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Baltimore Half Marathon - Run


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Baltimore, MD
United States
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 59m 52s
Overall Rank = 307/1909
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 71/424
Pre-race routine:

PBJ and coffee for breakfast, walked around downtown waiting for the race to start, cheered on the marathoners
Run
  • 1h 59m 52s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 09s  min/mile
Comments:

Once I started the downhill portion (mile 10) I started to run faster because I still felt pretty good. That ended up being a mistake! By mile 11 I felt like I was going to puke and I noticed that my heart rate was very high. So I had to walk a couple times that mile to get my heart rate down. All the cheering and encouragement made me start running again and I started to calculate what pace I'd need to maintain to still make my 2 hour time. Ended up doing a really hard sprint at the end to make sure I made it under 2.
What would you do differently?:

Not try to run a 7 minute mile in the middle of the race! :-)

Get some better running shoes, I had really bad blisters by the end.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, drank a bunch of water, ate some fruit

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cardio capacity! Muscles were fine but definitely need to do longer runs more frequently.

Event comments:

Very fun, definitely want to do this again next year.




Last updated: 2005-06-13 12:00 AM
Running
01:59:52 | 13.1 miles | 09m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/424
Overall: 0/1909
Performance: Good
Course: Felt like the first 10 miles were all uphill and then the last three were downhill. Also very windy! I tried to draft off of other people, esp. when it was windy and uphill!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2005-10-18 7:09 AM

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Subject: Baltimore Half Marathon


2005-10-18 7:17 AM
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Subject: RE: Baltimore Half Marathon
Nice work on making it to the finish. The second half is definitely a harder course than the first half. And the temperature was definitely a killer!

I ran the full and while I also went out too fast, the second half would have kicked my azz no matter what!

First half split was around 1:42:40-ish but the second was over 2:15!! I walked a lot of the last 5 miles .....
2005-10-19 6:42 AM
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Subject: RE: Baltimore Half Marathon
Thanks! Yes, it was definitely hot! Congrats on the PR in the marathon - that's awesome!
2005-10-19 7:27 AM
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Subject: RE: Baltimore Half Marathon
It was the first one I've done, so anything would have been a PR.
2005-10-23 1:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Baltimore Half Marathon
Nice job- and learning what works and what doesn't is half the deal, right ? Congrats on the under 2..!
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