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Melbourne, Victoria
Australia
Melbourne Marathon Festival
17C / 63F
Overcast
Total Time = 00m
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Run
  • 2h 18m 45s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 06m 35s  min/km
Comments:

I never actually got into a training routine for this after run Melbourne in July. In the end I had no plans to actually run this. I decided to downgrade to the 10km. But I left it too late, on Friday I was in the queue to change my event, I hadn't picked up my race number yet and was advised to do that then come back and change. At about the time I picked up my race packet the 10km filled and I was left holding a 21.1km entry. I quickly pushed the idea o canning the run aside. I googled "how to run a half marathon with no training" the two keys were an awesome playlist and a friend who also hadn't trained. I had neither.
Instead I gave myself 'permission' to run at whatever pace was required to get me over the line. It wasn't fast, I took the first 10kms slowly. I felt as thought my 11-17kms were slightly faster, I tried to visualize good form and generally enjoy the crowd and the running. The crowd certainly thickened as we got closer to the G and it was easy to lift. Running onto the G was awesome and I was able to increase the pace for a final mini sprint.
What would you do differently?:

Train! Work and life and everything and anything else was a priority.
Speed work of course is a must also a long run that exceeds 12km!
Post race
Warm down:

I picked the line that funneled to water and apples. I wanted the powerade and bananas, so I went on a mission to find them. Satisfied when I did I endured pouring rain to the station. Brr!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Talent




Last updated: 2013-08-15 12:00 AM
Running
02:18:45 | 21.1 kms | 06m 35s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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