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Huntersville, North Carolina
United States
41F / 5C
Total Time = 2h 04m 6s
Overall Rank = 341/661
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 6/12
Pre-race routine:

Gathered everything the night before. Wore arm and calf sleeves and Nike running tights. Two dry-fit short sleeve shirts and Brooks rain/wind jacket. Just right. Brought a change of clothing and it felt great to change out of the wet shirts into something dry.
Event warmup:

Did my normal leg swings, psoas stretches and hamstring stretches along with about a mile warm-up at an easy pace.
  • 2h 04m 68s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 33s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, pretty happy with the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back to the car at Fleet Feet.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not training at a higher tempo.

Event comments:

Rain curtailed the festive mood, most wanted to get changed asap. I'm happy with the course and Bear always does a great job.

Last updated: 2013-10-10 12:00 AM
02:04:68 | 13.1 miles | 09m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/12
Overall: 341/661
Performance: Good
Maintained an avg 147 HR for most of the race.
Course: Hilly
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %10
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5

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author : Coach AJ
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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 : June 15, 2009
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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?
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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
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author : kns57
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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?”
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author : Ontherun
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.