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TMC Fleet Feet Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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tucson, Arizona
United States
Everyone Runs
58F / 14C
Total Time = 1h 35m 1s
Overall Rank = 25/310
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/18
Pre-race routine:

Banana and a yogurt. a little coffee and a good bowel movement.
Event warmup:

short warmup. Just a mile, but did the routine of exercises and a couple of 200yd pick-ups
  • 1h 35m 1s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 15s  min/mile

Went out possibly a little too fast. My HR climbed right up to 160 in the first 1/4 mile, which is very close to my LT, but the RPE felt right. Wasn't sure how it would fare after a few miles, but I kept on running and was able to hold pace/intensity through the race at an average of 165 or higher- which is my LT. Even had enough left to pick it up the last two miles to a 6:45 pace- but it was hurting at this point with my HR in the low 170's.
What would you do differently?:

I PRed by 30s/mi. Differently? Man- I nailed it. ain't no better out of these legs.
Post race
Warm down:

nada. jogged to the car to get some dry, warm clothes as it was really raining.

Event comments:

Steve Landau runs nice events. He even posts photos for free and the Etched beer mugs as awards are terrific. Pouring rain today- but there were two huge tents set up in the field for t-shirts, brunch and the awards ceremony. So- all worked out nicely. If I had one suggestion/request: Some recovery drink (Endurox or the like) at the end. Oh, and not every mile had a mile marker. Big thanks to all the volunteers who stood out there in the cold rain!

Last updated: 2011-08-04 12:00 AM
01:35:01 | 13.1 miles | 07m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/18
Overall: 25/310
Performance: Good
Basically ran at LTHR the whole race- an average of 165, then let it go anerobic for the last few miles. that's when it got painful. Pace was pretty consistent- given the ups and downs of the course.
Course: Fairly flat for around here. Gentle climbs for a total of 300ft elevation change.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-11-13 12:22 PM

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Subject: TMC Fleet Feet Half Marathon

2011-11-13 11:37 PM
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University Park, MD
Subject: RE: TMC Fleet Feet Half Marathon

Nice work!

(And rain in Tucson - go figure.)

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