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Wilmington's 2nd Annual Half Marathonb Happy Birthday Road Race - RunHalf Marathon


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Wilmington, Massachusetts
United States
Deborah Winters Foundation
78F / 26C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 18m 28s
Overall Rank = 89/102
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Rushed to Wilmington from the Reading 2.5 mile "fun" run. See other race report.
Event warmup:

Ran in Reading, also ran from the start line back to the car and porta johns, must have been about 3/4 of a mile of extra running around :)
Run
  • 2h 18m 28s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 34s  min/mile
Comments:

Set out with a 2:10 in mind. Stayed under 10 mm until mile six. Ran under 10:30 until mile 10. then all went to hell. 11:30's and a 12:28 at the end. Considering how hard I went out in Reading and the pace I was maintaining in this race I am satisfied with the results.

Only broke stride 3 times. First was to take water from 3 kids working a water stop in there driveway (could not short one of them, they were so cute). The second stop was at Grandma F's grave (cemetery on the route) to say hi. She is one of the reasons I started to try just before she passed of weight related complications. And the third was when I saw the kids at the finish line.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, loved the two race format. Was supposed to log closer to 3:30 for the day, but racing with people is much more fun than running alone.
Post race
Warm down:

Found the kids (a surprise) at the finish line, gave them high fives as I got close to the chute.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not ready to race close to 16 miles in a day at that pace :)

Event comments:

A very small race. Well run with the exception of being short of water at the end of the race. Was a benifit for a local Breast Cancer charity.




Last updated: 2006-09-05 12:00 AM
Running
02:18:28 | 13.1 miles | 10m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/102
Performance: Average
chose not to use a HRM today
Course: lightly rolling hills throuhout the course
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %2.5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2006-09-24 7:14 PM

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2006-09-24 7:50 PM
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Nice pace for a 1/2 mary.  I'd be happy to keep the same pace on mine
2006-09-25 6:20 AM
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Way to go Joe!
2006-09-25 7:42 AM
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Silly boy!!!!  Why did you do 2 races the same day?
2006-09-26 7:45 PM
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NICE job , Joe ..and a two-fer to boot..like a brick sorta kinda..?? Almost MARY time for you- you ready???
2006-09-27 8:13 AM
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Nice job -- See you in Lowell !(I'm doing the 1/2)


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