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New Bedford Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
United States
34F / 1C
Total Time = 2h 41m 36s
Overall Rank = 3000/3135
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 277/289
Pre-race routine:

Flying solo, so had to keep everything with me. Arrived at the venue about 1.5 hours prior to start, parked at remote parking, a very good idea. Had a banana and coffee for breakfast.
Event warmup:

Walked and then ran for 20 minutes with some strides.
  • 2h 41m 36s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 20s  min/mile

Tricky day heat-wise. Sun got warmer at about mile four, most folks ditched their gloves and hat. I stuffed my in my jacket. First six-seven miles were great, loved the hills. Started to have calf cramps on mile eight, resolved by mile ten, fairly strong 5K at the end with last mile a flat out sprint (with what I had left).
What would you do differently?:

More salt, more breakfast.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked for 10 minutes and stretched calves.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough breakfast and not enough electrolyte.

Event comments:

Not many porta-potties on the course. None until roughly mile 6-8. Had to make a detour to McDonald's. Long lines for food at post-party, but the food was good and worth the wait.

Last updated: 2013-03-16 12:00 AM
02:41:36 | 13.1 miles | 12m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 277/289
Overall: 3000/3135
Performance: Below average
Course: Mostly flat with three hills (small, medium and then large) in beginning of race, half mile long fairly steep uphill at end of race.
Keeping cool Below average 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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-04-08 6:56 AM

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