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Myrtle Beach Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
United States
Start2Finish Event Management
37F / 3C
Total Time = 1h 59m 4s
Overall Rank = 706/4499
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 60/151
Event warmup:

Performed a few light runs up and down the street fairly early before the start corral got too crowded. Then just tried to keep the leg muscles loose in the cold weather
  • 1h 59m 4s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile

It's been 2 years since my last half-marathon and I definitely didn't train like I should have. I was very nervous about how I would perform given my current physical condition, but mainly I just wanted to know that I could give a solid performance and run start to finish.

I started out a little hot, and after the first 4 miles, I knew I needed to slow it down or I would not make it. Of course, that's when I saw my wife in the crowd! I darted over to the curb to get a quick kiss and I was off again. The run down King's Hwy and into Market Commons was very nice. Plenty of shade if it had been hotter. Making the turn put us into the wind coming out of Market Commons and onto Ocean Blvd! Then the wind and shade of the high rises wasn't so great. Because of the course layout, I got to see my entire family at mile 9 when I ran right past the resort we were staying in! What perfect timing and a great boost!

I was starting to drag between mile 10-11, but knew I had time in the bank to make it under 2 hours. I just needed to hang on. Coming down the chute for the last 3 tenths, I really tried to pick it up. I could see the clock ticking down towards the 2 hour mark and I wanted to beat that!

I crossed the finish at 1:59:31 and given my delay, that meant I finished 56 seconds under 2 hours! It was close, but I met my goal.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get back into shape, drop some weight and renew my training regimens.
Post race
Warm down:

I didn't spend much time in the finish area as it was cold and windy and once I stopped moving, I started to shiver very quickly. I grabbed some food and headed to the car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My current shape and training that I put into the race

Event comments:

This was a great race, very well organized and managed! The finish area is awesome, I wish the weather had been warmer so I could have hung out there longer.

The medals are top-notch and I would definitely do this race again!

Last updated: 2017-01-19 12:00 AM
01:59:04 | 13.1 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 60/151
Overall: 706/4499
Performance: Average
Course: An out and back course with the return run along Ocean Blvd.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2017-03-06 1:44 PM

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