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Lake Sammamish Half-Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Redmond, Washington
United States
4th Dimension Racing
45F / 7C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 48m 54s
Overall Rank = 116/412
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 10/64
Pre-race routine:

My friend picked me up at 745 and we got to the start super early. 2 trips to the potties which was good, so that I didn't have that "I wish I'd peed again" feeling!

I had gotten up early and had oatmeal and a banana, a cup of coffee, and I sipped on some Nuun in the car. Then I ate some LUNA moons about 20 min before the race start.

Event warmup:

Did a little bit of stretching while listening to the pre-race announcement. Turned on my ipod....I challenge anyone not to PR listening to the stuff I was listening to!!!
Run
  • 1h 48m 54s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

I started out faster than I had planned, but figured I'd build up a little buffer in the early miles if I needed to slow down later....and I just kept going, was running with one gal most of the way, and kept trading places with her. We definitely encouraged each other with the sound of footsteps! I did slow more at the end than I had hoped, but still managed to have really good pace for the whole thing. The last mile, of course, was the toughest, as you get back onto pavement and see the people at the elusive finish line, but still have to get there.
What would you do differently?:

Probably should have carried water--had a small cup at the first aid station, and they were out of cups at the second one, and the third station didn't put enough in the cups and I was really thirsty at that point. Ate a GU at 3.5 miles and ate LUNA moons in the last 1/4 of the race---I think another GU would have been easier to consume that late in the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched and my friend Heather also did some passive stretching with me on my hips and hams, which was awesome. Drank water, ate a little bit of pizza and a cup of coffee. Cheered on my friends as they finished.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I don't think anything limited it today. I had wings on my feet for most of it, was feeling amazing!

Event comments:

Evergreen Trail Runs puts on great events, and the timing was by BuDu Racing, another great group of people. I love being on hugging level with the RD as well as the timing peeps. :)

I TOOK ALMOST 8 MINUTES OFF OF MY PREVIOUS 1/2 MARATHON PR!!!! That in itself makes me giddy. My goal was 1:50-1:55. Yay!!


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Last updated: 2011-03-26 12:00 AM
Running
01:48:54 | 13.1 miles | 08m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/64
Overall: 116/412
Performance: Good
Course: Totally flat! Started out running a zigzag through the state park parking lot, next to the swim beaches and then down the road to hit the E Lk Samm trail about 3 miles in. My 5K time was something like 25 minutes!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2011-03-26 5:16 PM

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Subject: Lake Sammamish Half-Marathon


2011-03-26 5:20 PM
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Split times:
LapTimeDistancePace/SpeedAHRMHR
108m 14s1.00 miles08m 14s /mile159180
208m 10s1.00 miles08m 10s /mile169171
308m 09s1.00 miles08m 09s /mile169174
408m 11s1.00 miles08m 11s /mile170173
508m 13s1.00 miles08m 13s /mile171174
608m 14s1.00 miles08m 14s /mile171175
708m 25s1.00 miles08m 25s /mile170173
808m 17s1.00 miles08m 17s /mile173178
908m 26s1.00 miles08m 26s /mile174177
1008m 25s1.00 miles08m 25s /mile174176
1108m 35s1.00 miles08m 35s /mile174175
1208m 40s1.00 miles08m 40s /mile175177
1308m 22s1.00 miles08m 22s /mile178180
1400m 34s0.08 miles07m 07s /mile181182
2011-03-26 5:21 PM
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Master
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Wow! Very impressive for a young lady. God for you on the PR destruction. Thanks for the RR.
2011-03-27 9:30 AM
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Master
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Karibu - 2011-03-26 3:21 PM Wow! Very impressive for a young lady. God for you on the PR destruction. Thanks for the RR.


Young lady--LOL!  Thanks!
2011-03-27 5:14 PM
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Champion
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Looks like a strong run! 
2011-03-27 9:09 PM
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Congrats on the PR and congrats on the huge improvement over your last PR! 


2011-03-28 6:24 AM
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2011-03-28 8:24 PM
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Elite
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Way to kick some booty!  AWESOME!
2011-03-28 8:57 PM
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Amazing race. Congrats on the PR
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