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Flower City Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Rochester, New York
United States
35C / 95F
Total Time = 1h 48m 37s
Overall Rank = 519/2252
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 55/131
Pre-race routine:

Had a Blueberry muffin and got to the race early since I'm not a fan of parking downtown and knowing the best places to park so I parked at the normal garage that I park at and walk to the race start. It was another cold morning and I wasn't fully rested from the day before duathlon. I was stuffy all day yesterday. I wasn't sure how I would feel today. Was treting this race like a long run day since it was a long run day for me per my training.
Event warmup:

Tried to just stay warm. Had so many layers of spandex on me that it still did't seem to matter. I knew once the sun came up I would be fine but it was just making it till then was the hard part since I was by myself so I could't wear my stay warm gear and strip it off right before the race.
  • 1h 48m 7s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 15s  min/mile

I was just using this as a training run. This was my second ever stand alone half marathon. I knew this one was going to be more challanging then the first one so I wasn't sure how I would make it. I just wanted to keep under 2 hours since that is what I did on my first one. My legs actually felt pretty good considering that I did a duathlon the day before so I ran 2 5k's. My pace I thought was great. I tried to stay constant the entire time. It was my best pace to date for that distance.
What would you do differently?:

If I was doing a stand alone half marathon I wouldn't do a duathlon the day before and I would push a little harder. Pick a warmer half marathon, both races started out with freezing temps. I would like to loose a little more weight so that would naturally make me a little faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Went in side and grabbed a banana and some water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

doing a duathlon the day before and just not really wanting to push it too hard since I was just using it for a training run, trying to prep for LP

Event comments:

Thought it was a good race and it was put together nicely.

Last updated: 2012-04-10 12:00 AM
01:48:07 | 13.1 miles | 08m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 55/131
Overall: 519/2252
Performance: Good
Course: This was my first time racing this course so to compare it to the only other stand alone half (Which was in Syracuse last October) This one had a little of everything. This one was definitely tougher then the Syracuse one. The Syracuse one was mainly flat. This one had some rollers which was good to go through since I know LP has some hills :)
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] 4

2012-04-29 5:00 PM

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Rochester, NY
Subject: Flower City Half Marathon

2012-05-02 6:46 AM
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Subject: RE: Flower City Half Marathon
Dude, that's a solid Half Marathon time no matter how you shake it.  And considering you're in the midst of heavy Ironman training with zero taper, that's an excellent time.  Well done
2012-05-14 1:18 PM
in reply to: #4179656

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Buffalo, NY
Subject: RE: Flower City Half Marathon
Nice job J !!!  Well on your way to IMLP!!
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