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Cincinnati Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
Tucson Racing
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 58m 37s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

The wife and I ate dinner at a terribly unimpressive restaurant in Cincy. We spent the night in a hotel in Florence.
Event warmup:

Walked from Florence across the Purple People Bridge. Probably about a mile or so.Stretched and started
  • 1h 58m 37s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 03s  min/mile

This was my first race as a pacer. My wife had never been able to crack 2:00hrs in 3 previous attempts. Her training for this one wasnt very intense as she had just run a half a few weeks ago. I told her that I was going to get her across. I wore a watch for the first time in a long time. Our target pace was 9:00min/miles and by golly if we didnt hit almost spot on. I didnt even have a garmin or a HR monitor, just a simple watch. We were right on track except for the first two miles which were a little slow due to congestion. She came across the finish line with time to spare.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Not much

Event comments:

They do need to change some race logistics. They had a long line just to get water after the race. The area was very congested and you should not have to wait 5 min to get something to drink post race. There was also a dearth of porta potties visible near the start and finish. There were also scant opportunities on the course I counted a total of 4 bathrooms along the course.

ok for a first time event and the money went to a good cause.

Last updated: 2010-10-01 12:00 AM
01:58:37 | 13.1 miles | 09m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: A run mostly along the riverside in Cincy. One short steep uphill
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-10-23 4:28 PM

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Alpharetta (until we find a home)
Subject: Cincinnati Half Marathon

2010-10-23 5:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Cincinnati Half Marathon

Nice job as a pacer and glad to hear you weren't an HRM weenie. Congrats to the wife for going sub 2:00!

ETA: It was super crowded at the beginning, nothing like feeling like you're in a cattle shoot. I felt like it took until the hill to thin people out.

Edited by twinklebug 2010-10-23 5:51 PM
2010-10-29 10:44 PM
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Columbus, Ohio
Subject: RE: Cincinnati Half Marathon
Nice work and congrats to the wife!
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