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Seaside Half-Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Seaside, Florida
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 27m 8s
Overall Rank = 30/1232
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 6/67
Pre-race routine:

Woke at 5:00 AM. At a bowl a cereal and headed out for the race course at 6:00 AM, as they were going to shut down the roads at 7:00 AM. Arrived at brother-in-law's parent's rental cottage and hung out. Going into the race I really wanted to break the 1:30 mark and figured that I would be between 1:25 - 1:30.
Event warmup:

None. I wanted to run a little to warm up, but I ended up hanging out with brother-in-law's family up until the start.
  • 1h 27m 8s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 06m 39s  min/mile

Everything felt great. I was surprised at how even my splits were. Took a GU at the turn around, though I was expecting it a mile earlier. On the way back, I tried to pick up the pace ever-so slightly to catch a few people. Ended up passing 6 more people. I felt as though I could have pushed it a little harder on the way back, but I didn't want to explode and fall apart at the end.
What would you do differently?:

First, I need to make sure that I am near the front of the starting pack if there are not pace-based packs. I had to really exert a lot of effort to get around the initial crowd. I also need to start to doing tempo runs and speed work.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a turkey BBQ sandwich and some water. My legs were dying after a few minutes after the end, especially my calves. I should have stretched, but I was FREEZING!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training for this distance.

Event comments:

I really love this distance. I hope that my first HIM will feel this good. I saw some of the local triathletes at the end. I have yet to introduce myself, but I know their faces. I really believe that I can hit my next half-marathon goal of 6 min./mile (~1:18 final time). Sub-6 splits would be amazing, but not this year.

Last updated: 2007-02-26 12:00 AM
01:27:08 | 13.1 miles | 06m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/67
Overall: 30/1232
Performance: Good
Mile 1: 6:10 Mile 2: 6:39 Mile 3: 6:38 Mile 4: 6:41 Mile 5: 6:57 Mile 6: 6:45 Mile 7: 6:44 Mile 8: 6:49 Mile 9: 6:40 Mile 10: 6:41 Mile 11: 6:49 Mile 12: 6:30 Mile 13: 6:15 Last 0.1: 0:54 Avg HR: 177 Max HR: 200 Calories burned: 1340
Course: County road 30-A, out and back. A few rolling hills with a bad headwind.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-03-08 12:41 PM

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Subject: Seaside Half-Marathon

2007-03-09 11:52 AM
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Clifton, NJ
Subject: RE: Seaside Half-Marathon
wowie zowie, you were fast and furious! great job! congratulations!
2007-03-11 12:01 AM
in reply to: #717520

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Subject: RE: Seaside Half-Marathon
Damn fast! Sweet.
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