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Atlantic City Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
United States
Boardwalk Runners
50F / 10C
Total Time = 2h 16m 10s
Overall Rank = 318/492
Age Group = F30-39
Age Group Rank = 124/175
Pre-race routine:

Ate Wegmans pasta bowl, banana, and sipped gatorade throughout morning prior to run.
Event warmup:

None. Too cold outside. Just huddled inside Boardwalk Hall until race began.
  • 2h 16m 10s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 23s  min/mile

Not bad run for my first half marathon. Prior run races had only been 5K. My pace was sustainable. Felt it in the legs during the last 5 miles but was actually able to finish with a demi-decent sprint. Very pleased with effort and hope to break 2 hours and 10 min in April.
What would you do differently?:

Time should improve with more base training. Runners World predicted a 2:15 time and was only off by a minute.
Post race
Warm down:

Legs too wasted to do any immediate warm down. Went to McDonalds for breakfast and drove home for 2 hours. Once home, took a hot bath which seemed to help with the soreness. Slept rest of the day.

Event comments:

Wouldn't mind doing this race again. I might have been overwhelemd by a bigger race. This seemed just right in terms of number of participants. It was also well organized and nice to run along the beach on the boardwalk.

Last updated: 2010-09-29 12:00 AM
02:16:10 | 13.1 miles | 10m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 124/175
Overall: 318/492
Performance: Good
Course: Started in front of Boardwalk Hall, ran out towards Harrah's, looped back to the Boardwalk, and did out and back to Boardwalk Hall.
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-10-18 1:28 PM

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