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Monster Dash Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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St. Paul, Minnesota
United States
Team Ortho Foundation
28F / -2C
Total Time = 1h 33m 59s
Overall Rank = 216/6019
Age Group = M 45-49
Age Group Rank = 20/240
Pre-race routine:

Got up 5 AM. Drank a pear, apple, banana, yogurt smoothie. Took off for race about 7:10. Parked on Marshall near Cathedral. Walked to Cathedral, used ports-potty, dropped off phone and wallet. Should have packed and dropped of a dry jacket.
Event warmup:

None really. Shaking arms during wait for gun.
  • 1h 33m 59s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 10s  min/mile

Freezing (literally) at beginning. Stayed with 1:35 pace group through 10, then sped up.
What would you do differently?:

Too wimpy to wear appropriate clothing for race rather than comfort a beginning. Wore running tights and a pullover jacket. Should have worn shorts and a t-shirt and just sucked up being cold at the beginning. Maybe next time bring space blanket from marathon or a plastic bag and chuck.

If I want to do better next time, will have to leave the 1:35 pace group earlier, say, at the half way mark.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate the chips, banana, and salted nut roll in goodie bag. Went to the Liffey with friends for a couple of beers and a burger.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Didn't really run for three weeks before race due to slow marathon recovery.

Event comments:

Team Ortho races are expensive, but this one was worth it. Unlike Get Lucky, this race jacket actually worth it. Very well organized.

Last updated: 2012-10-12 12:00 AM
01:33:59 | 13.1 miles | 07m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/240
Overall: 216/6019
Performance: Good
Course: Perfect PR course. 200 foot elevation drop. Mostly gently downsloping. Hill at around 10, but not that big of a deal.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-10-28 9:19 AM

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Maple Grove, MN
Subject: Monster Dash Half Marathon

2012-10-28 10:01 AM
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Alexandria, MN
Subject: RE: Monster Dash Half Marathon
Great job out there.  I agree that this race is worth it, I actually wore my jacket for the entire race.  Like you said, I probably could have gotten away with less, but I chose pre-race comfort.  Speaking of which, did you see the two maniacs dressed as Phelps and Lochte?  They ran the whole race in jammers, swim caps and goggles!
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