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Prince Edward Island Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
BMO Nesbitt Burns
15C / 59F
Total Time = 1h 49m 22s
Overall Rank = 97/637
Age Group = M3039
Age Group Rank = 12/49
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6am, had a coffee and my usual Oatmeal for breakfast. Had plenty of time to get ready and head downtown to the race site.
Event warmup:

Did a 2.5k warmup - felt "ok". Not great, not terrible. About the same as the couple of runs I did in the previous days while sick.
  • 1h 49m 22s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 05m 11s  min/km

Started out at what felt like a pretty easy pace. Actually kept slowing myself down a bit to keep it just under a 5 min/km pace which would give me around a 1:45.
Things felt fantastic until we turned back into the wind at around the 13.5k mark. The wind was brutal - 20-25 MPH at about a 45 degree angle from either the left or right for the remainder of the run. Going up the 3 hills into the wind really hurt me both physically and mentally. My guess is it cost me around 2 mins over all.
What I think really held me back was not doing many runs at this pace. While I felt great for the first half at that pace, once things got rough, I had no endurance to push through it. Being sick didn't help either.
What would you do differently?:

Run some more "hard" runs rather than just easy. Also, not get sick for the 5 days before the race.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

1. Not enough hard training runs
2. Being sick for 5 days prior

Last updated: 2011-09-28 12:00 AM
01:49:22 | 21.1 kms | 05m 11s  min/km
Age Group: 12/49
Overall: 49/637
Performance: Average
1 04m 44s 1.00 kms 04m 44s /km 2 04m 52s 1.00 kms 04m 52s /km 3 04m 56s 1.00 kms 04m 56s /km 4 04m 57s 1.00 kms 04m 57s /km 5 05m 05s 1.00 kms 05m 05s /km 6 04m 57s 1.00 kms 04m 57s /km 7 04m 58s 1.00 kms 04m 58s /km 8 04m 57s 1.00 kms 04m 57s /km 9 05m 01s 1.00 kms 05m 01s /km 10 05m 06s 1.00 kms 05m 06s /km 11 05m 02s 1.00 kms 05m 02s /km 12 05m 11s 1.00 kms 05m 11s /km 13 05m 03s 1.00 kms 05m 03s /km 14 05m 27s 1.00 kms 05m 27s /km 15 05m 10s 1.00 kms 05m 10s /km 16 05m 26s 1.00 kms 05m 26s /km 17 05m 21s 1.00 kms 05m 21s /km 18 05m 51s 1.00 kms 05m 51s /km 19 05m 51s 1.00 kms 05m 51s /km 20 05m 21s 1.00 kms 05m 21s /km 21 05m 25s 1.00 kms 05m 25s /km 22 01m 11s 0.18 kms 06m 38s /km Forgot to stop my watch so that last .1 km split isn't right.
Course: Mix of road and trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2011-10-17 10:27 AM

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