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Covenant Health Knoxville Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
Knoxville Track Club
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 31m 51s
Overall Rank = 60/2409
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 12/117
Pre-race routine:

Got up, got a shower, got some breakfast, got ready :) Parent's came and picked me up and we were off to the race venue.
Event warmup:

Not much, I jogged around for a few minutes then found my way to the right(ish) start corral.
  • 1h 31m 51s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile

I think I paced this one almost perfecto. It's been a year or so since I ran "just" a 1/2 Marathon, so I was a little iffy as to what my time would actually be.

The first 10k went by like nothing flat, and I noticed I had PR'd my 10k as a bonus. (right under 43 minutes)

About 8 1/2 miles in I started feeling my old friend "pain" creep in. I grabbed a gel at the next aid station and pushed through, trying to keep my mind on things other than the suck. By mile 11 I was in the "gut it out" zone, just keeping one foot in front of the other and staying on pace (hard to do with all the hills once you get on campus) At mile 12 I knew it was going to be a better time than I had hoped for, and I crossed the 50 Yard line of Neyland Stadium beating my old (2011) time by 10 minutes!
What would you do differently?:

Nada. I had a great day.
Post race
Warm down:

Got some pictures, got my medal, got the h#ll out of there.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Well, taking Feb. off of running (injury) didn't help, but overall I think things went pretty good. More miles!!!

Event comments:

This is a well put on event. Lots of people cheering, lots of volunteers, great post-race goodies.

This is how a large-scale event should be done.

Last updated: 2013-04-07 12:00 AM
01:31:51 | 13.1 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/117
Overall: 60/2409
Performance: Good
Course: It's a rough and tumble course that isn't terribly forgiving if you pace it wrong or try to superman up some of the steeper climbs.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2013-04-07 11:05 AM

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Subject: Covenant Health Knoxville Half Marathon

2013-04-07 12:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Covenant Health Knoxville Half Marathon
Tore it up! Great job
2013-04-07 2:55 PM
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Great job dude. Nice to see the running paying off in a big way.
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