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Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Competitor Group, Inc.
Total Time = 2h 19m 55s
Overall Rank = 2185/5853
Age Group = 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 152/573
Pre-race routine:

Met up with my awesome teammates for pre-race dinner.
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Packet pickup at the expo area. HUGE expo!
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Event warmup:

No warm up other than mingling around with teammates.
  • 2h 19m 55s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 41s  min/mile

I started off feeling fairly strong until my calf cramped up. I had to stop to stretch it out and could not seem to get moving again after that; felt like I was running on soggy noodles. The air temp was pleasant, but it felt pretty hot in the direct sunlight. At mile 11, I saw an ambulance and two people holding up a sheet to shield a body. I saw that CPR was being performed on someone. I later found out that two people died on the course. Very sad indeed.

There were live bands playing all along the race course which made it fun!

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What would you do differently?:

Train more on hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Beer tent. Nuf said.
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What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training and extra weight.

Last updated: 2014-04-22 12:00 AM
02:19:55 | 13.1 miles | 10m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 152/573
Overall: 2185/5853
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly!
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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

2014-05-06 10:49 AM

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2014-04-14 2:08 PM slornow
date : May 24, 2010
author : Coach AJ
comments : 0
My question is am I playing with fire entering the half marathon this close to my primary goal for this season which is the HIM?
date : December 11, 2009
author : Amy Kuitse
comments : 6
I just finished the NYC marathon on Sunday and I think I'm going to venture into triathlons. I am doing an Olympic distance and I want to do a 70.3 next year too. Any advice?
date : June 15, 2009
author : Ali Winslow
comments : 0
I just ran the Boston Marathon under nine minute miles, can I run eight minute miles for my half Ironman training runs? Or should I go slower?
date : November 17, 2008
author : mat steinmetz
comments : 7
I just started doing tris this summer and I have two under my belt, both sprints. Is it reasonable to build up for a Oly in early ‘09, with a HIM in Oct of ‘09
date : June 10, 2008
author : kns57
comments : 0
Steady is our walk. Ignoring the pain that is radiating from my feet, I continue to place one foot in front of the other. Again I wonder, “Why am I doing this?”
date : July 10, 2007
author : Ontherun
comments : 0
Having three seasons under my belt I thought I knew what I was doing. That all changed with a few new challenges and a bunch of new friends.
date : October 24, 2005
author : mikericci
comments : 0
This program should be used for an athlete whose goal is to run a marathon in the 1:30-2:30 range and has a good running base in the past 8-12 weeks.
date : January 10, 2005
author : ewkfit
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My training was taking off. I had never felt stronger. I was making bigger strides than I ever had. I was stronger and faster than I had imagined myself ever being.