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Platte River Half Marathon - Run


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Littleton, Colorado
United States
Alamo Events
36F / 2C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 08m 38s
Overall Rank = 474/880
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 35/90
Pre-race routine:

Cinnamon raisin english muffin with peanut butter & honey. Drove to the race start early to make sure I got a parking spot in the light rail station lot, and enjoyed my tea while reading. About 30 minutes before race start, I packed everything into the gear check bag and headed for the porta potty. Ran into Paivi & Liinu on the way, and was very happy for the familiar faces! Checked the gear bag with about 7 minutes to race time.
Event warmup:

Tried to guess which start corral I would fit with, and shivered while chatting with Paivi.
Run
  • 2h 08m 38s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile
Comments:

Tried to keep the first 5 miles with HR under 150, next 5 miles z3, and then push the last 3.1 miles. HR was a little high, but was able to push the pace at the end.

So happy to see Ocky & the kids 2 block from the finish!
What would you do differently?:

N/A
Post race
Warm down:

Found Paivi at the end of the finish shoot, then Ocky & the kids caught up with us. Chatted and cheered in Liinu. Bundled up in the extra clothes I had thrown in my gear bag & enjoyed the lunch from Buckhorn Exchange.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Inconsistent training the last 6 weeks prior to the race.

Event comments:

This is a very well run event. After 17 years, the organizers have this one down to a science. The course is set for a fast race. They do a good job of creating a celebratory feel at the finish, with a live band & a pretty good spread from the Buckhorn Exchange.




Last updated: 2019-04-15 12:00 AM
Running
02:08:38 | 13.1 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 35/90
Overall: 474/880
Performance: Good
Course: Generally a slight downhill, with the only big hill at mile 12.5.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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