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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
United States
30F / -1C
Total Time = 1h 56m 4s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 10/66
Pre-race routine:

Me and Mom drove to Carson Park and got there around 7:30 to get a good parking spot - that was pleanty early. Used the porto potty (FIRST PERSON! in!) and met up with Michelle's BombChelle group for a group pic before the start.
  • 1h 56m 4s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile

My number one job for this run was to pace Michelle to her first half marathon finish. Her goal was to finish in under 2 hours.

We started out a bit fast, 8:30 and I held her back. We then were running just under 9 min miles. Around mile 3 I asked her if she was at a pace she could keep all day and she sayd yes, so I decided to try to keep up there. At about mile 7 I could see her start to lose steme so I started talking to her about all sorts of random stuff to try to busy her mind. Miles 8 - 11 I could tell here tough for her, but she was hanging in there. At mile 11 she said 'I'm good, you go on,' but I wasn't going to leave her! So I jsut ran in from of her and pulled her for about a mile and a half. With about .5 miles to go, I dropped back and gave her one last pep talk and we finished together strong. She put on a little kick once she got to the last 100 meters and I let her go and enjoy her finish by her self. It was pretty awesome to watch her finish and see her fam cheering for her like crazy! MIssion accomplished. we finished with 4 minutes to spare :)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing! Felt like a great, pretty easy run for me and Michelle met her goal! It was a good day!

Note to self for future races on this course:
-start off steady and slow down about :30 sec per mile during the uphill mile 3. Then back to steady pace for miles 4 - 6.5. Pick it up during the long downhill and then back to steady for miles 9 - 11. run a fast mile 11, then run hard till the Carson park hill, back off a bit on the hill, then hit it hard till home.
Post race

Last updated: 2013-10-29 12:00 AM
01:56:04 | 13.1 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/66
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: The course follows the same route as the EC half marathon
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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