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Hampton, Virginia
United States
J&A Racing
70sF / 0C
Total Time = 2h 23m 1s
Overall Rank = 1198/2352
Age Group = W40-44
Age Group Rank = 96/208
Pre-race routine:

Drove down to Hampton - ate a Lara Bar and drank a diet Dew along the way. KT taped knees and put on calf sleeves. Picked up race packet and got ID'd for after-race beer.
Event warmup:

Watched the little kid race go off. Otherwise not much.
  • 2h 23m 1s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 55s  min/mile

Maybe started off a bit fast; I was hoping to stay with the 2:30 pacer, but I couldn't find him, so I started off on my own. All of a sudden, around 1 mile, I get passed by the 2:15 pacers. Ooops. Felt really good about my running - only stopped to walk through aid stations until the 12th mile - walked up a steep overpass. Another short little bout of walking somewhere before the finish line, but otherwise ran the whole thing.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - this went well for me. It was hotter than I anticipated, but they had plenty of water & gatorade on the course and I was smart about drinking it. Maybe start off a bit slower, but I'm really happy with my performance.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate the banana and gatorade, dropped off stuff at the car & called home. Went into civic center for post-race feast and had beer and crab/corn chowder. Realized I don't really like crab/corn chowder. Or crappy beer (Coors Light). Got a massage because my calves hurt. And then drove home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat? Mostly I'm on my way has taken a while to get here and I have a ways to go -- but I hit my target time and was even 7 minutes faster. Yeah me!

Event comments:

J&A throws awesome races. Plus the Hampton cops, the Hampton citizens, darn near everyone on the course was awesome. Lots of fantastic cheering sections from random folks along the whole 13 miles - there were no lonely stretches.

Last updated: 2013-04-01 12:00 AM
02:23:01 | 13.1 miles | 10m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 96/208
Overall: 1198/2352
Performance: Good
10:21 10:36 10:30 10:45 10:23 10:52 10:37 10:48 11:08 10:57 11:16 11:54 (oops) 11:28
Course: Nice and flat, except for a few overpasses. Beautiful stretch along the water, although the wind was brisk and in my face over there.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-10-07 1:07 PM

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Out running or enjoying a fine glass of red...
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2013-10-07 4:51 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Coors Light Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon
Well done! It was a hot one, you managed very well!
2013-10-07 8:38 PM
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Liverpool, New York
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nicely done
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