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OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
500 Festival
52F / 11C
Total Time = 1h 46m 6s
Overall Rank = 3006/30619
Age Group = 40-44F
Age Group Rank = 56/2063
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:50am. Bagel and PB, and a cup of coffee. Bathroom. Uh Oh, running late. Out the door at 6:00am.
Event warmup:

Traffic was a cluster f^%$!! Finally found parking at 7:00am. Run to the port o potties, wait for 20 minutes!!! Race to my corall with litterally 1 minute to spare. That was enough of a warm up. My HR was high. Ugh, not a good way to start my run. But at least I made it.
  • 1h 46m 6s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 06s  min/mile

The beginning of this race is alway extremely crowded. The first mile is typically the slowest as you are making your way around people. I got into a groove at around mile 3. I felt good and my pace felt good. I kept it pretty consistent throughout. 5k was about 24:something, 10k 49:something, 10 mile 1:20:35. So I was a little over 8 min/mile pace.

The last two miles were the toughest. My legs were starting to get sore and felt like they were going to cramp. I tried to drink plenty of fluids and keep my nutrition in check.

The last 1/2 mile, my legs were jelly. I noticed this poor guy collapsed on the ground with medical professionals helping him. He was on a stretcher with an oxygen mask. He looked in bad shape. I felt soooo bad for him being so close to the finish. I hope he's o.k.

I made it to the finish with a grimace on my face. That'll be a nice finish photo...LOL. I felt great about my time. Got a PR.
What would you do differently?:

Get to the race on time!!!!!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Recieved medal, drank chocolate milk, started shivering. Walked briskly to my car to get warm.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really. I gave it all I got.

Event comments:

This is a very well run event. With over 40,000 participants, the event is incredibly organized.

Last updated: 2010-10-29 12:00 AM
01:46:06 | 13.1 miles | 08m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/2063
Overall: 0/30619
Performance: Good
Course: Flat around downtown, made our way to the Indy speedway, back to downtown.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 4

2011-05-08 3:12 PM

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Subject: OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon

2011-05-15 6:13 PM
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Congrats on your PR!
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