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Preferred Care Rochester Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Rochester, New York
United States
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 48m 59s
Overall Rank = 317/1725
Age Group = 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 25/96
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast of oatmeal and coffee, then picked up Dud and headed to the race for packet pick up.

I must give a shout out to Dud (dexter) on getting up and going with me. It made pre-race more comfortable as I didn't have to ditch my warm clothes until the race started. He got up early after a late night out just to ride along and help out! I truly appreciate that he did that! Thank you!
Event warmup:

The first 13 miles of the race!
  • 1h 48m 59s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 19s  min/mile

I probably should have started a bit further forward as it took a few minutes until we started moving. Chip time was 01:48:15 so it was about 44 seconds till I got to the start line.

I worked at keeping the pace consistent and tried not to let it drop off too much at the end of the race. I was fairly successful with this, the first miles were faster but they are also mostly down hill with a tail wind and it was only about a 15 second a mile increase coming back with the rollers and head wind.

I enjoyed the run, lots of spectators along the course, many moved from location to location as I saw a lot of the same signs over and over. Funniest thing was a guy playing trombone while his dog howled beside him.

I think I did a pretty good job of getting water and gatorade at the stations, took a gel about half way. Never felt dehydrated,

What would you do differently?:

Nothing specific for this race since it wasnt an A race. It is really a nice course for the half, maybe I should think about doing the full sometime and do it as an A race.
Post race
Warm down:

After finishing I grabbed a little post race food, then came out and found Dud. We went to breakfast at Denny's.

Event comments:

Fleetfeet/Yellowjacket racing does a great job.

Thanks again to Dud for the sherpa service!

Last updated: 2012-09-09 12:00 AM
01:48:59 | 13.1 miles | 08m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/96
Overall: 317/1725
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2012-09-24 1:34 PM

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Canandaigua NY
Subject: Preferred Care Rochester Half Marathon

2012-09-24 7:16 PM
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Cold Spring, NY
Subject: RE: Preferred Care Rochester Half Marathon
Nice racin' Ken. Good friends make for great days!
2012-09-25 11:09 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Preferred Care Rochester Half Marathon
Nice race, Ken!  
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