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Eugene Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Eugene, Oregon
United States
Eugene Marathon
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 12m
Overall Rank = 1878/3719
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 107/147
Pre-race routine:

Got up about 4 am and couldn't sleep. Ended up getting a bagel and cream cheese from the lady downsatairs before the breakfast opened. Very nice of her to do this. I didn't ahve anything else to eat, but had a Plan B just in case.
Event warmup:

Short run with some stretching
  • 2h 12m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 05s  min/mile

Felt real good going into mile 10. Started bringing up the pace. Skipped a few of my 30 sec. walk breaks. I think I should have waited until about mile 11 to bring up the pace. Right at the end I used a walk break and regained my composure and kicked it in real well. Probabaly the best I have felt at the end of the a race in terms of able to finish well. As for time it wasn't my best but it is where I am at right now.
What would you do differently?:

As I said above get a better position before the start, stay patient until about mile 11.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched out some, ice pack on the knee right after the race.. Knee was very sore.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ability to train more. Lack interval training and speed work.

Last updated: 2012-04-29 12:00 AM
02:12:00 | 13.1 miles | 10m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 107/147
Overall: 147/3719
Performance: Good
Got behind a lot of walkers and slower runners so it really slowed my pace at the beginning. I got seperated from two people that were suppose to run with me. I was trying to be patient with the walkers, but it wasn't until about mile 3 or more that I wasn't slowed down any longer.
Course: Great course. Well positioned water and G2 stations. Crowds were great and they were everywhere along the whole course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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 7:43 PM

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Subject: Eugene Half Marathon

2012-04-29 7:48 PM
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Subject: RE: Eugene Half Marathon
Congrats, Brian.  It's taken me several years to be bolder about where to start those races.  Too close to the front and you may go out too fast, too far back, and you get clogged up.  Anyway, hope you had fun!
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