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Mistletoe Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
United States
Twin City Track club
34F / 1C
Total Time = 1h 38m 8s
Overall Rank = 122/1008
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 12/61
Pre-race routine:

Up at about 5:30. Had my usual bagel thin with peanut butter. Got everything together and left the house at 7.
Event warmup:

Went into the Y and used the bathroom one last time. Wish the folks who I trained in the No Boundaries beginner 5K program good luck on their race. Headed to the start line a little before 8 and had a hammer gel. Got in the starting line and waited for the cannon to go off.
  • 1h 38m 8s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 29s  min/mile

What a difference a year makes! This race was my first half marathon last year and it kind of nice to see the changes of a years worth of training. I remember the mental battle that I was having with myself last year 5 miles into the run. This year was so much better. I knocked over 5 minutes off of last years race with a harder effort and felt so much better at the end.

This was a race that I wasn't entirely sure if I was going to do after finishing B2B 3 weeks ago. I registered the week before. I was hoping to try and break 1:40 but didn't know how that would work. Needless to say I was very happy with my performance yesterday.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Hung out and cheered some of my friends on at the finish line.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Keep training.

Last updated: 2009-12-12 12:00 AM
01:38:08 | 13.1 miles | 07m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/61
Overall: 122/1008
Performance: Good
Mile 1 - 7:38 Mile 2 - 7:39 Mile 3 - 7:19 Mile 4 - 7:26 Mile 5 - 7:25 Mile 6 - 7:20 Mile 7 - 7:47 Mile 8 - 7:34 Mile 9 - 7:30 Mile 10 - 7:36 Mile 11 - 7:30 Mile 12 - 7:07 Mile 13 - 7:06 Finish - 6:31
Course: Nice course with a few steep hills and gradual climbs especially between miles 6 and 10 around Wake Forest.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-12-05 5:19 AM

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Colfax, NC
Subject: Mistletoe Half Marathon

2010-12-05 12:02 PM
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Subject: RE: Mistletoe Half Marathon
Enjoyed your race report. Congratulations on on beating your time from last year,espeially considering you just finished B2B. I am hoping to do the B2B HIM someday.

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