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Madison Half Marathon - Run

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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
Madison Festivals
29F / -2C
Total Time = 1h 55m 6s
Overall Rank = 848/2625
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 6/82
Pre-race routine:

Woke at 4:53, made a protein waffle (half) only added egg. Covered w peanut butter and syrup. Banana w PB, some water. Wore pink long sleeve shirt w blue shell and UA pink stripe tights. Headband. Pink stretchy gloves. No glasses as so overcast. Had to wear gray windbreaker and black/red stripe sweat pants as so cold (37 degrees but felt like 29). Left the house at 5:45 to go pick up Ross and Forrest. Found a parking spot on the street on Miflin just 3 blocks from the start. David had his bike.
Event warmup:

So windy, went into the tent and waited there/stretched. Had a vanilla Gu at 6:40 with a couple sips of water. Heard the Marathon start at 7 so walked over to the start line. Found Ross who went up ahead as I was back by the 2-hr finish sign.
  • 1h 55m 6s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 47s  min/mile

301/1531 females
Felt really good. The piriformis on left was flaring quite a bit in the beginning but actually let up. Was freezing before the race but was actually a bit warm during--didn't want to give up my shell as the wind was bitter (NW 9mph). Had gloves on the first 4 miles then put them in my pocket as I approached the water stop w my Gu. Pulled sleeves over my hands the rest of the way.
Post race
Event comments:

Would have been a lot more fun it was just a little warmer and less windy, They had great food and music and photo ops but I just wanted to get home as I was so cold and damp and chilled to the bone. Very well-organized though. I liked this course better as a half than the full (too many hills)

Last updated: 2019-11-13 12:00 AM
01:55:06 | 13.1 miles | 08m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/82
Overall: 848/2625
Performance: Good
Mile 1) 12:35:67 Mile 2) 4:41:73 (17:18) Mile 3) 8:17:78 (25:31) 5K) (26:38) Had sip of water mile 3.2 Mile 4) missed as David riding next to me (had vanilla GU just before water stop at mile 4.8 but most of water splashed out Mile 5) 17:21:81 (42:59) Sip of water at mile 5.5 Mile 6) 8:55:04 (51;55) 10k) 53:18 Mile 7) 8:54 (1:00:50) Mile 8) 8:45 (1:09:35) Mile 9) 9:19 (1:18:54)--had a marshmallow gu before water stop Mile 10) 8:37:39 (1:27:32) Mile 11) 9:03:13 (1:36:35) Mile 12) 8:32:81 (1:45:07) Mile 13.1) 10:01:50 (1:55:09 watch time)
Course: Large loop starting at the Capitol, heading north to Maple Bluff and back. Quite hilly. Did run up all hills (well,shuffled)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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