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Auckland Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Auckland, Auckland
New Zealand
Ironman
13C / 55F
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 39m 53s
Overall Rank = 406/5190
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 9/155
Pre-race routine:

Up at 0245, coffee x2, English muffin, banana.
20 min walk to ferry to Start Line
Event warmup:

5 min light jog.
Run
  • 1h 39m 53s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 04m 44s  min/km
Comments:

I was originally entered for the full marathon but suffered a R) medial meniscus inflammation 5 weeks out from the race. This meant significant load management with rest and 4 runs on the anti-gravity treadmill at the local physiotherapist that once again saved my bacon.

Based on my limited running on the AG treadmill, I thought a pace of 5min/km would be the best I could maintain for the race.Totally surprised myself by averaging 4:44min/km - and the course is hilly! Perhaps the idea is to have a loooooong pre-race taper? ;-)


Split..........Split Time....S/Rank...Race Time........R/Rank.....Dist........Pace
5KM.........00:23:36.....450........00:23:36.........450..........5.00....04:43
10KM.......00:23:22.....466........00:46:58.........400.........5.00......04:40
15KM.......00:23:07.....415........01:10:06.........399.........5.00.......04:37
20KM....... NO RESULTS - TIMING MAT DIDN'T TRIGGER
Finish........00:29:46..................01:39:53.........406..........6.10.......04:53

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    What would you do differently?:

    Performed well above expectation on both an injury and fitness front. With only 7 runs in the 5 weeks leading up to the race due to knee injury and prior to that I was doing no fast pace work as I was expecting to run the full marathon, its hard to say what to do better.
    Post race
    Event comments:

    Brilliant race - as usual! Very scenic course and very well organised. Will return again in 2020.




    Last updated: 2018-11-09 12:00 AM
    Running
    01:39:53 | 21.1 kms | 04m 44s  min/km
    Age Group: 9/155
    Overall: 406/5190
    Performance: Good
    Course: Devonport to Victoria Park
    Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
    Post race
    Weight change: %
    Overall: Good
    Mental exertion [1-5] 5
    Physical exertion [1-5] 5
    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:
    Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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