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Chicago Spring Half Marathon - Run

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Chicago, Illinois
United States
Life Time Fitness Athletic Events
61F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 47m 22s
Overall Rank = 549/3934
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 77/286
Pre-race routine:

Drank lots and lots of water from my water bottle, stretched my thighs, calves, and hamstrings. Had my iPhone with some beats going to pump myself up
  • 1h 47m 22s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 12s  min/mile

Run went about as well as I could have hoped for ! Drank so much water that I had to go use the porta potty within the first 4 miles of the run (honestly I had to use it from mile 0 but I wanted to keep pace with the 1:50 pacer). I dropped the 1:50 pacer after mile 1 and decided I would push myself to try and run a 1:45. Around mile 9.5 I realized that would no longer be possible as I was slowing down but I finished strong with a good kick at the end
What would you do differently?:

Consume lots of fluids the night before, but not necessarily as much the hour or two prior to race
Post race
Event comments:

Event was well organized with enough volunteers staffed along the course! Weather was also perfect in the low 60s and overcast. Need to improve gear checkout as my bag had lost the tag and I was fortunate to be able to find it among a stack of tagless bags.

Last updated: 2017-06-07 12:00 AM
01:47:22 | 13.1 miles | 08m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 77/286
Overall: 549/3934
Average HR 154
Course: Mostly lakefront trail south from Maggie Daley Park to Hyde Park and then back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2017-06-07 9:37 PM

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