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Detroit, Michigan
United States
Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Bank
40F / 4C
Total Time = 2h 28m 55s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 27-29
Age Group Rank = 305/418
Pre-race routine:

Showered to wake myself up and got dressed. Picked up my running partner and off we went! Had a gel in the car.
Event warmup:

Stretching and bouncing around to stay warm!
  • 2h 28m 55s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 22s  min/mile

When the run started, my toes were numb from standing around! We got to the corral around 7 am so I was not out there long.

Miles 1-9 were great. Had a gel about an hour in and legs felt awesome. Mile 9-10 was the longest mile of the race. After the long uphill of the tunnel, my legs were starting to tire. I kept pushing and after mile 10, the miles got a lot easier. The aid stations and spectators were great. I loved the music along the course and running through parts of Detroit you don't get to see very often.

What would you do differently?:

Run harder at the end. My training partner sprinted and beat me by a minute. I was too tired at the point.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched on the astro-turf at Ford Field and got a massage.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was sick for two weeks in October and this was my first long run in almost 3 weeks. I definitely felt it in my legs near the end.

Last updated: 2006-08-29 12:00 AM
02:28:55 | 13.1 miles | 11m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 305/418
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2006-10-30 12:49 PM

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Detroit, Michigan
Subject: Detroit Half Marathon

2006-10-30 1:26 PM
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Adrian, MI
Subject: RE: Detroit Half Marathon
Nice job!! Good job in not giving up and pushing through!Yeah, the fan support was amazing. I've done the full at Detroit twice and each year I've seen the fan support grow and grow! Their support does wonders.
2006-10-30 8:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Detroit Half Marathon
Great race - congratulations!  Great to hear how you kept up a steady pace and pushed through that one mile of trouble - sweet. 
2006-11-01 9:57 PM
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windsor, ontario
Subject: RE: Detroit Half Marathon
good job...that first half was just went  downhill from there...all of the good stuff was gone....
2006-11-02 12:04 AM
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Orange, Massachusetts
Subject: RE: Detroit Half Marathon

Great job!  I don't know why, but the last couple miles of any race always seem the longest to me.  You did great pushing through the mental barrier...sounds like you had a great time!


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