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Shamrock Marathon and Half marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Shamrock Sportsfest
30F / -1C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 41m 12s
Overall Rank = 387/4435
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 58/346
Pre-race routine:

Ate my normal bowl of oatmeal 1.5 hours before race.
Event warmup:

Ran .5 miles to start line about 3 minutes before the start of race. Felt super at start.
Run
  • 1h 41m 12s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile
Comments:

Run was very nice. I had great pace moving into the halfway mark. Was a little thirsty. But kept up the pace. I didn't want to take gloves or additional layers off as I thought this might disrupt my pace. At mile 9 I knew I was going to pr. I saw some passing but rather then try to race them i stayed steady and smart, know if i tried to race other runners i would risk a pr. I was feeling good and knew I could hold the pace I was at. I slowed from 10-12 by 10 seconds a mile but made it up from 12 to finish.
What would you do differently?:

Start my final push around 11.5 mile mark rather then wait until the 12 mile mark.
Post race
Warm down:

jogged to my car after.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

too many layers and should have worn shorts.

Event comments:

This is a great 1.2 marathon. Lots of support and a decent course. This day we had the weather on are side making conditions favorable for a fast race.




Last updated: 2006-11-30 12:00 AM
Running
01:41:12 | 13.1 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 58/346
Overall: 387/4435
Performance: Good
Course: Course was nice miles 3-6 were on a road with a large crown and rough surface.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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Subject: Shamrock Marathon and Half marathon


2007-03-19 6:28 AM
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Congrats on the PR!

2007-03-19 4:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Shamrock Marathon and Half marathon
Congrats on the great race!  It was perfect weather for those running the half.  The wind didn't kick up until you were coming down the home stretch. 
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