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Lawrence - 1/2 Marathon - RunHalf Marathon


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Lawrence, Kansas
United States
40'sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 393/877
Age Group = 30 - 34
Age Group Rank = 31/52
Pre-race routine:

I drove over to Shannon's house and picked her.... she was lallygagging around... I'm like "Shannon let's go!!!!!" She informs that she only got 4 hours of sleep (fyi: Shannon is a bit of a high maintenance sleeper who demands 8 hours or her muscles "pulsate" I have one word for her...."babies".... enough said)... But she was in a good/comedian mood so all is well.... We drive to Lawrence
Event warmup:

We arrive at the college... Shannon is shivering like a leaf as we walk over to the gym....so I warmed her with my body heat (ahhhhh). In the gym we stretch and watch other runner warm-up... we bump into fellow BT'er Byron Rieper (aka brieper) sporting a very fashionable trash bag. We follow Byron down to start and chat with him for a miles....


Run
  • 1h 57m 59s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 01s  min/mile
Comments:

When I run I don't recall much so let me give you what I do recall

- The course is a mixture of paved streets & brick roads during the first half

- The first half of the course seemed almost downhill... the rest was a bit hilly (that's putting it mildly)

- Every time I would get a step ahead of Shannon she would say "WAIT"... I'm like Shannon... "I'm not leaving you".... ha ha She wanted me beside her... which works in theory but sometimes it just doesn't workout like that...

- Around the middle of the race Shannon mentioned she was hungry... I told her next aid station she could stop... she never stopped for food.

- Mile 10 Shannon was positive that she was on mile 11.7 (she memorized the race map) I didn't have the heart to tell her hat she was mistaken so I let her discover the hard way.

- Mile 11 or so we see a guy on the ground having seizers (fyi: people were helping him and we could hear the sirens blaring behind us... nothing we could do )... not good... we both ran by w/o acknowledgment what we both saw.

- Mile 12 Shannon is running very strong and the course is very hilly at this point... Shannon tells me she going to walk... I recall telling her that she can walk at the top of the hill... At the top of the hill we walk for just a second... we start running again and I notice that the ITB on my right leg is killing me... (this sucks)

- Mile 13 ahhhh we enter the stadium Shannon sprints to the finish with me limping behind her

After we finish Shannon walks off trying not to get sick.... (this is such a horrible feeling...) I bump into another BT'er Judd Shea (aka runpuddrun)... I introduced Shannon to him & his wife... Shannon was not feeling good at this point so the small talk with Judd & his wife was cut very short....

We take a 1/2 mile trek to my car only to find it stuck in the mud... nice... but we get some peeps to push us out... no big deal just a little mud on the tires.

Driving home Shannon starts feeling better and we reflect back on the race... She crushed her goal so she is very pleased... I'm very proud of her ... now her next step is a marathon :)
Post race
Event comments:

This race is very organized with a RD who is a runner and understands the needs of the runners on race day


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Last updated: 2007-03-06 12:00 AM
Running
01:57:59 | 13.1 miles | 09m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/877
Performance: Good
Course: Flat for the first few miles..... after about 4 miles the course grew some hills :)
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
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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2007-04-17 11:18 AM

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Edited by ott13979 2007-04-17 11:25 AM


2007-04-17 11:51 AM
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2007-04-17 12:25 PM
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Nice race... and very entertaining race report!
2007-04-17 12:43 PM
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"so I warmed her with my body heat (ahhhhh)."

 

What the???

2007-04-17 12:46 PM
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I put my arm around her..... take your weak critiquing and get out my RR

speedball - 2007-04-17 12:43 PM

"so I warmed her with my body heat (ahhhhh)."

 

What the???

2007-04-19 1:57 PM
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Great RR for not remembering much   sounds like you guys had fun. 

Next time I am cold, I hope you are around.....hmmm not really



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