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Colorado Colfax Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Denver, Colorado
United States
Colorado Colfax Marathon
39F / 4C
Total Time = 2h 02m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Just tried to stay warm and dry.
Event warmup:

None. I have 13 miles to warm up.
  • 2h 02m 7s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Ran really well for the first 6 miles. Had to stop and use the portapotty at mile 6. Then ran very well for miles 7 and 8. Then things got dicey. My hip and right knee started giving me problems. The worst part is that walking is worse for me than running because of my ankles. The few times I tried to stretch things out, my ankle would seize up on me. So I decided to just push on to the end. Had way too many people passing me the last 2 miles. Oh well. It is what it is. :)
What would you do differently?:

I'd do a relay rather than run the half. I think I'll stick to 10k and shorter from here on out. Maybe train for speed from now on. :)
Post race
Warm down:

Got my medal, a bbq sandwich and headed toward home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bad hip, knee and ankles. Maybe I could try the wheel chair division. :)

Event comments:

It was nice to see Shannon before the race. We were able to run together for the first 3-4 miles. Then I took off as I was feeling pretty good. Saw her pass me back as I waited for the john. Tried to catch back up, but she was super consistent. Saw her at the finish, and she looked fresh and strong. Ready for Kansas.

This was a good race for me. I like pushing my body like this. I'll be sore, but nothing that I can't recover from. I know many people look at a half as easy, but for me, I've found my match. It was fun. I won't say never, but I probably won't see this distance again.

Last updated: 2011-05-15 12:00 AM
02:02:07 | 13.1 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back with a few turns at the turn around.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-05-15 5:01 PM

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