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Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Chesapeake, Virginia
United States
59F / 15C
Total Time = 1h 56m 15s
Overall Rank = 247/805
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 34/68
Pre-race routine:

Drove to the race site myself. More parking than I thought there would be. Got there about 30 mins before the start. Had a powerbar and some gatorade before the start.
Event warmup:

Walking to start and stretching.
  • 1h 56m 15s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile

Probably paced too fast or not enough nutrition at the end. I really feel off after mile 10 but felt great at mile 8. I wanted to improve my time so I set out for 8:30 goal pace. Kept it up til mile 10 then my lack of training probably caught up with me. Got a HM pr by 1 minute but was hoping for better.
What would you do differently?:

I also should have taken more energy or gel along the way.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to get some pizza and a few sips of beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sticking to training plan and once again underestimating nutrition execution. Work schedule threw me off track about half way through the plan and never was able to get back on focus.

Event comments:

Good race. Well organized.

Last updated: 2011-01-01 12:00 AM
01:56:15 | 13.1 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 34/68
Overall: 68/805
Performance: Good
1) 8:24 2) 8:26 3) 8:35 4) 8:35 5) 8:43 6) 8:40 7) 8:40 8) 8:31 9) 8:40 10) 9:03 11) 9:24 12) 9:44 13) 9:28 .1) 7:25
Course: Flat out and back on old road
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-04-23 8:27 PM

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