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New Bedford, Massachusetts
United States
New Bedford Half Marathon Committee
32F / 0C
Total Time = 1h 58m 58s
Overall Rank = 1226/1825
Age Group = 45-50
Age Group Rank = 142/176
Pre-race routine:

crappy nights sleep, woke with beginnings of a cold. Yucky way to start the day out. Ate a leisurely b-fast of oatmeal and cran juice (tried and true race day meal) with sunday paper. Met up with my track club bud, bob, and headed out for the 35 min trip to New Bedford.
Event warmup:

Thats just it, pre-event warm up. A bit chilly temp wise plus 20 mph plus wind. Ducked in the car until minutes before race time.
  • 1h 58m 58s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile

Began the run with my buds, bob and Paul, however they seemed to fall into a groove faster than mine so wished them well and watched them take off into the crowd. I was able to keep up a constant and comfortable pace despite feeling a little off from a being sick.
My overall goal of the day was to finish under 2 hrs. At each mile split the pace was right at the mark.
Bob ended up finishing in 1:48. I passed Paul at mile 11, he finished in 2:04 ish.
What would you do differently?:

Right on for my race goal. Would have liked to have felt 'lighter' and able to keep up with faster pace.
Post race
Warm down:

Hopped in the truck before the post race chill hit and headed home. Would have liked to stay and enjoy the post race chow. New Bedford puts on a tasty seafood chowder and fresh fish sandwiches. YUM!! Needed to head out to a Boy Scout Eagle court for one of my scout boys.

Event comments:

Safe race, challenging course, lots of water stations, great traffic control, nice scenery.

Last updated: 2007-02-27 12:00 AM
01:58:58 | 13.1 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 142/176
Overall: 1226/1825
Performance: Good
Course: Course is a good race course. Lots of challenges and scenery. Start out in the middle of the city, one long hill around mile 3-4, flat section for about 6 miles on the outskirts of the city, tough and cold wind along a shore section with pretty harbor views, through the city hurricane dikes, and then back into the city section with one last strong hill at mile 12.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-03-19 12:01 PM

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wrightsville beach, North Carolina
Subject: New Bedford Half Marathon

2007-03-19 8:21 PM
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Subject: RE: New Bedford Half Marathon

Awesome job with a sub 2 hr when it's so cold out and you were feeling sick. 

Hope the chowdah made you feel better. 

2007-03-20 10:31 AM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Awesome job Glen !! Congrats
2007-03-20 3:16 PM
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Few weeks post Hyannis- another sub 2hr 1/2 mary- setting the stage for tri season for sure........sorry I was "stranded" in Sunny FLA & missed that CHILLY New Bedford air

Nice Race!!!!

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