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Houston, Texas
United States
53F / 12C
Overcast
Total Time = 3h 16m 39s
Overall Rank = 9897/10543
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 704/721
Pre-race routine:

Just a background this race was a lottery entry i registered since its the most popular in town and i am not counting on getting in. I just finished a Full Mary a week before.

Was not able to get some sleep again. i was babysitting my son at the hospital sick from pneumonia. My have enough sleep to take care of my son. I got ready at 3 am took a shower my gear is ready as usual i just brought gels.
Event warmup:

i did the best basic stretches i can do, the runners stayed indoors in a big hall to stay warm portalets are also inside and stretching area and so as the gear bag check-in. 10 min slow walk to the start corals.
Run
  • 3h 16m 39s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 15m 01s  min/mile
Comments:

what can i say after barely finishing a Full Marathon last week I should not even be on the starting line , then again i dont want to DNS. Cut off is 4:00 to be an official finisher thats 18:00 min/mile. I can walk faster than that so my realistic objective is survive the race. After waiting for our coral to start i tried to jog , again the pain at the top of my foot started again. I know it will take atleast an hour to subside. I tried to jog i felt theres no running leg power all i can do is walk fast , i have no idea how fast of a walker i can be i know my normal mall walking is 20 min/ mile. At the first mile it too me under 15min i am very slow but enough to finish. every mi i tried to jog but theres no power just energy to finish. I just took it mile after mile until its the 9th mile i know i can finish this race, eventually i saw the finish line and glad it was over , received my well deserved medal and was able to ave. 15 min/mile . This is my worst HM PR , but its a learning experience if ever on my worst half iron experience i know how to deal with it.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing else i can do should not have registered in the first place its a bad idea to do a back to back Mary and HM, i will not do this again need to plan my races carefully.
Post race
Warm down:

i just grabbed my finisher shirt ate breakfast , bananas and water. I still feel ok but my legs are weak. This time i need some serious recovery.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Me

Event comments:

i would say my only comment is i did not see any gels in the stations , im glad i brought my own.


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Last updated: 2013-10-20 12:00 AM
Running
03:16:39 | 13.1 miles | 15m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/721
Overall: 0/10543
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat, Good for PR for the prepared runners.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
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

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2014-01-20 8:02 PM
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You're crazy, man! I hope your recovery goes well
2014-01-20 9:13 PM
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That's a serious deposit in the mental toughness bank! Way to go!
2014-01-20 9:28 PM
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Carlo - That was a lesson in endurance but you were far from last. 646 people finished after you. So, as much as you know you can do better you're still faster than all those other people.
2014-01-20 9:34 PM
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Originally posted by wenceslasz Carlo - That was a lesson in endurance but you were far from last. 646 people finished after you. So, as much as you know you can do better you're still faster than all those other people.
  And you're much faster than those who DNSed!

2014-01-20 10:07 PM
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i really appreciate your support guys!!!! helped me alot mentally out there but have to admit i am treading the waters of bad injury

Edited by strykergt 2014-01-20 10:09 PM


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