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Louisiana Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States
Rocket Racing
45F / 7C
Total Time = 2h 53m 35s
Overall Rank = 1577/1805
Age Group = 35
Age Group Rank = 135/152
Pre-race routine:

Ate oatmeal and coffee prior to leaving the house. I was shocked to find a decent parking space down town. Cold morning for me.
Event warmup:

Brisk walk around State Capitol.
  • 2h 53m 35s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 15s  min/mile

I really started out super slow for the 1st 5 miles and picked up the pace after mile 6. My right leg started acting up right at the end of mile 12, I had to stop and stretch.
What would you do differently?:

Actually complete a training program for a half. I really didn't train for the best results, which is why I made my goal to just finish for my 1st half. For me this was more about having fun and learning.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking and stretching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Limited training. I played around with running this half for a while cause I knew I didn't complete a decent running plan. I do plan on doing this again next year with a time goal.

Event comments:

Very organized!! I was worried cause didn't bring water to carry but there were so many water stations there was no need to carry water. Plenty of port a potties, great cheerers with wack signs and I even saw a 2 person band playing for us in their driveway of their house!! Awesome experience!

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Last updated: 2012-12-25 12:00 AM
02:53:35 | 13.1 miles | 13m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 135/152
Overall: 1577/1805
Performance: Good
Avg. HR:148 Max: Hr:171
Course: Flat road with a couple of moderate hills
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

2013-01-20 5:55 PM

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
Subject: Louisiana Half Marathon

2013-01-20 6:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Louisiana Half Marathon
Nice job on your first half!  Congrats!  What a cool looking medal too!
2013-01-20 10:07 PM
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Penticton, BC
Subject: RE: Louisiana Half Marathon

Congratulations on your 1st half-marathon.  Are you already planning a "next" one?

The photos are really a nice addition as well.  Looks like you had a pretty nice day for it too.

Reading your report makes me want to run one myself.

2013-01-21 1:05 PM
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Livonia, MI
Subject: RE: Louisiana Half Marathon
Nice work on your first HM!  Is that you running in the pink shoes?
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