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Fort Worth, Texas
United States
The Cowtown
45F / 7C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 45m
Overall Rank = 482/7020
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 46/373
Pre-race routine:

Ate lite three hours prior, eggs, fruit, G, toast, coffee. One hour drive to race.
Event warmup:

Jogging in parking lot 15 minutes prior, HR to 130. But of course it was back down at start.
Run
  • 1h 45m 1s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile
Comments:

Started wearing shorts, short sleeves, arm warmers, and a cool weather skull cap. When I got warm I rolled the arm warmers down to cover my forearms which was perfect for the remainder of the race.
Stayed with pack starting off at a 7:5 pace, passed some and got passed some. course was easy until the mile nine hill, long. Then after crossing the river on Lancaster headed home there were lots of small, rolling hills which seemed to go on and on and on. Overall, a good race!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. My diet was very good and I felt energized the entire race although my hips and legs would disagree.
Post race
Warm down:

Jogged some and then walked for about five minutes. I should have made it longer. Lots of fruit/carb type snacks and water to fuel up.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need a better aerobic base. Legs got really tired at that pace and HR was higher than I want it to be.

Event comments:

This was only my second 1/2 marathon and first time at The Cowtown. Everything seemed to go very well according to my limited experience.





Last updated: 2011-11-03 12:00 AM
Running
01:45:01 | 13.1 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 46/373
Overall: 482/7020
Performance: Good
Garmin info: Distance: 13.32 mi Time: 1:45:01 Avg Pace: 7:53 min/mi Best Pace: 5:25 min/mi Elevation Gain: 294 ft Calories: 1,770 C Avg HR: 163 bpm Max HR: 173 bpm
Course: From Will Rogers Memorial Center heading North, cross the Trinity River, South through the Stock Yards and towards downtown, Lancaster East back to Will Rogers.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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2012-02-26 4:06 PM
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Subject: RE: The Cowtown - Half Marathon
My Garmin registered exactly 13.32 also!
2012-02-26 4:42 PM
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Subject: RE: The Cowtown - Half Marathon
Mine was 13.3
2012-02-26 6:38 PM
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I know, right?!  
2012-02-26 11:14 PM
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Congrats Monty, great effort!!
2012-02-28 7:14 AM
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Subject: RE: The Cowtown - Half Marathon

Very nice race for your 2nd HM.  Speed looks great to me!  I think starting a little fast was good on this course.  And yes, my Garmin read quite a bit longer too...13.37.



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