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The Saratoga Palio Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Saratoga Springs, New York
United States
Total Time = 1h 45m 59s
Overall Rank = 204/976
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 21/49
Pre-race routine:

Hung out with Mom, Pops, Kelly, Mandy and the boys. Ran into a few people we knew but that was it...some standing around.
  • 1h 45m 59s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 05s  min/mile

I broke out too fast looking at the data on the Garmin. I was feeling pretty good and just went with the pace and that didn't work out too well. I dropped from 7:45 pace to the last 4 miles being around 8:15-8:40.

I ended up having to walk 4 times to keep the legs a little energized the last few miles. Can't say I expected to have to walk for a half marathon...but what can ya do?!
What would you do differently?:

Not go out too fast.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I don't think anything really. I cut nearly 11 minutes off my PR on a harder course so I'm pretty excited about that!

Event comments:

A half marathon and no packet and no medal? That seems cheap in my eyes.

I've done 5k's that have given more stuff away.

Last updated: 2012-08-25 12:00 AM
01:45:59 | 13.1 miles | 08m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/976
Performance: Average
Course: Had a few hills to it, nothing that was overbearing but it wore you down over time.
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-09-17 12:40 PM

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