Calgary Half Marathon
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Calgary Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon
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Great run - I decided: "this is my A race for the year and I've gonna giv'er" and I did. Didn't take many walk breaks.
What would you do differently?:
Not wear the jacket. I'm sure tieing it around my waist added a ton of minutes to my finishing time (joking). I am delighted with my time: it's my PR since I was young, single and childless in 1998!
Finished and continued walking to the LRT station. Didn't feel like any food. However, 2 hours after finishing, I am starving!!
Great race - good package pick-up - the most efficient I've seen.
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Overall Rank = 1538/2784
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 81/214
Woke up at 4:30 and felt pumped. Had breakfast and made sure I had all of my gear. Left the house at 6 am and got a ride from my hubby and kids. Up till the time they dropped me off, I wasn't sure what my wardrobe would be exactly. Weather was cold and overcast: did I need sunglasses? a hat? how many layers? Made my choice of sunglasses and a headband (yes Calgary is probably the coldest place in North America today) Also wore a long sleeve coolmax long-underwear type shirt, a short sleeve shirt (Bill Rodgers' Running Center: "The Marathon will humble you" on the back) and a jacket. Eventually took the jacket off, causing someone to comment on the quote on the shirt. Pre-race routine also included dusting my feet with BlisterShield which prevented the ubiquitous blister on my right foot.
Walked to the start line, and did the port-a-pottie thing twice. Stretched and walked to the start line. Local newscaster was behind me right at the starting line. Looks like she finished about 30 minutes behind me.