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Topeka to Auburn Half-Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Topeka, Kansas
United States
Sunflower Striders
19F / -7C
Total Time = 1h 43m 17s
Overall Rank = 92/500
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 17/40
Pre-race routine:

Met Reece in Lawrence then drove to Auburn to meet with Patric(Jayhox) where he drove us to the start in Topeka. Reece checked in and Patrick and I ran to McDs to use facilities.
Event warmup:

Stretched a bit to keep warm since it was 19 degreees and overcast.
  • 1h 43m 17s
  • 13.4 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile

They had to extend the course to 13.4 miles to accomodate a funeral in the city of Auburn. Fine with me since there wasnt going to be a PR in this race. I was severly undertrained and we decided pretty much last minute to do it. We had discussed running 8:15, but as it always happens the gun goes off and the plan gets thrown out.

The run itself was the hilliest run I ever ever run. I also never train on gravel country roads. Those hurt me as well. The 19 degrees wasnt so bad until after the finish when I was pretty sure I had frostbite on my hands.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. We all knew going into it we werent going to PR. We had fun and finished feeling pretty good.
Post race
Warm down:

Post frostbite fear, we went to get our finishers sweatshirts(purple FTL). Reece and Patrick had to to swim at a masters swim meet 2 hours post race. Suckers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1st race of the season and I havent run more than 10 miles in about 2 months.

Event comments:

More bathroom options pre and post race would be nice. there were no bathrooms on course. I didnt need them, but I can imagine some people did. there was no direction at the finish on where to walk the three blocks to get finishers sweatshirts and food(and heat).

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Last updated: 2011-12-27 12:00 AM
01:43:17 | 13.4 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/40
Overall: 92/500
Performance: Average
kept every mile between 7:40 and 7:50 except 2. Mile 6 with the big hill went 8:11. Another mile went 7:25 with a bit of downhill.
Course: From Topeka to Auburn. Hilly all the way. Not much flat. Either going up or coming down. 4 mile stretch with gravel roads.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2012-01-22 1:51 PM

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Shawnee, KS
Subject: Topeka to Auburn Half-Marathon

2012-01-22 7:17 PM
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Overland Park, KS
Subject: RE: Topeka to Auburn Half-Marathon
8:15's MY A$$ !!!!   Nice run Jon.  A good start to 2012, keep it up so you can rock Louisville!
2012-01-22 7:47 PM
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Prairie Village, Kansas
Subject: RE: Topeka to Auburn Half-Marathon
nice race!  Yeah, that course is definitely hilly... but looks like you had a solid pace!
2012-01-22 7:54 PM
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Shawnee, KS
Subject: RE: Topeka to Auburn Half-Marathon
Thanks Mark. Reece, I really did have the best of intentions, but I didn't have a masters swim meet post race.
2012-01-25 6:52 AM
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Whites Creek, Tennessee
Subject: RE: Topeka to Auburn Half-Marathon
Nice race. I am sure I might have started ahead of you (I went out a bit fast, like 5K race pace! Oops) but I wasn't too far back of ya! Good race thou, very hilly for my first half, just hope we all don't get sick after the cold weather!

Nice run, maybe next time a little BT meetup or something...
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