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Rock 'n' Roll Miami Beach Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Miami Beach, Florida
United States
Competitor Group, Inc.
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 19m
Overall Rank = 3377/3680
Age Group = f45-49
Age Group Rank = 240/277
Pre-race routine:

Lots of stretching, psoas ball, hip stretches.
Event warmup:

Walking around on the sand saying hello to friends, leg swings
  • 3h 19m 7s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 15m 12s  min/mile

I found out I am getting fitter, but I need more core and leg strength. My HR was OK, but at Mile legs just wouldn't go. I walked A LOT of it. Pain in right foot put an end to any running in the last two miles.
What would you do differently?:

More workouts during the week. Use new stretches twice a day. Weight training and core specific training. Back to the podiatrist.
Post race
Warm down:

Pitbull concert! toes in the sand, hands in the air!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of core strength. Foot pain, right foot.

Event comments:

On the back stretch they could have used another water station...they started spacing them further apart so I would EXPECT one, and there would be none. Generally OK. But if you are going to put them every mile, then have them EVERY DAMNED MILE throughout. But the on course music was fantastic, the water stations were WELL DONE, and the volunteers were way above average. This is Miami though, we don't do a lot of things well, but this running stuff WE GOT DOWN. The 70.3 people should take a lesson.

Last updated: 2011-12-12 12:00 AM
03:19:07 | 13.1 miles | 15m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 240/277
Overall: 3377/3680
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-12-12 8:06 AM

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Coral Gables, Florida
Subject: Rock 'n' Roll Miami Beach Half Marathon

2011-12-13 7:22 AM
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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Miami Beach Half Marathon

Nice job…Those last 3 miles were tough, especially the last bridge before entering the beach.  My pace also got slower in that stretch.

This race was very Miami, with the constant water views and the Pitbull concert at the end was pretty good with the rain and all.

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