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Securian Winter Run - Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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St. Paul, Minnesota
United States
Anderson Race Management
19F / -7C
Total Time = 1h 35m 21s
Overall Rank = 115/831
Age Group = 45-49 Men
Age Group Rank = 13/73
Pre-race routine:

Very bad night sleeping. Woke up at 4:00. Got a little sleep between 5:45 and 6:30. Got up at 6:30, at a banana and two scrambled eggs with guacamole and coffee. Got dressed, drove 40 minutes to St. Paul. Got there about 45 minutes before race. Used porta-potty. Picked up packet inside lobby, checked wallet and keys. Went outside and got Garmin fired about 8:45. Went back inside but near window.
Event warmup:

Jumped around and shook arms.
  • 1h 35m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 17s  min/mile

first two miles around streets of St. Paul. Then down to River Road (Shepard). Shepard was hillier than I remember.
What would you do differently?:

I was worried about being able to keep the pace into the headwind and blowing up later. I should have been more aggressive miles 3 through 7.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate the free stuff they gave. Stretched a little. Walked to car and drove home.

Event comments:

Please have the tops taken off the water bottles.

Last updated: 2012-01-28 12:00 AM
01:35:21 | 13.1 miles | 07m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/73
Overall: 115/831
Performance: Good
see I ran 13.26 miles according to Garmin. Splits were 1 7:10 2 7:13 3 7:17 (headwind until turnaround) 4 7:17 5 7:19 6 7:20 7 7:27 (uphill and big headwind) 8 7:15 (turnaround and tailwind rest of way) 9 7:15 10 7:16 11 6:59 12 6:58 13 6:53 14 6:51
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2012-01-28 4:47 PM

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Maple Grove, MN
Subject: Securian Winter Run - Half Marathon

2012-01-28 5:51 PM
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Subject: RE: Securian Winter Run - Half Marathon
Way to go Chris.  Great PR!  Maffetone works.
2012-01-30 1:54 PM
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Maple Grove
Subject: RE: Securian Winter Run - Half Marathon
Great race, Chris. Looks like you still had a fair amount in the tank for the last 5K. That typically is the point at which I would start to die (assuming, of course, I had ever run a HM...) Great job!
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