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Cook Forest Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Cooksburg, Pennsylvania
United States
48F / 9C
Total Time = 2h 22m 18s
Overall Rank = 382/439
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 16/20
Pre-race routine:

oatmeal for breakfast, water and gummies on the way

2:16:57 in 2007
2:21:02 in 2011 Dead Man's Hollow
2:32:49 in 2012
2:22:28 in 2013
Event warmup:

walk around
  • 2h 22m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 50s  min/mile

Kept myself to 10:00-10:30 on the way to the turnaround. After the turnaround the wheels just came off. Most miles were about 11 min after that. I took 2 gels and ate some gummies. Water or gatorade at each stop. I peed behind a tree around mile 8.5 and really needed to.
What would you do differently?:

pee right before the start!
Post race
Warm down:

walked to car

What limited your ability to perform faster:

training, having to pee.

Event comments:

Definitely leave time for parking. My family dropped me off which was great. Long lines for registration but they moved fast. Started a little late- they said due to parking issues but I hate starting late.
Also- big peeve- it was chip timed but no starting mat, so you time started at the gun. That cost me a couple of minutes.

Last updated: 2012-03-14 12:00 AM
02:22:00 | 13.1 miles | 10m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/20
Overall: 382/439
3 170 4 173 5 173 6 174 7 176 8 178 9 178 10 11 178 12 13 180 14 179 15 174- slowed down to more than 11mm 16 17 18 19 177 20 173 21 22 175 23 24 173 25 176 26 177
Course: out-and-back along a river. Some shade but not much because the trees don't have leaves yet. There is quite a grade to the road- in many places the sides have a real slant; it's impossible to always run on level ground. no hills to speak of.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-03-31 9:46 PM

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