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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
The ING Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 55m 14s
Overall Rank = 1170/8917
Age Group = 30-35
Age Group Rank = 303/1317
Pre-race routine:

took marta from north springs, had a breakfast cookie, downed some powerade and some water. Hit the porta potty, grabbed a water and drank it while I weaved my way toward the front (about middle of pack staring position) Did a GU at about 6:50
Event warmup:

stretched while in line- set up my playlist for the run.
Run
  • 1h 55m 14s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 48s  min/mile
Comments:

First mile was spent weaving through the crowd- trying to get on pace. from mile 3 to about 9 I was in the zone. The course was pretty challenging and tougher than my first half mary- which I was trying to best. I started fading at mile 10 and struggled until I was near the finish- thats when the adrenaline took over and I just let her rip. I was in the 170's and 180's most of the last 4 miles and the last mile was all uphill- brutal. I left nothing on the table and feel really good about my finish and accomplishing my goals.
What would you do differently?:

longer training runs- my long runs have been 10 miles and mile 10.5 is when it got tough- other than that- no regrets, I gave 100 percent
Post race
Warm down:

walked, stretched, iced the knee, got some water, bagel, yogurt, and banana. legs were very tight and still are so lots of stretching still on the agenda.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

battled some sick time over the last several weeks- so my longest run has been 10.5 miles outside of the last half marathon- thats probably why I struggled the last 3 miles.

Event comments:

Great first time event- it lived up to the hype. Volunteers were awesome and the spectators were great- very positive experience. I bested my last half by 6+ minutes on a tougher course and blasted my sub 2:00 goal. My only complaint is I could not get a beer afterwards :). (georgia cannot serve until noon on sundays)




Last updated: 2007-01-18 12:00 AM
Running
01:55:14 | 13.1 miles | 08m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 303/1317
Overall: 1170/8917
Performance: Good
avg hr 171- so I guess my lt is higher now than the 168 I had done 2 months ago
Course: rolling with lots of sustained moderate climbs- great fans and supporters along the way
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2007-03-25 11:52 AM

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2007-03-25 1:54 PM
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Great job!  I was there at the finish line as a volunteer but didn't get to see you.
2007-03-25 2:07 PM
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Great job.
2007-03-25 2:20 PM
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Alright!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Congratulations on your PB!!!!!!!!!!  Very very cool!!!!!!!!  Now go enjoy your beer and BBQ. 
2007-03-25 2:54 PM
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Congrats!
2007-03-25 3:08 PM
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Good job Greg! Those last three miles were tough.


2007-03-25 4:13 PM
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Great race! I hear ya about wanting a beer...
2007-03-25 4:32 PM
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Awesome job, Greg! Great job getting a new PR!
2007-03-25 4:41 PM
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Great job Greg.  The course was definitely tedious!
2007-03-25 5:25 PM
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Sweet work on a tough course!
2007-03-25 7:07 PM
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...no regrets, I gave 100 percent.

That is what racing is all about.

Awesome.



2007-03-25 8:19 PM
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Awesome job!  Looks like all the hard work payed off! Congrats!
2007-03-26 8:15 AM
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Super job, Greg.  You're doing a great job with your races this year!!
2007-03-26 9:19 AM
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PR - Sweetest two letters in the alphabet.

Congrats on a great race!

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2007-03-26 11:10 AM
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Way to PR and run a tough course. Congrats.
2007-03-26 8:30 PM
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Congrats on PR Greg. Somehow I managed to miss BT-ers this race. PTC has started Wed nights again, maybe we'll run in to each other at one of those.


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Excellent job!!!
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