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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
United States
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50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 43m 33s
Overall Rank = 301/1582
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 38/104
Pre-race routine:

Drive to the race 35 mins or so.
Event warmup:

Stretched, hydrated ate a snickers marathon
  • 1h 43m 33s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 54s  min/mile

Ran with Ben. He kept me on pace. Actually well above pace. But I'm not complaining. Did start to feel very fatigue at mile 11 so I let Ben go on ahead without me. But I still turned in a couple of reasonable miles despite how I felt. But people were beginning to come past me.
Half way through my marathon training for Grandmas and I post a new PB for the Half marathon. That fills me with confidence for Grandmas.
What would you do differently?:

A PB by over 5 minutes!!! I'm not going to do anything differently
Post race
Warm down:

some stretching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Abso-bloody-lutely nothing.

Event comments:

A very well organised race. A few signs to direct you to the packet pick up would have been nice the day before. But a highly recommended race.

Last updated: 2007-01-23 12:00 AM
01:43:33 | 13.1 miles | 07m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/104
Overall: 300/1582
Performance: Good
Splits Mile 1 - 8:14. Mile 2 - 8:16. Mile 3 - 7:51. Mile 4 - 7:50. Mile 5 - 7:45. Mile 6 - 7:41. Mile 7 - 7:58 . Mile 8 - 7:45. Mile 9 - 7:45. Mile 10 - 7:35. Mile 11 - 8:05. Mile 12 - 7:55. Mile 13 - 8:06
Course: Round the streets of Saint Cloud. Some loops around the University campus down the main street out into a residentail area before coming up the river to the campus on a bike path. A rolling course. Some grades were a bit steep in places
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2007-04-21 12:48 PM

Princeton, MN
Subject: Earth day Half Marathon
:) :) :) :) Quite honestly, today, I rocked! :) :) :) :)
Couldn't have done it without some excellent pacing from Ben (benihana) though.
Thanks Ben!!!


Edited by lincsguyus 2007-04-21 12:51 PM

2007-04-23 6:48 AM
in reply to: #771286

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Lakeville, MN
Subject: RE: Earth day Half Marathon

No problem...glad I could help!   I am glad we could both break our 1:45 mark.


Great Race!

2007-04-23 7:36 AM
in reply to: #771286

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Central Minnesota
Subject: RE: Earth day Half Marathon
Great job! Way to keep pace and get your PR! I can identify with you... I was feeling it at about mile 11 too.
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