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Calgary Police Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Calgary, Alberta
Calgary City Police
4C / 39F
Total Time = 1h 31m 10s
Overall Rank = 38/1051
Age Group = M40-49
Age Group Rank = 6/148
Pre-race routine:

Kinvara shoes, zoot ultra shorts, under armor + long tech shirt.

Tried eating a bit more before this race - 2 pop tarts and 2 white toast (550 cals)

Still on my -500 cal deficit diet.
Event warmup:

2K jog, no taper for this race so legs are heavy.
  • 1h 31m 10s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 04m 19s  min/km

A race is IMC so knew this was not going to be a PR. No days off before or after mean the effort was perfect training effect.

Post race
Warm down:

Went right home, and then out for a 90 minute hard bike. Legs and power were fine. No days off after race, just slower pace. This is good.

Event comments:

This is one race I've run every year since getting off the couch. Weather makes it hard to compare year to year but it's a good early race to aim and train for.

Last updated: 2015-01-17 12:00 AM
01:31:10 | 21.1 kms | 04m 19s  min/km
Age Group: 6/148
Overall: 38/1051
Performance: Average
Was holding sub 4:15 until about the half-way mark - Garmin 920 crashed THREE times, and on the final time it wiped my activity (right at the finish line). HR was lower than potential, around 148-154.
Course: Reversed this year (so counter clockwise) - pretty much everyone agrees it's harder. It's always hilly but the uphills are endless while the downhills are more short and steep.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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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author : hadleyusa
comments : 1
Training for a specific running event is not as easy as it might seem. Here are some tips and a weekly plan to avoid overtraining and to improve your performance.
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
comments : 7
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
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.