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Pacers Running Festival Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Arlington, Virginia
United States
Pacers Running Stores
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 46m 51s
Overall Rank = 177/851
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal, huddled in Starbucks to stay warm. Very windy!
Event warmup:

Weaving through the masses...started back further than I thought.
  • 1h 46m 51s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 10s  min/mile

Should start closer - sparse on water stops - kept looking between miles 6 and 9 ...nothing.
What would you do differently?:

If it were warmer, would have had a problem w/ lack of water. Always wear a water belt!
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing - very happy

Event comments:

Nice finisher's medal for all - women received flowers since it was Mother's Day. I didn't have the hot pink "mother" sticker, so I didn't know if I would be nice they gave me flowers anyway!

Age group prizes were gift certificates to Pacers. $20 for first place. Beats a sharp stick in the eye.

Last updated: 2010-05-05 12:00 AM
01:46:51 | 13.1 miles | 08m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 0/851
Performance: Good
Had my Garmin GPS watch at 13.4 miles for an average 7:59 pace. I was too excited! Found out the course wasn't long - that's just how much weaving and wide turns I did - added over a quarter of a mile! But very happy with my "unofficial" pace time, especially after riding the 100-mile Richmond Cap2Cap Century Ride the day before.
Course: Rolling hills - paved street - 2 loops
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-05-12 2:39 PM

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Subject: Pacers Running Festival Half Marathon

2010-05-13 10:40 AM
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Midcoast Maine
Subject: RE: Pacers Running Festival Half Marathon
Great run! I'm so impressed you did this after a century bike the day before.

Yes - the wind was a least it kept things cool!
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