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Heights Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Peoria Heights, Illinois
United States
Running Central Race Management
36F / 2C
Total Time = 8h 00m
Overall Rank = 342/365
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had my last long run on Saturday (15 miles) and decided that I will try a "mini taper" this week. This is the one race that I've been itching to do again! Last year's time was 3:21 and I know I can beat it. I've been training all winter on that hill along with others. I have more mileage and hills on my legs this year. I understand nutrition and hydration better. I know I can finish this race in much better shape than last year. The plan is to pick up my race packet on Friday and chill at home for the rest of the evening. Mike was here to watch me last year, as it was my first half distance race; this year I will have LOTS of friends cheering and running, but no Mike.

I had been helping our oldest son move this week, but had told him that I wasn't doing much on Friday. I was done moving by noon and was home by 8 and in bed by 9. We had Steak n Shake for dinner where I had a chili mac supreme and cheese fries.
  • 2h 50m 10s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 59s  min/mile

This course was my first half last year. I finished last and was determined to not let it happen again. I trained all winter long with 2 different groups and some of those training runs were along this same course.. My fitness level was much better this year and I was ready to own this course. My publicly stated goal was to beat my time from last year (3:21) and NOT be last! My secret goal was to finish in 3 hours. As I came upon the 11 mile mark and looked at my watch I knew that I was going to even beat that time!

I have been stating all year that I was going to won this race! I did that!
What would you do differently?:

Maybe run those hills a little more often, other than that--not a thing!
Post race

Last updated: 2012-11-30 12:00 AM
02:50:10 | 13.1 miles | 12m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/365
Performance: Good
Course: This course is along Grandview Drive, which FDR dubbed the most beautiful drive in the nation! IT is when you are driving along it or enjoying the views.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-04-13 8:52 PM

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Subject: Heights Half Marathon

2013-04-14 8:14 AM
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Subject: RE: Heights Half Marathon

Goal crushed.  It is a good feeling.  Congratulations.


2013-04-15 8:37 AM
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Subject: RE: Heights Half Marathon
tech_geezer - 2013-04-14 8:14 AM

Goal crushed.  It is a good feeling.  Congratulations.


This is the first time that I crushed any goal I have set!  I know that Indy Mini in a couple of weeks will be a good one too!  Thanks for your support.

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