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San Diego, California
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 13m 58s
Overall Rank = 4579/13561
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 364/669
Pre-race routine:

Got to San Diego on Friday afternoon and picked up our race packets, t-shirts and hit the expo for about 45 minutes. Then went to hotel #1. Next day, checked out of hotel #1 and went to hotel #2. Met Derrick, Tracy, Amy, Matt and Dawn for lunch and then hit the expo again for a little while. Hung out downtown until it was time to have dinner and go to bed. Returned to hotel around 9:00. Watched TV until about 10:30 when I decided to try and sleep. Finally fell asleep, only to be awakened by the hotel fire alarm at 11:30. This happened two more times that night around 1 AM and 3 AM. Crap night of sleep! got up around 4:30 to drive down to Qualcomm stadium to catch a bus to the start line.
Event warmup:

If waiting in the line for the port-a-john is a warmup, then I had a 45 minute warm up. the race started while we were waiting in line and finally got into corral #27 (we were supposed to be in #22) with Amy and Tracy and my wife.
  • 2h 13m 58s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 14s  min/mile

This was my wife's first half marathon, so I decided I'd run with her and her friends that she'd been training with the whole time. They generally run between a 10:30-11:00 MM, so this was a pretty relaxed pace for me. It was a fun course. Crowded, but what can you expect? There were 30,000 people out there between the full and half marathon races. Support was great and it was much more scenic than running along my route at home. I was worried about my wife's knee which had been giving her trouble after a 12 mile training run. it held out great and we were averaging 10 MM pace at mile 10. We slowed down just a bit for the last three miles. By mile 12, Tracy had slowed a bit and Amy strangely threw up for the first of 3 times before the end. My wife was in a groove, so she kept pushing ahead and I stayed with her. She wanted to beat 2:15 for her first (and only my 2nd half) and we crossed the finish line just under 2:14. I didn't think about this at the time, but I crossed the start line just after her and her friends, but we crossed the finish line together, so her chip time was 2:13:59 and mine was 2:13:58. I accidentally 'beat' her by 1 second! Whoops! It was a great run and she did awesome on her first half marathon. It was a nice run for me too and I look forward to doing it again...or perhaps the full next year.
What would you do differently?:

Stay in hotel #1 all three nights! Otherwise, it was a great day and I couldn't have changed anything.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water, had the photos taken, ate a banana, drank some Cytomax and did some 'Finisher' shirt shopping. Also walked about a mile back in forth in the line waiting for the shuttle to take us to the light rail which would take us back to Qualcomm.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Lap Data
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR
1 11m 05s 1.00 miles 11m 05s /mile 152 166
2 10m 16s 1.00 miles 10m 16s /mile 163 168
3 10m 03s 1.00 miles 10m 03s /mile 163 168
4 10m 11s 1.00 miles 10m 11s /mile 162 167
5 09m 56s 1.00 miles 09m 56s /mile 165 173
6 10m 26s 1.00 miles 10m 26s /mile 170 175
7 09m 11s 1.00 miles 09m 11s /mile 166 175
8 10m 00s 1.00 miles 10m /mile 166 170
9 10m 07s 1.00 miles 10m 07s /mile 168 173
10 10m 03s 1.00 miles 10m 03s /mile 169 172
11 10m 17s 1.00 miles 10m 17s /mile 170 176
12 10m 22s 1.00 miles 10m 22s /mile 173 181
13 09m 54s 1.00 miles 09m 54s /mile 176 182
14 03m 01s 0.27 miles 11m 03s /mile 181 186

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Last updated: 2010-02-08 12:00 AM
02:13:58 | 13.1 miles | 10m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 364/669
Overall: 4579/13561
Performance: Good
Course: Streets of San Diego through Balboa park, the 163 and Friars Road, ending at Sea World parking lot.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-06-08 4:37 PM

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Subject: Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (Run - Half Marathon)

2010-06-10 11:10 AM
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (Run - Half Marathon)

Wow!  Great job to you all, Wade!  Looks like everyone had fun, and that's the goal!  (at least for me, who will never be competitive!).  Nicely done!

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