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Country Music Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Competitor Group, Inc.
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 39m 2s
Overall Rank = 521/17829
Age Group = 25-29 M
Age Group Rank = 87/994
Pre-race routine:

Woke up a bit late. Downed some water, grabbed a banana and gatorade and started walking to the start (about 1.5 miles from my house).
  • 1h 39m 2s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 34s  min/mile

I'm not really sure what happened here. It was raining a lot, so a good portion of my energy was focused on not stepping in giant puddles, staying warm, etc. I realized how fast I was going when I passed the 10k mark and realized that I was going my PR pace, which I just set 2 weeks ago. Not good. I figured I'd keep going and see how long I could hold that up before I had to walk, which I assumed was inevitable at this point. Somehow I just kept running though. I got to mile 8 and realized that I could actually pull off my goal of 1:45, which I had told myself was a bit optimistic. By mile 10 I was still running, and thought that I could actually be going faster than my goal. When I saw the time at the mile 12 marker, I realized there was a possibility of a 1:40 finish, and I started running harder. I don't know where the energy came from, but it felt amazing! I actually ended up negative splitting the half by about a minute, and PR'ed by more than 7 minutes! What?!?
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Post race

Last updated: 2012-11-30 12:00 AM
01:39:02 | 13.1 miles | 07m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 87/994
Overall: 521/17829
Performance: Good
5k - 23:52 10k - 48:06 9.9mi - 1:16:16
Course: It's Nashville, so it's hilly. Could have been much worse, although maybe I'm just used to it by now. Ran through west end, midtown, music row, belmont blvd, 12 south, back through music row, the gulch, downtown, and then across the river to the finish at the stadium.
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-04-28 10:39 AM

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Subject: Country Music Half Marathon

2013-04-28 8:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Country Music Half Marathon
Congrats. A PR at CMM is impressive in any weather. Great job doing that yesterday.
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