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Red, White & Boom TC Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
Twin Cities in Motion
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 21m 35s
Overall Rank = 851/1226
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 136/194
  • 2h 21m 35s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile

*Overall is female only*

I never expected this to be a great race for me. Summertime running is not my thing (and neither are half marathons) but I signed up as part of the Summit Challenge, which includes this race plus 2 5k (already done) and a 10-miler in the Fall (the reason I signed up).

The weather was about as good as possible - low 60s to start. I think it must have been humid, though, because I was extra sweaty right away and it seemed to be true for many others. I started with the 2:05 pace group behind the start line, but lost them right away. The 2:10 lady was right behind me, and I liked that pace, but I needed more time at the aid stations. There are a few good hills right in the middle and I walked quite a bit. I didn't notice the 2:15 pacer go by, I wished I had. After the middle hills the course is great - shady, downhill or flat. I was getting tired, but I still was convinced I was ahead of 2:15. I obviously can't do math... When the 2:20 guy ran by it was an ego killer. I ran with them and it felt SO SLOW. However, I couldn't stop myself from taking walking breaks! I felt pretty wretched from mile 11-12ish and could have happily walked to the finish if my husband and friend weren't waiting for me. Fortunately the stretch at the end is nice, a little bit downhill and shady, so I trudged along.

As usual after any half marathon I've done - I am SO GLAD to be done. I immediately regretted having already signed up for another half in May next year. Perhaps I won't mind the training and running of that one, earlier in the season. We'll see. This is just not my distance.
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Event comments:

TCM puts on a great race. Really easy parking here, which I appreciate compared to a lot of other big city races. I could have used a few more water stops.

Last updated: 2013-12-05 12:00 AM
02:21:35 | 13.1 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/194
Overall: 0/1226
Performance: Below average
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2014-07-07 8:56 AM

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Subject: Red, White & Boom TC Half Marathon

2014-07-08 8:14 AM
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Subject: RE: Red, White & Boom TC Half Marathon

A nice run - and with friends and family around?  WIN! (even if it was what we call a "character builder")

Keep it up and by the next one you might have to change your handle to "RunnerGrrrl."  

Congrats on a racing a tough distance well.


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