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Huntersville, North Carolina
United States
52F / 11C
Total Time = 1h 54m 36s
Overall Rank = 236/1041
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 4/12
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4 to take my Infinit Nutrition. Made my soy, whey (ON) and Infinit Mud mix. Rolled my feet and did my foam roller routine.
Event warmup:

I did some static stretches and ran a couple easy loops around the Birkdale Shopping center. This really worked out for me on my start.
  • 1h 54m 36s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 45s  min/mile

I'm not sure about my overall rank, so I'm just including what the race report says for now.
What would you do differently?:

This was the first 1/2 I was able to actually focus my training on and it's starting to pay off. Might not bring my phone with me the next time, it wasn't that cumbersome but more of a distraction.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and talked with my club mates. I also say Maria and Pete and was able to take some pictures. I also had Bill Scibetta do some work on my legs, he told me my left side was tight. Something that has been that way for some time and something I should work on.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. I felt great from the very beginning to the end.

Event comments:

Bear did an even better job this year. Well organized and plenty of massage vendors on hand. Well done!

Last updated: 2012-10-22 12:00 AM
01:54:36 | 13.1 miles | 08m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 236/1041
Performance: Good
My foot pod tells me I had a cadence of 80, which seems to be my average.
Course: This is a great course and I hope it's a good practice course for what I'll face in Raleigh.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %4%
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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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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 : 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
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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 : 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
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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.
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.