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Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon - Run

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Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Competitor Group, Inc.
Total Time = 1h 55m 9s
Overall Rank = 728/3867
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 57/208
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:15 after not sleeping well. Had a bagel, some coffee, and got in the car.
Event warmup:

None really. Maybe some very minor stretching.
  • 1h 55m 9s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 47s  min/mile

I had done a 3hr brick session the day before the race, so I really wasn't expecting much in terms of doing well i this race. However, race day jitters go a long way towards a good time. I would have been happy with 2:10 so I was very happy with 1:55:09. I started towards the front and got passed a lot in the first couple of miles (with a pace of 9:24 for the first 2.5 miles). I was able to step things up and ended up with a 8:53 10k pace and 8:48 pace overall.

overall place was 728/3867. lots of non-runners in this, so i was able to get into the top 20%.
What would you do differently?:

this was part of my HIM training, so having a taper or at least rest day the day before would have likely helped.
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed snacks and went to the car to retrieve a jacket. I pushed hard in this race to the rest of the day was basically shot - napped, watched TV, and just laid around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

training the day before the race.

Event comments:

Good race with nearly 8500 participants in the entire weekend. Well supported race with a large expo. End of race activities could have been a bit more interesting. Enjoyed the bands along the course!

Last updated: 2017-01-20 12:00 AM
01:55:09 | 13.1 miles | 08m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/208
Overall: 0/3867
Performance: Good
Course: The course is quite hilly. My heart rate was in the 160s for most of the race, occasionally 170 for the hills. Unfortunately the last 2 miles have some of the worst uphills.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 4

2017-04-03 10:58 AM

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Subject: Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon

2017-04-03 12:17 PM
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Subject: RE: Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon

Very nice work beating your goal time considerably, especially factoring in  your tough workout the day before, wow!  Big congrats!

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