

User image

Veteran
165
1002525
Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon
rayd - 2010-04-12 10:50 AM Nice race Joe and way to kick it ion that last mile!  And i agree, dropping a few pounds will get you faster...especially out on a hilly course.  Congrats on the PR!


Yeah, I'm a little frustrated on that front.  I've had my RMR tested and I've been monitoring every calorie  for the past month and it just doesn't make any sense.  I should be dropping 1 lbs per week.  but my body just seems to adapt to what ever caloric intake I give it.  I've increased my vegetable intake and reduced my sat. fat to about 20g a day, but still only managed to drop 1 lb in the last month.  I've been thinking about the Paleo way of eating, maybe it's time to give that a try.


2010-04-13 2:19 PM
in reply to: #2788060

User image

Official BT Coach
2210
2000100100
Englewood, CO
Gold member
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon

Nice PR!  Good race plan. 

General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » Platte River Half Marathon Rss Feed