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Door County Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Fish Creek, WI, Wisconsin
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 37m 29s
Overall Rank = 45/1062
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 5/69
Pre-race routine:

This is a traditional event for my brother and I who run the race and then fish the opener with my dad.

The race begins at 10:00am so slept in, ate a pancake breakfast and drove to the park at 9:00am.

Event warmup:

Warmed up with a slow 10 minute run with a few pickups.
  • 1h 37m 29s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

The goal for this run was pacing. I wanted to hold back with 7:30 miles for the first 4 miles, then average 7:40s for the next 6 and 7:15s for the final 5k. Actually, I wanted to run the last 5k like I would a standalone 5k. The idea was to feel the pain as if it was a 5k, rather than the tail end of a slower half. This mental exercise worked better than trying to hit my paces.
What would you do differently?:

Not stay out until 1:00am the night before.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to the car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

We actually went fishing the night before the race until 1:00am so I wasn't quite up to it today. Also have had a chest cold for the last 10 days.

Last updated: 2010-01-11 12:00 AM
01:37:29 | 13.1 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/69
Overall: 45/1062
Performance: Good
Miles 1-4 averaged 7:27/mi Miles 5-10 averaged 7:36/mi Last 5k averaged 6:57/mi 6-mile at 45:28.
Course: You need to be familiar with Peninsula State Park in Door County, WI, but in general, the course starts at Nicolet Bay with a fairly level miles 1-4, then steep or rolling hills for miles 5-9, then flatter or downhill for miles 10-13.1.
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
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

2010-05-04 11:49 AM

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