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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 48m 34s
Overall Rank = 320/830
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate a bagel, drank small cup of coffee and half an energy bar at home for breakfast. Drove over to St Paul with a friend also running. Picked up our packets, used the port-a-potties and ate a banana. Made our way to the start about 5 minutes before the race.
  • 1h 48m 34s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 17s  min/mile

I battled a cold for most of the week so I went out fairly conervatively. Just tried to settle into a pace that didn't feel too fast. Had a few coughing fits and they almost made me gag, yuck. Had a gu at the water stop near 7 miles or so, then needed another one at mile 11. They really gave me a boost when I needed it. Last 3 miles were tough but I felt like I maintained a good pace because I continued to catch up to and pass a few people through the last few miles.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I've never PRed at this race but it is a great judge of where your fitness is mid winter. The plan is to do a few more halfs this spring and try to gear up for an A-race half sometime this summer. I'd love to run a 1:45, which would be a huge PR for me!
Post race
Warm down:

Waited for my friend to finish then went into the Securian building and got a few post race goodies.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold that I battled during the week.

Event comments:

I'd recommend this race. It is well organized. There are loads of volunteers. Sometimes weather can be bad but this year it was perfect.

Last updated: 2012-01-29 12:00 AM
01:48:34 | 13.1 miles | 08m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 320/
Overall: 830/830
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along Shephard Rd in St Paul.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-01-30 7:33 AM

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