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Long Beach Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Long Beach, California
United States
RUN Racing
Total Time = 1h 49m 32s
Overall Rank = 1000/10000
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 126/653
Pre-race routine:

Picked up Jim. Drove to L.B. It's my 3rd year so I knew the lay of the land. Walked over to the starting area, used the bathrooms and got into the 1st wave corrals. It's a lot of people so it's imperative that I got up front so as to not get caught behind 20,000 people like 2 years ago. Hung out with Jim 'till the start.
Event warmup:

light movements
  • 1h 49m 32s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 22s  min/mile

Wanted to P.R. 1st (1:53.29), but my A goal was to break 1:50. I was feeling good so i decided to just put the hammer down and run 8:20's or so the whole time. As opposed to my original plan of a negative split.

Started off with a 8:19 mile and felt perfect. Kept it the whole way to about mile 6 then dropped a bit to 8:24's. At mile 9 I picked it backup and finished with 8:15's. Was very pleased to keep pace the last 2 miles or so as I was really hurting. Came in at 1:49.32 so pacing was absolutely perfect! I bet there are some pictures of the pain on my face to come!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Waited for Jim to finish. Weather was perfect so I just hung around and people watched.

Event comments:

Love this race!

Last updated: 2011-08-08 12:00 AM
01:49:32 | 13.1 miles | 08m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 126/653
Overall: 1000/10000
Performance: Good
Course: 1200 feet of elevation gain along the beach and Queen Mary in Long Beach
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-10-11 10:10 PM

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