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Brighton, New York
United States
Yellow Jacket Racing
13F / -11C
Total Time = 2h 09m 20s
Overall Rank = 319/840
Age Group = 50 - 54
Age Group Rank = 18/40
Pre-race routine:

Drove up to the race site and walk over to the start.
Event warmup:

Stay inside until just before the start.
  • 2h 09m 20s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile

5 laps around the Monroe Community College campus. One half mile hill into the wind each lap, but not terribly steep so no big deal. Heading into the wind each lap I would pull the mask up over my face and take it down to breath a bit easier when the wind was at my back.
After the first lap I ran with the same group of people for most of the rest of the race.
Nutrition strategy was a gel before the race and one at lap 2 and 4 just before the aid station.
No real expectations as this was the longest run since the fall and I was just using it to log some outside miles. Plus they made it the first race of the 4 season challenge of 4 HM through out the year, I was planning on doing at least 2 of the other races so I figured the discount was worth adding this one.

Did I mention I hate the cold?

But, its done and although not even close to a PR, Im not disappointed from where my conditioning currently is.
What would you do differently?:

Find a race in a warmer climate
Post race
Warm down:

Since the last 2 laps were in the dark and the temperature was near zero, no problem cooling down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

2 races, one day.

Event comments:

First year for this race and I think the participation was higher than they expected, but they still handled it well.

Last updated: 2015-01-05 12:00 AM
02:09:20 | 13.1 miles | 09m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/40
Overall: 319/840
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2015-01-12 5:08 AM

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Canandaigua NY
Subject: Winter Warier Half Marathon

2015-01-12 8:56 AM
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Rochester, New York
Subject: RE: Winter Warier Half Marathon
Great report! This race was so cold but worth it.
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date : December 22, 2011
author : Nancy Clark
comments : 0
Lack of food and fluids can take the fun out of your outdoor activities. These tips can help you fuel wisely for cold weather workouts.
date : December 1, 2011
author : alicefoeller
comments : 0
Triathletes weigh in on making the most of winter training
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 : November 17, 2008
author : mat steinmetz
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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 : 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 : October 2, 2005
author : smeeko
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I will assume you have not run consistently more than 6 miles and have never completed a half-marathon. I believe running your first half-marathon is a big task which requires dedication and work.
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.