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Littleton, Colorado
United States
Alamo Sports
50F / 10C
Total Time = 2h 05m 5s
Overall Rank = 777/1564
Age Group = f35-39
Age Group Rank = 62/168
Pre-race routine:

Drove to the race with friends, picked up the packet, got everything ready, hit the port a john 3 times, and time to go
Event warmup:

Ran about 5 minutes
  • 2h 05m 5s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 33s  min/mile

I have missed a lot of training for this one. I was following a 12 week plan and got sick at about week 3 for 2 weeks, and then my son was in the hospital for 2 weeks and I missed almost 4 solid weeks of training with that! Somehow, this race went well and I was 21 seconds slower than my PR (on the same course). I have no idea how that happened. Maybe if I train, I can get faster again.

I love this race. this was my 4th time running it.
What would you do differently?:

uh, train. Not get sick. Tell my son to stay out of the hospital.
Post race
Warm down:

walk around the masses of people trying to find my friends and my family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training, but still, I'm pretty happy

Event comments:

Post race food is the best I've ever had. I love this race.

Last updated: 2009-12-27 12:00 AM
02:05:05 | 13.1 miles | 09m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 62/168
Overall: 777/1564
Performance: Good
Course: Point to point course along the Platte River from Littleton to Denver
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
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-04-12 1:46 PM

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Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: Platte River Half Marathon

2010-04-12 10:31 PM
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Thornton, CO
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon
You still had a great race even with everything going on with your son.  Medical issues with your family, especially your kids, can take a pretty heavy toll on you mentally and physically.  Considering how close you came to your PR with everything else that happened in your life leading up to it and preventing training I say it was a huge success.  Great job.
2010-04-13 9:31 AM
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Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon
You did great! especially with the lack of training, injured quad, and sick child.  Very close to your PR!  I think the course was also a bit long.  My Garmin read 13.3 miles.
2010-04-13 10:10 AM
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Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon
Nice job...especially considerring everything going on which made it difficult to train.  Next time, assuming nothing gets in the way of training, you will PR!
2010-04-13 11:04 AM
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Straight outta Compton
Subject: RE: Platte River Half Marathon

Awesome race, Cathy!  And my Garmin said 13.4- course was definitely a little long... so you definitely had a PR!

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