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Half Ass 1/2 Marathon - Run

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States
Southern Runners
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 59m 21s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drank Crystal Light, ate a cliff bar
Event warmup:

very little jogging just to get warm.
  • 1h 59m 21s
  • 13.18 miles
  • 09m 04s  min/mile

This was a "low budget" race... no frills just a time clock at the end.

I attribute my great run to my Garmin 301. I used it to not over do it early in the race. The plan worked perfectly. The goal was to stay between 9 and 10 min miles until mile 10 and then see how I feel for a push at the end.

Mile 6 was fast but probably because it was mostly down hill. I know I didn't over exert on any mile before 10.

After mile 10 I was still feeling great. So I picked up the pace for a strong 5k finish. I had more in me though. I was shooting for 2:15 and blew that away.
What would you do differently?:

The only thing I would possibly do differently would be to push harder at mile 8 or 9. I think I could have held up that long.
Post race
Warm down:

stretch and drank some water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing :)

Event comments:

I rated the race average based on it being billed as a "no frills" race. Good group of 50-60 people showed up to race.

Last updated: 2005-12-11 12:00 AM
01:59:21 | 13.18 miles | 09m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
One mile Splits: 1 9:11 2 9:35 3 9:20 4 9:12 5 9:24 6 8:24 7 9:25 8 9:14 9 9:08 10 9:00 11 8:34 12 8:40 13 8:41 14 lap was 8:23 pace for .18 miles 1:30 sec
Course: Basically flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2005-12-11 12:03 PM

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Subject: Half *** 1/2 Marathon

2005-12-11 6:09 PM
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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: RE: Half *** 1/2 Marathon
You are da man!!!! Congrats on busting the 2 hour barrier and eat humble pie for saying back to back was too much. Sounds like you followed the plan and the plan worked to perfection.

2005-12-11 6:27 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Half *** 1/2 Marathon
Great race. Who needs frills? I like those smaller races.
2005-12-12 11:05 AM
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New Orleans, LA
Subject: RE: Half *** 1/2 Marathon
Oh my! Great race Matt! So now you have to do the MG 1/2 right?
2005-12-12 10:39 PM
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McKinney, TX
Subject: RE: Half *** 1/2 Marathon
whooooa! Great job, Matt!! Those splits are really blowing my mind. That's really great how you can hold back and pace yourself. Congrats! You definitely used your full a$$ for this race!
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