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Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon - Run

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Competitor Group, Inc.
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 03m 51s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Previous day had Spaghetti and meatballs... Race start 08:00. Up at 03:30, Shower, a cup of oatmeal and a 16 oz. of accelerade. 2 Aleve and a 2 Motrin all by 04:30. 3 cups of coffee. Off to the race.. Lots of porta potties was great! parking about a mile away. 1 gel and 2 Motrin 1/2 hr. before the race.
  • 2h 03m 51s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 27s  min/mile

Don't know the rankings yet. It was very humid. I felt strong but also felt the effects of non taper as this is part of training for the Philly full in November. My tendon just above my heal running up to my calve was sore but held up.
What would you do differently?:

Loose 20 more pounds. Race weight 210. That's heave.
Post race
Warm down:

Chocolate Milk, water, banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No taper, Humid but all in all not much. I darted in and out of people a lot. It was very crowded.

Event comments:

Getting to the expo was painful. It cost $18.00 to park. That sucks. It would be nice if Philadelphia coordinated the parking so that people with bibs could park free. The race was very well organized considering 30,000 runners. Lots of porti Potties. I was disappointed that there were not more bands and cheerleaders. I have been to several Rock and Roll series and there were less in this on than any other. The people of Philadelphia are great and were very inspirational.

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Last updated: 2014-09-21 12:00 AM
02:03:51 | 13.1 miles | 09m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
As flat as they get
Course: As flat as they get.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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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